Researchers have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into “repair” mode. A new study suggests tactics that might assist recovery after physical injury.
Connor will oversee many facets of research policy on campus, including human subjects and animal research.
Microlyte, patented by Imbed Biosciences, will compete in the $2 billion market sector of “advanced wound dressings,” which are used to treat ulcers, burns, bedsores and other difficult wounds.
Two specific toxins — including the popular drug Botox — have multiple uses for treating many neuromuscular conditions, including frown lines, disabling muscle spasms and migraine headaches.
In tests on mice, drugs that are already on the market prevented damage to the cells that sustain the light-sensitive cells in the eyes.
The bacteria could present a “novel biological control mechanism,” aiding efforts to stop the spread of Zika virus.
Researchers have shown that one infection with Zika virus protects against future infection, though pregnancy may drastically increase the time the virus stays in the body.
Peter Lewis is one of 22 biomedical scientists to win the award, meant for researchers with outstanding promise in science relevant to human health.
These sorts of studies cannot be performed in humans, hence the need to develop and study mouse models.
The new approach would better forecast the naturally occurring mutations that help seasonal flu virus dodge vaccines.