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Glioblastomas

Penn Study Suggests that Combining CAR T Cells with Existing Immunotherapies...

Genetically modified “hunter” T cells successfully migrated to and penetrated a deadly type of brain tumor known as glioblastoma (GBM) in a clinical trial...
Hydrocephalus

Spare the Surgery: Drugs May Combat Hydrocephalus, Yale Study Finds

Clinically available drugs may help combat a potentially lethal form of hydrocephalus now treated mainly by brain surgery, a new Yale-led study has found. Post-hemorrhagic...
lung tissue

Protein Prevents Excess Fluid from Entering Lung Tissue

A protein found in the cells lining blood vessels plays a central role in preventing fluid and inflammatory cells from leaking into lung tissue...
immune cells

Voracious Eater? Brain’s Immune Cells May Be at Fault

Immune cells in the brain trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat, according to a study in mice. The...
video

Snip, Snip, Cure: Correcting Defects in the Genetic Blueprint

I’m really excited by the frontierness of it all. We feel that we’re right on the precipice of a new personalised medical future. Alasdair Russell Dr...
cancer cells

Cancer Cells Force Normal Cells to Mimic Viruses to Help Tumors...

In a study that could explain why some breast cancers are more aggressive than others, researchers say they now understand how cancer cells force...
protein

Feedback from 1000s of Designs Could Transform Protein Engineering

The stage is set for a new era of data-driven protein molecular engineering as advances in DNA synthesis technology merge with improvements in computational...
skin abscesses

New Approach for Staph-related Skin Abscesses Explored

New multicenter research that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators, could change treatment approaches to simple skin abscesses, infections often caused by Staphylococcus...
Pancreatic Cancer

Blood Test for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Headed to Clinic

A newly identified biomarker panel could pave the way to earlier detection and better treatment for pancreatic cancer, according to new research from thePerelman...
heart

Heart Study Finds Faulty Link Between Biomarkers and Clinical Outcomes

Surrogate endpoints (biomarkers), which are routinely used in clinical research to test new drugs, should not be trusted as the ultimate measure to approve...
inflammatory disease

Targeting ‘Broken’ Metabolism in Immune Cells Reduces Inflammatory Disease

The team, led by researchers at Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London and Ergon Pharmaceuticals, believes the approach could offer new hope...
colorectal cancer

‘Fusion Genes’ Drive Formation and Growth of Colorectal Cancer

Genetic mutations caused by rearranged chromosomes drive the development and growth of certain colorectal cancers, according to new research conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine...
stem cells

Neural Stem Cells Steered by Electric Fields in Rat Brain

Electric fields can be used to guide neural stem cells transplanted into the brain toward a specific location. The research, published July 11 in the...
bipolar disorder

AI Made for Military May Aid Bipolar Treatment

New research discovers that a machine learning application designed for the military can also be used to predict treatment outcomes for bipolar disorder. Researchers at...
lupus, dementia, digestive system, Head Impact, blood pressure, Pancreatic Cancer, Regenerative Medicine Therapies, Cardiometabolic Health, Kidney Function, Cocaine addiction, Opioid Analgesic, Asthma, Antidepressants, breast cancer

Researchers Make Significant Progress in Engineering Digestive System Tissues

Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have reached important milestones in their quest to engineer replacement tissue in the lab to treat...
Neurological Disorders

Brain’s Network May Provide Insights into Neurological Disorders

A deeper understanding of the brain’s connectivity network of neurons and its relationship to the organ’s deep tissue could allow researchers to predict brain...
stroke

Artificial Intelligence Aids Research to Find Best Treatment for Stroke Patients

Studying human diseases is the equivalent of solving a massive and dynamic jigsaw puzzle with pieces that are constantly changing shape. A team of researchers...
kidney cancer

Combo Immunotherapy May Herald New Standard of Care for Kidney Cancer

Combination therapy with two immunotherapy drugs produces an unprecedented doubling of response rates from 20 percent to 40 percent, a new study shows. The multicenter...
Alzheimer’s Disease

IU Researchers Help Provide First Look at Atomic Structures of Protein...

New research by scientists at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom and Indiana University School of Medicine gives the most...
anxiety

False-positive Mammogram Results Linked to Spike in Anxiety Prescriptions

Women who experience a false-positive mammogram result are more likely to begin medication for anxiety or depression than women who received an immediate negative...