Medical News Today: ‘Reprogramming’ immune cells to attack cancer tumors

Cancer cells can be treacherous targets for both therapeutic agents and the body’s natural defense line — the immune system. But a new approach to “rewiring” macrophages, the body’s pathogen and debris eaters, could offer a fresh boost to cancer immunotherapy. Researchers are developing a strategy to ‘arm’ the immune system’s ‘debris eaters’ against cancer.…

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UMass Amherst materials chemists tap body heat to power ‘smart garments’

IMAGE: Materials chemists led by Trisha Andrew at UMass Amherst have developed a fabric that can harvest body heat to power small wearable microelectronics such as activity trackers. They produced and… view more  Credit: UMass Amherst/Andrew lab AMHERST, Mass. – Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalized health monitoring have now been…

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University of Cincinnati design team creates a naloxone dispenser

IMAGE: Claudia Rebola (left) worked with graduate design students Norberto Sanchez, Sebastian Ramirez (standing) and Swati Chopra to create AntiOD. view more  Credit: Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services Like many cities across the country, Cincinnati has been rocked by the opioid epidemic, with an ever-fluctuating range of 50 to 80 overdoses per week across the Tristate. Many…

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