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Vaccine protects animals against dust mite allergies

Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that showed protection in mice against dust mite allergies.

'Fossil' virus discovery could lead to HIV immunotherapy

A new discovery of an ancestral fossil virus buried within everyone's genomes might provide the key to eradicating HIV.

Simulated human heart aims to screen drugs for adverse effects

An in vitro technique using samples of beating heart tissue may be able to test the effects of drugs on the heart without unnecessary testing on humans or animals, according to new research.

Enzyme may provide new target for Alzheimer's disease

Much of Alzheimer's drug research has focused on targeting amyloid beta, a protein long thought to be toxic when it clumps together to form plaques in the brain.

Mount Sinai, Neurotrope partner to develop bryostatins for rare metabolic disease

Startup Neurotrope is teaming up with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City to further develop its bryostatins for the treatment of Niemann-Pick disease type C, a rare disease that mostly affects children.

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