City Of Hope Researchers Achieve Cancer Remission Using Car-T Cell Therapy On Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

City Of Hope Researchers Achieve Cancer Remission Using Car-T Cell Therapy On Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

Duarte, CA…City of Hope researchers recently reported on the successful treatment of a patient with recurrent multifocal glioblastoma using CAR-T therapy, a type of immunotherapy, to effectively attack cells with the IL13Rα2 antigen which is common in brain cancer. A case study published in the Dec. 29 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine […]

Get Free Help With Your Medicare

Get Free Help With Your Medicare

San Francisco, CA…The column is by Cate Kortzeborn, Medicare’s acting regional administrator for Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Territories to help people understand their Medicare benefits better. When someone with Medicare finds his or her way to my office phone, it’s often because of a complicated and snarly issue that’s going to take […]

Scientists Film Bacteria’s Maneuvers As They Become Impervious To Drugs

Scientists Film Bacteria’s Maneuvers As They Become Impervious To Drugs

Boston, MA….This is the best visualization of the progression of antibiotic bacteria we have ever seen.  The following is from the Harvard Medical School that should have all of us cutting back on the antibiotics.  “In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed a […]

Advice From CDC For People In Or Traveling To Zika Affected Areas In Florida

Advice From CDC For People In Or Traveling To Zika Affected Areas In Florida

Miami, FL…The Florida Department of Health has identified an area in one neighborhood of Miami where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. This guidance is for people who live in or traveled to this area any time after June 15 (based on the earliest time symptoms can start and the maximum 2-week incubation period for […]

Modified Maggots Could Help Human Wound Healing

Modified Maggots Could Help Human Wound Healing

Raleigh, NC…In a proof-of-concept study, NC State University researchers show that genetically engineered green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor – a molecule that helps promote cell growth and wound healing. Sterile, lab-raised green bottle fly larvae are used for maggot debridement therapy (MDT), in which maggots are […]

Want To Remember New Names? Sleep On It

Want To Remember New Names? Sleep On It

Boston, MA…A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) offers an additional reason to get a good night’s sleep. In a closely controlled study of fourteen participants, researchers found that they were significantly better at remembering faces and names if they were given an opportunity to sleep for up to eight hours […]

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

Sacramento, CA…California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith announced that the department has been notified of a presumptive positive case of plague contracted by a recent visitor to California from Georgia. Confirmatory testing is being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to becoming […]

Former President Carter’s Cancer Battle Moves To Brain ~By John Hamilton

Former President Carter’s Cancer Battle Moves To Brain ~By John Hamilton

Atlanta, GA..Former President Jimmy Carter held a press conference this morning to deliver the news that his cancer has spread to his brain. He has four small melanoma lesions on his brain and begins his first radiation treatment this afternoon. He was upbeat, positive, honest and at times humorous 39th President of the United States […]

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