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Phase 3 trial assesses intraoperative radiotherapy for glioblastoma

12 hours ago   |   Healio

An international randomized phase 3 trial is underway to evaluate the efficacy of intraoperative radiotherapy for patients with glioblastoma multiforme. Patients with...
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Bacterial therapy in a dish

12 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily

Biomedical engineers have developed a system that can study 10s to 100s of programmed bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish, condensing study time from months to days. The...
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Effect of Probiotic and Synbiotic Supplementation on Inflammatory Markers in Health and Disease Status: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Clinical Trials

12 hours ago   |   Clinical Nutrition

The current systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the effect of probiotic/synbiotic on a wide range of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory markers in healthy and...
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Researchers pinpoint tumor-related protein, slow progression of cancers

14 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

A new study has identified a potential strategy for treating multiple forms of cancerous tumors: targeting a protein that maliciously rewires immune cells and impedes cancer...
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Three studies show how tumors hijack the immune system to resist radiation therapy

18 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

Treg cells turn off the immune system. Three recent studies show that targeting tregs may increase the effectiveness of anti-cancer immunotherapies.
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Three studies show how tumors hijack the immune system to develop radiotherapy resistance

1 day ago   |   News Medical

More than a decade ago, radiation oncologists noticed a nifty phenomenon: Sometimes radiation used locally against a tumor could excite the immune system to attack cancer...
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Cancer cells grown in tumor-mimicking environment can help predict the effect of experimental drugs

1 day ago   |   News Medical

Before being tested in animals or humans, most cancer drugs are evaluated in tumor cells grown in a lab dish. However, in recent years, there has been a growing realization...
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UCI Health neurosurgeon to lead California Association of Neurological Surgeons

1 day ago   |   UC Irvine Health

UCI Health neurosurgeon Mark E. Linskey, MD, has been elected as president-elect for the California Association of Neurological Surgeons . A former chairman of the Department...
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Age a key factor when considering melanoma treatment

1 day ago   |   Healio

As people age, the pattern, timing and extent of distant metastasis change and should be considered when treating melanoma. “It has become increasingly evident that tumor...
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Urine test may revolutionize bladder cancer detection

1 day ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

A novel urine test may detect bladder cancer earlier than available methods, according to study results published in Cancer Discovery. Maximilian Diehn, MD, PhD, associate...
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Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness post-exercise

Supplementation of omega-3s EPA and DHA had a positive role in reducing muscle stiffness after exercise, according to new data published in the Journal of the International... Read more ...

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of... Read more ...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside

Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns... Read more ...

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

"I would cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and having to put on clothes,” the actress said. Read more ...

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories. Read more ...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus from her donor 

Rima Manomaitis, 29, from Pepperell, Massachusetts, received a double lung transplant in May 2017 to treat her cystic fibrosis, only to learn her donor had a dormant virus that... Read more ...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic'...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic' baked into them

Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies after customers found 'an unexpected solidified ingredient' and experienced choking and even dental injuries. Read more ...

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Researchers at the University of Alberta studied more than 2,400 families to find more than two hours per day looking at screens as a toddler could lead to a seven times higher... Read more ...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are conscious and aware, horrifying new science study reveals

If you're an organ donor, you might have chosen that status out of a sense of goodwill, thinking that medical personnel don't harvest your organs until after you're dead and... Read more ...

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Only 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, which are sold nationwide, are part of the recall. Read more ...