Finding the elusive aquaporin modulators

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Aquaporins are channel proteins that facilitate the transport of water across cells. The discovery of aquaporins in 1992, for which researcher Peter Agre received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, opened the door to a new therapeutic approach for treating many health conditions. On one particular start-up’s journey in finding applicable aquaporin modulators, the student has become the master. Water is one of the substances that are essential for life on Earth and for the survival of all plants and animals. Although...

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The new challenge in fighting old sepsis

“Patients typically develop a high fever, their Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is high. If we can get them to pass the two-week mark, they will survive.”Dr. Masab Moumneh, MD, ICU physician While we have been battling with sepsis for centuries, now COVID19 added new challenges to this battle. Can Aquaporin-based therapy be our newest weapon against this malicious viral sepsis? Sepsis – an elusive syndrome Sepsis has been defined as a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection....

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