How research on chronic illnesses will improve COVID-19 treatment

A new paper in Oxford Open Immunology, published by Oxford University Press, examines prior findings in the field of neuroimmunology that suggest potential treatment strategies for patients suffering long-term symptoms from COVID-19. Though COVID-19 was initially believed to be a short-term illness, lasting between one and three weeks, it’s clear that a substantial number of…

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Why Black men’s prostate cancer may be more responsive to immunotherapy

Increased level of plasma cells linked to improved cancer survival 1,300 prostate tumor samples studied Immunotherapy-based precision medicine clinical trials being developed CHICAGO— Black men die more often of prostate cancer yet, paradoxically, have greater survival benefits from immunotherapy treatment. A new Northwestern Medicine study discovered the reason appears to be an increase of…

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Lundquist Institute receives $1.75 million grant from Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation

LOS ANGELES (February 10, 2021) — The Lundquist Institute has received a $1.75 million grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to fund a multi-site clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the compound psilocybin in individuals with severe psychological distress associated with a terminal medical illness. The grant will also support…

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MD Anderson and Mirati Therapeutics announce KRAS strategic research and development collaboration in solid tumors

HOUSTON and San Diego, Calif? The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. today announced a strategic research and development collaboration to expand the evaluation of Mirati’s two investigational small molecule, potent and selective KRAS inhibitors – adagrasib (MRTX849), a G12C inhibitor in clinical development, and MRTX1133, a G12D inhibitor in…

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Is Valentine’s Day Canceled?

This year, even those who typically go all out on Valentine’s Day are reconsidering it. Caitlin Kiernan, 50, and Kenny Kaplan, 46, who are engaged, normally spend Feb. 14 dressing up and having a fancy adult dinner. Not now. “It’s freezing cold,” said Ms. Kiernan, a former beauty editor who lives in Freehold, N.J., with…

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What Is Amazon Web Services?

Amazon employs more than a million people, in relationships both traditional and nontraditional. (In early February, Amazon agreed to pay $62 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it withheld tips from Amazon Flex delivery drivers — gig workers who often drive their own vehicles.) An Amazon that doesn’t need as much…

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