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Article ID: 702115

Is the Next Big Step in Cancer Therapy Personalized Vaccines?

University of California San Diego Health

Tamara Strauss has been living with high-grade, stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer for more than three years. Current treatments, although effective for her, are highly toxic. Tamara enrolled in a first-of-its-kind, pilot study at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health to test a personalized vaccine using her unique cancer mutations to boost an anti-tumor immune response.

12-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    11-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702026

UCI-led study reveals that cells involved in allergies also play a key role in survival

University of California, Irvine

In a UCI-led study, researchers found evidence that mast cells, an important group of immune cells typically associated with allergies, actually enable the body to survive fasting or intense exercise. The study was published today in Cell Metabolism.

10-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701219

Scientists Call for Microbial “Noah’s Ark” to Protect Global Health

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers University–New Brunswick-led team of researchers is calling for the creation of a global microbiota vault to protect the long-term health of humanity. Such a Noah’s Ark of beneficial germs would be gathered from human populations whose microbiomes are uncompromised by antibiotics, processed diets and other ill effects of modern society, which have contributed to a massive loss of microbial diversity and an accompanying rise in health problems. The human microbiome includes the trillions of microscopic organisms that live in and on our bodies, contributing to our health in a myriad of ways.

4-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701554

Got Teens with Allergies and Asthma? They want Halloween Fun Too

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

For teens with allergies and asthma, a few extra Halloween precautions need to be put in place to keep them safe from triggers that can send them down a path of sneezing, wheezing or coughing.

3-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701448

Busy caring for others, doctor misses signs he developed rare form of cancer

Beaumont Health

Runny noses are annoying and easy to dismiss. And that’s exactly why one doctor waited so long to seek medical attention. Now, he realizes that mistake could have cost him his eyesight, or even his life.

2-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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    14-Sep-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700328

New Study Shows Eczema in African Americans is More Difficult to Treat

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology suggests African Americans have greater treatment challenges with AD than European Americans and require higher doses of some medications to get relief.

11-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700458

Tips for Parents of Children with Asthma from Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist, offers eight tips for parents to help them manage the care of their child with asthma

13-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    7-Sep-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699995

What is Shared Decision-Making and How Does It Work for Allergists?

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new article published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, walks allergists and other health care providers through the steps involved in shared decision-making (SDM). It also details what is, and what is not, SDM.

5-Sep-2018 10:25 AM EDT

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