Therapeutics & Prevention


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease, is a debilitating autoimmune condition that is clinically challenging to manage effectively. In the U.S., the CDC estimates that 1.3% of adults (about 3 million) have been diagnosed with IBD. Many IBD patients are diagnosed early in life. As a result of chronic […]

The microbial organism Borrelia burgdorferi causes the common infection termed Lyme disease. This infection is transferred to humans by deer ticks and is common in areas of North America and other countries where large deer populations are found. In the U.S., the CDC has estimated that up to 476,000 cases of Lyme disease were diagnosed […]

Human genetics studies have identified Bin1 as second only to ApoE as a risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD). Neurology studies indicate that Bin1 binds and influences the turnover of tau as a likely mechanism in promoting LOAD risk. Lankenau Institute for Medical Research scientists developed a cell-penetrating Bin1 antibody that appears to promote […]

Lankenau Institute for Medical Research scientists have developed a radically new approach to eradicate topical infections by weakening the local ecology of the infection that supports it. Specifically, they have developed topical over-the-counter (OTC) formulations of safe and effective agents that are capable of clearing recalcitrant topical infections such as onychomycosis, Staph, or plantar wart. […]