December 2020/January 2021- Volume 17, Issue 1

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Editor's Focus

Out of order: A season of hope

Out of order: A season of hope

Out of order: A season of hope

Sharing insights, stories, progress, and hope on fighting infectious diseases

Commentary

Goodbye <em>DDNews</em>; hello <em>DDN</em>

Goodbye DDNews; hello DDN

Goodbye DDNews; hello DDN

With our first issue of 2021, we have lots of great changes to bring you
The easy way in

The easy way in

The easy way in

Wide adoption and regimen compliance are two reasons for easier administration, whether with COVID or schizophrenia

Special Reports

Beyond Vaccines

Beyond Vaccines

Beyond Vaccines

Researchers are seeking antivirals to protect the unprotected

Discovery

Bugs making drugs: Harnessing bacteria to treat disease

Bugs making drugs: Harnessing bacteria to treat disease

Bugs making drugs: Harnessing bacteria to treat disease

Bacteria engineered to produce therapeutics fill a niche for patients with unmet medical needs.
Choosing CRISPR in the fight against SARS-CoV-2

Choosing CRISPR in the fight against SARS-CoV-2

Choosing CRISPR in the fight against SARS-CoV-2

Study demonstrates how changes in human genes can reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection
Arming the industry to fight AMR

Arming the industry to fight AMR

Arming the industry to fight AMR

The AMR Action Fund seeks to support antibiotic candidates in massive industry-philanthropic alliance
Getting answers on GABAergic neurons

Getting answers on GABAergic neurons

Getting answers on GABAergic neurons

UTSA researchers find breakthrough discovery on brain cortex functionality
Braking macrophages

Braking macrophages

Braking macrophages

Molecule mimics naturally occurring protein to prevent overreaction

Preclinical

Passage makes progress against rare lysosomal storage disease

Passage makes progress against rare lysosomal storage disease

Preclinical data show injection of optimized AAV vector may correct gangliosidosis
Deep learning for drug design

Deep learning for drug design

Deep learning for drug design

Metabolite Translator assesses safety of novel compounds
Exosomes to the rescue in cancer

Exosomes to the rescue in cancer

Exosomes to the rescue in cancer

Codiak demonstrates potential of engineered exosomes to stimulate targeted, antitumor immunity
Good news for PolyPEPI-SCoV-2

Good news for PolyPEPI-SCoV-2

Good news for PolyPEPI-SCoV-2

PepTC reports positive preclinical results for peptide vaccine

Clinical Trials

Putting RWD and NHD up against placebo

Putting RWD and NHD up against placebo

Putting RWD and NHD up against placebo

Results from cTAP indicate both could augment or replace placebo controls in DMD clinical trials
Good news to wake up to

Good news to wake up to

Good news to wake up to

Jazz reports promising results for Xywav in adults with rare sleep disorder
Atossa shares Phase 1 results for AT-301

Atossa shares Phase 1 results for AT-301

Atossa shares Phase 1 results for AT-301

Preliminary results show safety and tolerability of AT-301 nasal spray for COVID-19
Psoriasis progress

Psoriasis progress

Psoriasis progress

EDP1815 Phase 1b data shared at EADV Virtual

Diagnostics

Tracing cancer with tattoo ink

Tracing cancer with tattoo ink

Tracing cancer with tattoo ink

USC researchers say tattoo inks and food dyes could help improve cancer detection
Heavy lifting with HULLK

Heavy lifting with HULLK

Heavy lifting with HULLK

APIS, University of Virginia hope to leverage HULLK lncRNA as a prostate cancer biomarker
Five minutes, one answer

Five minutes, one answer

Five minutes, one answer

A breath test to rapidly diagnose COVID-19 infection may be on the way from imec
Functional MRI: The next tool for mental health?

Functional MRI: The next tool for mental health?

Functional MRI: The next tool for mental health?

Researchers develop an algorithm for predicting medication response in mental health patients  

Feature

SLAS prepares for digital event to &ldquo;Ignite 2021 with a spark&rdquo;

SLAS prepares for digital event to “Ignite 2021 with a spark”

SLAS prepares for digital event to “Ignite 2021 with a spark”

Get a look at what the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening’s virtual annual meeting has to offer

Tools & Technology

Reaction rules

Reaction rules

Retrosynthesis tool automates molecule making
Machine learning improves tandem MS

Machine learning improves tandem MS

Machine learning improves tandem MS

Purdue researchers apply machine learning concepts to create a new mass spec method

Q&A: A jump to the next step in sequencing

Q&A: A jump to the next step in sequencing

Jumpcode details how its CRISPRclean tech unites NGS and CRISPR/Cas editing
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