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Controlling CAR T cells with light selectively destroys skin tumors in mice

University of California San Diego

UC San Diego bioengineers have developed a control system that could make CAR T-cell therapy safer and more powerful when treating cancer. By programming CAR T cells to switch on when exposed to blue light, the researchers controlled the cells to destroy skin tumors in mice without harming healthy tissue.

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17-Feb-2020 11:40 AM EST
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Among Top 100 Proposals for MacArthur $100 Million Grant

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled a grant proposal from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the “Top 100,” in its 100&Changecompetition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical societal challenges.

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Lobos Love Pink Basketball Games

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

To mark National Cancer Prevention Month, The University of New Mexico Men’s and Women’s basketball teams hope to pack the house with pink in coming weeks in honor of breast cancer survivors and fighters.

Channels: Cancer, Education, Sports, Women's Health,

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19-Feb-2020 12:25 PM EST
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Think all BPA-free products are safe? Not so fast, scientists warn

University of Missouri, Columbia

Using "BPA-free" plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain -- as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the University of Missouri and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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19-Feb-2020 11:15 AM EST
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New wearable tool helps manage mental health

Texas A&M University

Researchers at Texas A&M University are working on a smartphone app that can help students manage their mental health and connect to resources.

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19-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
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