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Machine learning speeds up virtual drug screening by 10-fold

Fri, 2023-09-22 18:52
Boosting virtual screening with machine learning allowed for a 10-fold time reduction in the processing of 1.56 billion drug-like molecules. Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland teamed up with industry and supercomputers to carry out one of the world's largest virtual drug screens.
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Can COVID-19 vaccines turn the tide on long-haul symptoms?

Thu, 2023-09-21 21:39
The study finds that COVID-19 vaccination can significantly reduce symptoms and improve well-being in patients suffering from post-COVID-19 conditions (PCC). Vaccination also lowered systemic markers of inflammation but did not entirely eliminate persistent SARS-CoV-2 antigens, which may continue to contribute to inflammation.
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Research reveals racial and ethnic disparities in the benefits of newer type 2 diabetes drugs

Thu, 2023-09-21 20:42
New research analyzing the effects of two drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes indicates a consistent lack of cardiovascular and renal benefits in Black populations.
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Inhaled fluticasone furoate falls flat in speeding up COVID-19 recovery, says ACTIV-6 trial

Thu, 2023-09-21 20:40
The ACTIV-6 trial investigated the effectiveness of inhaled fluticasone furoate on mild-to-moderate COVID-19 cases and found it did not accelerate recovery or prevent clinical progression compared to a placebo. Interestingly, vaccinated participants showed slightly faster recovery when treated with the drug, while unvaccinated participants did not.
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Unlocking the power of mRNA vaccines: From COVID-19 to cancer and beyond

Thu, 2023-09-21 18:31
A comprehensive review in Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy delves into the versatility and effectiveness of mRNA vaccines, from their game-changing role in COVID-19 to potential applications in cancer and rare diseases. Despite drawbacks like stability and high immunogenicity, advancements in vaccine technology have poised mRNA platforms as a robust tool for both preventive and therapeutic interventions.
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Weill Cornell Medicine receives NIH grant to lead a national contraceptive research center

Thu, 2023-09-21 12:25
Weill Cornell Medicine has received a three-year, nearly $6 million grant to lead one of three national contraceptive research centers.
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