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Adverum Biotechnologies Doses First Patient in Cohort 4 of OPTIC Phase I Clinical Trial of ADVM-022 Intravitreal Gene Therapy for Wet AMD

[Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc.] Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. announced that the first patient was dosed in Cohort 4 of the ongoing OPTIC Phase I clinical trial for ADVM-022 for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Open Science Takes On the Coronavirus Pandemic

[Nature Technology Feature] When reports emerged in late 2019 of an outbreak of a new coronavirus centred in Wuhan, China, researchers at the virological-analysis website Nextstrain were ready. The open-source project tracks the spread of viruses through genetic variations in the sequences that scientists find.

Director of US Agency Key to Vaccine Development Leaves Role Suddenly Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

[STAT News] Rick Bright, one of the nation’s leading vaccine development experts and the director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, is no longer leading the organization.

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Truqap Plus Faslodex Approved in the EU for Patients with Advanced ER-Positive Breast Cancer

[AstraZeneca] AstraZeneca’s Truqap (capivasertib) in combination with Faslodex (fulvestrant) has been approved in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of adult patients with ER-positive, HER2‑negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer with one or more PIK3CA, AKT1, or PTEN-alterations following recurrence or progression on or after an endocrine-based regimen.

Breast Cancer Exploits Neural Signaling Pathways for Bone-to-Meninges Metastasis

[Science] Scientists applied a combination of intravital and ex vivo three-dimensional confocal microscopy, micro–computed tomography, and histologic analyses to mouse models of bone-metastatic breast cancer and leptomeninges (LM) metastasis,. They demonstrated that breast cancer cells could traffic to the LM from the bone marrow through abluminal emissary vein migration.

RUVBL1/2 Blockade Targets YTHDF1 Activity to Suppress m6A-Dependent Oncogenic Translation and Colorectal Tumorigenesis

[Cancer Research] Investigators employed a CRISPR/Cas9 screening strategy that revealed RUVBL1 and RUVBL2 as putative targets. Loss of RUVBL1/2 preferentially impaired the growth of YTHDF1-high colorectal cancer (CRC) cells, patient-derived primary CRC organoids, and subcutaneous xenografts.