Researchers identify key immune checkpoint protein that operates within T cells

Columbus, Ohio — A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James) has identified a protein within certain immune cells that is required for optimal immune responses to cancer. The findings, reported in the journal Science Advances,…

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Exceptional stem cell science on tap for ISSCR 2020 Virtual June 23-27, 2020

Skokie, IL — The International Society for Stem Cell Research has transformed its annual scientific meeting into a virtual experience, bringing the global stem cell community together to share knowledge, collaborate, and network. Attendee registration and complementary media registration are open! The ISSCR 2020 Virtual Meeting, cosponsored by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), will…

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New test method can offer safer dosages of hydroxychloroquine

Researchers at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method to measure levels of the medication hydroxychloroquine in patients with the rheumatic disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The analysis method may also be useful in other areas, such as in the treatment of COVID-19. The study is being published in Arthritis Research…

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The interface of genomic information with the electronic health record

Advances in genetic and genomic testing technology have not only introduced the utilization of clinical genomic information into virtually every area of medical care, this testing has become an essential tool to achieve the goal of precision medicine. As genomic data become more complex, so too must the electronic health record (EHR) evolve to provide…

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UTSA software helps patients receive faster post-pandemic care

Many patients had to wait for lifesaving surgeries, such organ transplants, due to the heavy burden COVID-19 caused for hospitals. Now, UTSA computer science seniors have built a software program that assists doctors in prioritizing medical procedures and treat people more efficiently. The program, called ESCal, can organize almost three months of surgeries in a…

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Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location

We are free to wander but usually when we go somewhere it’s for a reason. In a new study, researchers at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory show that as we pursue life’s prizes a region of the brain tracks our location with an especially strong predilection for the location of the reward. This…

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Update on PALLAS international breast cancer study evaluating adjuvant palbociclib

Vienna, Brussels, Chicago, Philadelphia, Neu-Isenburg/Frankfurt, Pittsburgh The Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group (ABCSG), Alliance Foundation Trials (AFT), the Breast International Group (BIG), PrECOG, LLC, the German Breast Group, and the NSABP Foundation today announced that the independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) for the global Phase 3 early breast cancer PALbociclib CoLlaborative Adjuvant Study…

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