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Machine learning uncovers potential new TB drugs

Machine learning is a computational tool used by many biologists to analyze huge amounts of data, helping them to identify potential new drugs. MIT researchers have now incorporated a new feature into these types of machine-learning algorithms, improving their prediction-making ability. Using this new approach, which allows computer models to account for uncertainty in the… Read More »

Critical new allergy pathway: Mouse study discovery points to potential new drug targets for treating asthma, hay fever, and other inflammatory disorders – Science Daily

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis. The researchers, whose study was published online June 22 in Nature Immunology, found that allergy-triggering molecules from dust mites can interact with an immune protein… Read More »

Canadian prescriptions for malaria drug with COVID-19 potential surge, some for doctors’ own use

Some Canadian doctors appear to have been snapping up a malaria drug for their own possible use against COVID-19, part of a surge in prescriptions for the medicine that has health-care regulators across the country concerned. Professional organizations in several provinces have issued statements in recent days discouraging the practice, noting there’s no solid evidence… Read More »