The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health awarded the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health a $65 million grant establishing an Antiviral Drug Discovery Center to develop oral antivirals that can combat pandemic-level viruses like COVID-19. The center builds upon and is tightly affiliated with UNC’s Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Development Initiative.
MIT researchers developed a trajectory-planning system for autonomous vehicles that enables them to travel from a starting point to a target location safely, even when there are many different uncertainties in the environment, such as unknown variations in the shapes, sizes, and locations of obstacles.
DNA contained in honey reveals honeybee health -Researchers from the B.S.R.C. ‘Alexander Fleming’ in Greece have optimised a method to characterise DNA traces in honey, revealing the species that honeybees interact with.
- Molecular Ecology Resources
- Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, European Regional Development Fund, Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Fondation Santé
University of Limerick, Ireland research reveals variety of opinions are crucial for ‘fostering trust’ in vaccination
- Scientific Reports
James Bibb, Ph.D., and colleagues have described a novel preclinical drug that could have the potential to combat depression, brain injury and diseases that impair cognition. The drug, which notably is brain-permeable, acts to inhibit the kinase enzyme Cdk5.
- Frontiers in Pharmacology
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Working with rats, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University have pinpointed a mechanism in the brain responsible for a common type of age-related memory loss. The work, published today in Current Biology, sheds light on the workings of aging brains and may deepen our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and similar disorders in humans.
- Cell Reports