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"Baby Boomers” on Dope: Recreational Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Among Adults Over 50

There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the Baby Boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding generation.

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Pediatrics, Pediatric Oncology, Immunotherapy, CAR T cells, All, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

In Clinical Trials, CAR T Cell Immunotherapy Continues to Yield Complete Responses in Children & Young Adults with Relapsed and Refractory Leukemia

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A highly innovative, personalized cell-based treatment for a high-risk form of the most common childhood cancer continues to move through clinical trials. Pediatric oncologists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today reported new results using T cell immunotherapy against relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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Research Shows Patients Ineligible for Studies May Benefit From Trial Participation

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Patients who potentially could benefit most from participation in clinical trials due to poor prognoses often are not included based on eligibility criteria, such as existing medical illnesses.

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Hematology, Oncology, Pediatrics, aplastic anemia, Bone Marrow Transplant

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Experts to Present Pediatric Focused Data at 58th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Ashish Gupta, MBBS, MPH, a pediatric hematology fellow, will share results from one of the largest quality controlled retrospective studies of children with acquired aplastic anemia. The data makes a compelling case for the pediatric hematology community to revisit the current treatment algorithm for this rare disease.

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CBD oil, Epilelpsy, Seizures, Epidiolex, cannabidiol

CBD Oil May Reduce Frequency and Severity of Epileptic Seizures, According to UAB Findings

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Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, reduces the frequency and severity of seizures in children and adults with severe, intractable epilepsy, according to findings presented by researchers from UAB at the American Epilepsy Society 70th Annual Meeting.

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Case Western Reserve University, case school of engineering, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Filling Need for Fast and Accurate Assessment of Blood’s Ability to Clot

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Case Western Reserve University researchers have developed a portable sensor that can assess the clotting ability of a person’s blood 95 times faster than current methods—using only a single drop of blood.

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A Bacterial Aphrodisiac, Amyloids Protecting Dormant Eggs and Zika’s Cellular Damage Among Top Honor Cell Biology Picks at ASCB 201

ASCB names 10 "Novel & Newsworthy" Honor abstracts out of 1263 being presented in San Francisco, Dec. 3-7

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Cancer, immunotheraphy, CAR T cell, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Cameron Turtle, David Maloney, Stan Riddell

CD19-Targeting CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Yields High Responses in Treatment-Resistant CLL

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In a small, early phase trial, a high percentage of patients who had exhausted most traditional treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia saw their tumors shrink or even disappear after an infusion of a highly targeted, experimental CAR T-cell immunotherapy developed at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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After One Dose of Gene Therapy, Hemophilia B Patients Maintain Near-Normal Levels of Clotting Factor

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Researchers are reporting the highest and most sustained levels to date of an essential blood-clotting factor IX in patients with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia B. After receiving a single dose of an experimental gene therapy in a clinical trial, patients with hemophilia produced near-normal levels of clotting factor IX, allowing them to stop clotting factor infusions and to pursue normal activities of daily life without disabling bleeding episodes.

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Leukemia, t-MNs, clonal hematopoiesis, Genomic Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Biomarker May Predict Which Formerly Treated Cancer Patients Will Develop Highly Fatal Form of Leukemia

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Patients successfully treated for breast, colon and other cancers can go on to develop an often-fatal form of leukemia, sometimes years after completion of treatment, due to a genetic mutation leading to secondary malignancies known as therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs).

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CPX-351 Improves Survival Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant in Older High-Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients, Says Moffitt Cancer Center Physician

Analysis of a phase 3 trial shows that older patients with high-risk or secondary AML, who received initial treatment with CPX-351, had improved survival following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant, when compared with patients who received standard 7+3 cytarabine and daunorubicin as initial therapy.

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Moffitt Cancer Center Study Shows Improved Response Rates in Myelodysplastic Syndromes Patients Treated with Lenalidomide and Epoetin Alpha

Patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) suffer from a reduction in the number of different types of blood cells, including red blood cells leading to the development of anemia. Many patients with lower-risk MDS benefit from treatment with recombinant-erythropoietin (rHuEPO), which stimulates blood cell production.

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City of Hope Experts Can Discuss ASH Studies on Blood Cancers

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Gonzaga Senior Allie Burgett Fulfills Dream to Sing National Anthem at National Finals Rodeo

SPOKANE, Wash. – Allie Burgett, a Gonzaga University senior from Brewster, Wash., has been chosen by fans to sing the national anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9. For Burgett, who is majoring in political science and criminal justice, it’s a dream come true.

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Electronically Picking Your Brain -- for Market Research

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A researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology wants to scrap the traditional electronic and paper survey approaches to gathering marketing and information systems data in favor of scanning your brainwaves.

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New Study Reveals Relationships Between Chemicals Found on Comets

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A new study has revealed similarities and relationships between certain types of chemicals found on 30 different comets, which vary widely in their overall composition compared to one another. The research is part of ongoing investigations into these primordial bodies, which contain material largely unchanged from the birth of the solar system some 4.6 billion years ago.

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Leading Researcher Bruce McCandliss to Address Brain Science and Educational Success at Seattle Event on December 6

Dr. Bruce McCandliss, a renowned scholar on developmental cognitive neuroscience, will deliver a lecture titled “Early Education and the Brain: Making Novel Connections” as part of the American Educational Research Association’s Centennial Lecture Series. The event is open to the public.

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Knee Replacement, partial knee replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement, Hospital For Special Surgery

Partial Knee Replacement Enables World Traveler to Resume Active Lifestyle

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World travel is an important part of David's job, but knee pain was slowing him down. After consulting with a number of doctors, he decided to travel to Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he learned he was a candidate for a partial joint replacement.

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metallurgical engineering, Ames Laboratory, Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering, additive manufacturing

Ames Laboratory Awarded $5 Million to Improve Metal Powders for Advanced Manufacturing

Ames Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been awarded $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to improve the production and composition of metal alloy powders used in additive manufacturing.







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