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immune system

Your Immune System Holds the Line Against Repeat Invaders, Thanks to...

Memory T cells are a critical element of our immune system’s historical archive. To prevent repeat infections, these cells retain a record of germs...
Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists Fix Genetic Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease in Human Brain...

Using human brain cells, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered the cause of—and a potential solution for—the primary genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease,...
breast cancer

Perioperative NSAIDs May Prevent Early Metastatic Relapse in Post-Surgical Breast Cancer...

According to new research conducted in mice by Whitehead Institute scientists, surgery in breast cancer patients, which while often curative, may trigger a systemic...
hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Evaluating the Accuracy of the Curacao Criteria in Diagnosing HHT in...

Though hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is – as the name suggests – a hereditary disorder, most people are not diagnosed with the disease until...
Diabetes Drug

Most Widely Prescribed Diabetes Drug Improves Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms in Animal...

Metformin, the most widely used medication for diabetes, has also been shown to help treat dementia and some cancers. New research from the Perelman School...
Cardiovascular Risk

Smoking Cessation Therapies Do Not Raise Cardiovascular Risk

Despite the proven efficacy of smoking cessation medications, some doctors hesitate to prescribe them because of suspected side effects such as heart attack and...
cancer immunotherapies

The “Immuno Revolution”: Turning Up the Heat on Resistant Tumors

A promising class of drugs known as CD40 monoclonal antibodies could be the spark needed to light the fire in the immune system of...
cancer, Myeloma, Multiple Myeloma, Crohn’s disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Sleep Deprivation, machine-learning, traumatic brain injury

Cancer Risk Rises as Patients Wait for Diagnostic Testing

The longer a patient with a positive screening result waits for diagnostic testing, the worse their cancer outcomes may become, according to a literature...
opioids

Alternatives to Opioids

Since ancient times, humans have used opium and its derivatives to block pain. Yet in all that time, no one has found a solution...
retinal implant

Researchers Test Stem Cell–Based Retinal Implant for Common Cause of Vision...

Physicians and researchers at the USC Roski Eye Institute have collaborated with other California institutions to show that a first-in-kind stem cell–based retinal implant is feasible...
Cancer Genome Atlas

Machine Learning Finds Tumor Gene Variants and Sensitivity to Drugs in...

Matching unique genetic information from cancer patients’ tumors with treatment options – an emerging area of precision medicine efforts – often fails to identify...
Super Thin Semiconductors

Superacids Are Good Medicine for Super Thin Semiconductors

The Science Designing wearable sensors or other devices demands robust, flexible electronics. Extremely thin films, just one atom thick, such as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), hold...
Alzheimer’s Disease, regenerative medicine

Scientists Fix Genetic Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease in Human Brain...

Using human brain cells, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered the cause of—and a potential solution for—the primary genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease,...
cancer

Outpatient Treatment for Cancer Condition Offers Effective New Approach for Patients

In patients with all types of cancer excess fluid can start to collect between the thin layers of tissue lining the outside of the...
genetic test

Genetic Test May Improve Post-Stent Treatment, Outcome

Using genetic testing to inform which blood thinner to use following a procedure to open narrowed blood vessels resulted in significantly fewer complications among...
human renal disorders

Massive Single-cell Survey of Kidney Cell Types Reveals New Paths to...

The kidney is a highly complex organ – far beyond a simple filter. Its function requires intricate interactions between many highly specialized cell types...
Cancer-Fighting T Cells

New Compound Helps Activate Cancer-Fighting T Cells

Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are powerful weapons our body’s immune systems count on to fight infection and combat diseases like cancer, multiple...
Gonorrhea

How Did Gonorrhea Become a Drug-Resistant Superbug?

The bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is resistant to multiple standard antibiotics and now threatens to develop resistance against ceftriaxone, which...
Cancer Immunotherapies

Penn Study Maps Potential of Manipulating Gut Microbiome to Boost Efficacy...

The composition of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract may hold clues to help predict which cancer patients are most apt to benefit from the...
treatment for addiction

How Treatment for Addiction Came out of the Dark Ages

“It’s not often that a psychiatrist gets to hear ‘Doctor, you saved my life,’ ” said Ellen Edens, M.D., FW ’09, assistant professor of...