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Advance in CAR T-cell therapy eliminates severe side effects

April 27th, 2019 at 3:12 am » Comments Off

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Credit: NIAID An advance in the breakthrough cancer treatment known as CAR T-cell therapy appears to eliminate its severe side effects, making the treatment safer and potentially available in outpatient settings, a new USC […]



Device tests thousands of stem cells super fast

April 25th, 2019 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Institute for Molecular Engineering researchers have developed a “lab-on-a-chip” that could help us understand how single stem cells react to different molecules and environments. (Credit: Zhang et al.) A new “lab-on-a-chip” can examine thousands of individual live cells over a weeklong period, performing experiments that would take more than 1 million steps in a laboratory. […]



Fecal transplants result in massive long-term reduction in autism symptoms

April 19th, 2019 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

A two-year study on fecal transplants in autism sufferers has found they can reduce symptoms by as much as 45 percent(Credit: Arizona State University) Scientific research continues to uncover interesting connections between the gut microbiome and human health, including everything from depression to PTSD to autoimmune disease. Another example of this are the emerging ties […]



Positive trial results show ultrasound energy can treat high blood pressure

March 29th, 2019 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

A procedure called renal denervation resulted in medication-free blood pressure control in over a third of trial patients A promising new study is documenting the long-term effects of a novel surgical procedure using ultrasound to reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension. It’s hoped the one-off procedure, called renal denervation, could offer patients an alternative […]



Harvard University uncovers DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration

March 20th, 2019 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

A piece of non-coding DNA may hold the key to how humans could regenerate body parts Humans may one day have the ability to regrow limbs after scientists at Harvard University uncovered the DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration. Some animals can achieve extraordinary feats of repair, such as salamanders which grow back […]



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