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Study Provides Path for New Immunotherapy Approaches to Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer, notoriously resistant to immunotherapy due to its immunologically cool nature, triggers two pathways to chill an immune attack after one immunotherapy drug fires up the immune system, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Nature Medicine.

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Gastric Acid Suppression Medications Increase Risk for Recurrence of Clostridium difficile Infection

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection. C-diff is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. The study is published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Heart Failure, kern center, Rochester Epidemiology Project, science of health care delivery, skilled nursing facility, Dr. Veronique Roger, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Sheila Manemann

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NUS Pharmacy Team Develops Online “Calculator” to Predict Risk of Early Hospital Readmission

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A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a novel web-based tool that predicts a patient’s 15-day readmission risk.

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UNMC Scientists Achieve Research Milestone with Parkinson’s Disease

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In a Phase I clinical study, researchers were able to transform the immune system by taking cells damaged in Parkinson’s disease and making them cells that protect and defend against brain injury.

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The Wistar Institute Appoints Farokh Dotiwala, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., as Assistant Professor in the Vaccine Center

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Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria like Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Staphylococcus and pathogens like malaria are emerging throughout the world. Dotiwala’s research centers on the mechanisms of killer immune cells—such as natural killer and CD8 T cells—and how they target and destroy pathogens in host cells. This research could result in promising therapeutic strategies against infections that were once thought to be drug-resistant.

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Researchers Warn of Hazards of Smoking and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit

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More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Experts reassure clinicians and their patients that varenicline, whose brand name is Chantix, is a safe and effective way to achieve smoking cessation and that failure to use this drug has caused preventable heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease. Just a few months ago, the FDA removed the black box warning from varenicline.

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Rare Genetic Forms of Obesity More Numerous, Diverse Than Previously Thought

In their search of seven databases and analysis of 161 papers, Meyre and his colleagues found that 79 obesity syndromes have been previously reported. Of the 79 syndromes, 19 have been genetically solved, to the point where a lab test could confirm a doctor’s suspicions. Another 11 have been partially clarified, and 27 have been mapped to a chromosomal region. For the remaining 22 syndromes, neither the gene(s) nor the chromosomal location(s) have yet been identified.

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FDA Reports Deaths Linked to Breast Implants, Speak with Dr. Williams Gradishar to Learn About Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

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