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Article ID: 708271

Researchers Develop New One-Two Punch Against Melanoma in Mouse Model

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers at the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Johns Hopkins and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report two new forms of an older anti-cancer agent they developed appear to enhance the immune system’s ability to fight melanoma in mice. The agents, dubbed s-DAB-IL-2 and s-DAB-IL-2(V6A), comprise a regulatory protein called human interleukin-2 fused to chemically modified portions of diphtheria toxin.

19-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708023

Lupus Strongly Linked to Imbalances in Gut Microbiome

NYU Langone Health

The disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) — marked by the attack on joints, skin, and kidneys by the body’s immune system — is linked to an abnormal mix of bacteria in the gut. This is according to a new study led by scientists at NYU School of Medicine.

13-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708100

Combination of T Cell Therapy and Targeted Therapy as a Novel Strategy for Therapy-resistant Melanoma with Mutations in the BRAF Gene

Wistar Institute

Collaborative research by The Wistar Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center has demonstrated that BRAF targeted therapies render resistant melanoma more sensitive to the attack of killer T cells.

14-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707565

Two New Psoriasis Guidelines Address Comorbidities, Biologic Treatment

American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation's two new psoriasis guidelines, which address comorbidities and biologics, were published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology on Feb. 13.

13-Feb-2019 3:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707970

Minimally-Invasive Treatment Option for Early Stage Oral Cancer Reduces Recovery Time, Improves Survival

Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Cancer Institute oral cancer patient Marlene Calverley, a minimally-invasive sentinel node biopsy meant having three instead of 30-60 lymph nodes removed, and a two-inch scar instead of a five-to-six-inch scar. It also meant no neck drains, no physical therapy, and a decreased risk of complications.

12-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707940

How to trim your nails

American Academy of Dermatology

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are advising the public about a simple yet important self-care routine: nail grooming. Not only do short, well-manicured nails look great, they say, they are also less likely to harbor dirt and bacteria, which can lead to an infection. In addition, the right nail clipping technique can help prevent common issues like hangnails and ingrown toenails.

12-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707762

UCI-led study reveals how blood cells help wounds heal scar-free

University of California, Irvine

New insights on circumventing a key obstacle on the road to anti-scarring treatment have been published by Maksim Plikus, an associate professor in development and cell biology at the UCI School of Biological Sciences and colleagues in Nature Communications. The research team discovered that the natural scar-free skin repair process relies partially on assistance from circulating blood cells. The results point the way toward possible treatments for scar-free wound healing that target the body’s own blood cells.

8-Feb-2019 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 707343

What happens when sand fleas burrow in your skin?


Tungiasis, a tropical disease associated with poverty, is caused by the penetration of female sand fleas into a person’s skin, usually in their toes or feet. This week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, researchers report five cases of severe tungiasis to illustrate how the disease may develop into a life-threatening condition.

31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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