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Newswise: Findings could help identify aggressive breast cancers that will respond to immunotherapy

Findings could help identify aggressive breast cancers that will respond to immunotherapy

University of North Carolina Health Care System

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have discovered a promising method to identify aggressive breast cancer tumors that will respond to drugs that unleash the immune system against cancer.

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14-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Inoculating against the spread of viral misinformation

University of Maryland, College Park

In a year that has seen the largest measles outbreak in the US in more than two decades, the role of social media in giving a platform to unscientific anti-vaccine messages and organizations has become a flashpoint.

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14-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Revised Criteria Lead to More Accurate Screening for Eye Disease in Premature Infants

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A multicenter group of 41 hospitals led by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has confirmed that an improved method for predicting retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of blindness in children, was able to reduce the number of babies having invasive diagnostic examinations by nearly a third, while raising disease detection up to 100 percent.

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12-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST
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Prostate cancer bone metastases thwart immunotherapy by producing TGF-β

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Prostate cancer that spreads to the bone triggers the destruction of bone tissue that thwarts the effectiveness of immune checkpoint inhibitors. Research points to anti-CTLA-4 and anti-TGF-B combination to protect T cells.

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12-Nov-2019 1:35 PM EST
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Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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14-Nov-2019 10:55 AM EST
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Rollercoaster weight changes can repeat with second pregnancy, especially among normal-weight women

University of Michigan

Everyone knows that gaining excess weight during one pregnancy is bad, but clinicians rarely consider weight gains and losses from one pregnancy to the next––especially in normal-weight women.

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