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Three studies show how tumors hijack the immune system to resist radiation therapy

4 days ago from Science Daily

Treg cells turn off the immune system. Three recent studies show that targeting tregs may increase the effectiveness of anti-cancer immunotherapies.

How Enterococcus faecalis bacteria causes antibiotic resistant infection

4 days ago from Science Daily

A new study describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections. This study examined one of the first sustained hospital outbreaks of a...

Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy safe for preschoolers

4 days ago from UPI

About 90 percent of children in an early trial for oral immunotherapy against peanut allergy safely made it to the maintenance phase of treatment, researchers report.

Technology automatically senses how Parkinson's patients respond to medication

4 days ago from Science Daily

Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson's patients' medication is complex. In their 'ON' state they respond positively to medication and in their 'OFF' state symptoms return. Addressing these fluctuations...

Oral immunotherapy safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergies, study suggests

4 days ago from Science Daily

New data suggests that oral immunotherapy offered as routine treatment in a hospital or clinic is safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergies.

Scientists advance a way to track changes in a person's cardiovascular system

4 days ago from Physorg

Every heart beat sends blood flowing throughout the human body. While an electrocardiogram uses a contact approach to measure the electrical activity of the heart, a ballistocardiogram is a non-contact...

A light-activated remote control for cells

4 days ago from Science Daily

What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient's own cells to a wound to speed up the healing process? Although such a device...

Cannabidiol could help deliver medications to the brain

4 days ago from Science Daily

Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. Although much more research is needed to verify these...

Watch: Chargers WR Keenan Allen also a singing pianist

4 days ago from UPI

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen recently showed he has another set of skills, posting a video of himself singing while playing piano.

Researchers explore consumer response to the use of recycled water in wine production

4 days ago from Physorg

With a diminishing supply of safe freshwater in many areas, and increasing periods of drought that further limit that supply, we are facing a dilemma. According to the U.S. Department...

Inspired by the microbiome, can poop pills and gut bugs help boost cancer immunotherapy's effects?

4 days ago from C&EN

Companies are testing the ability of fecal transplants and bacteria-stuffed pills to make checkpoint inhibitors work for more people

A light-activated remote control for cells

4 days ago from Physorg

What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient's own cells to a wound to speed up the healing process? Although such a device...

The Leukemia Atlas: Researchers unveil proteins that signal disease

4 days ago from Science Daily

Only about one in four people diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) survive five years after the initial diagnosis. To improve that survival rate, researchers have created an online atlas...

Puncture performance of viper fangs measured

4 days ago from Science Daily

A team that studies how biological structures such as cactus spines and mantis shrimp appendages puncture living tissue has turned its attention to viper fangs. Specifically, the scientists wanted to...

Microbiome science may help doctors deliver more effective, personalized treatment to children with irritable bowel syndrome

4 days ago from Science Daily

To improve the treatment of children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), investigators have developed a sophisticated way to analyze the microbial and metabolic contents of the gut. A report describes...

Diabetes drug Metformin may fight heart disease, study says

4 days ago from UPI

Metformin could reverse left ventricular hypertrophy, the thickening of the heart's muscle that can cause heart disease.

Female veterans of Gulf War at higher risk for minor birth defects

4 days ago from UPI

A new study shows an increased risk of minor birth defects was found among U.S. female veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War.

Carriers deliver controllable cancer chemotherapy

4 days ago from Physorg

Cancer kills more than half a million men, women, and children each year in the U.S, and chemotherapy is only slightly more discriminating than the disease it treats. As a...

Anti-Korean racism on the rise in Japan, filmmaker says

4 days ago from UPI

Hate speech targeting ethnic Koreans is escalating in Japan.

Phys Ed: 10 Years After an Exercise Study, Benefits Persist

4 days ago from NY Times Health

The benefits of exercise may last longer than many of us might expect.

In India, a Renewed Fight Against Leprosy

4 days ago from NY Times Science

Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical mystery.

Louisiana man charged with 100 counts of child rape

5 days ago from UPI

A 71-year-old Louisiana man was arrested and charged with 100 counts of first-degree rape for having sexually assaulted minors over decades, police said.

Los Angeles Kings hire former Oilers, Sharks head coach Todd McLellan

5 days ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms with Todd McLellan on a multiyear contract to become the franchise's next head coach, the team announced Tuesday.

New measles case confirmed, infected person visited Vancouver airport

5 days ago from CBC: Health

Vancouver Coastal Health has confirmed another case of measles in the Lower Mainland, marking the 27th case in B.C. this year.

CPAP extends life for obese people with sleep apnea

5 days ago from UPI

There's good news for the millions of obese Americans with sleep apnea: Researchers report the use of the CPAP mask may greatly increase their chances for a longer life.

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller retires from NFL due to major leg injury

5 days ago from UPI

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller is retiring from the NFL, more than a year and a half after suffering a major leg injury in the 2017 regular season.

Researchers measure puncture performance of viper fangs

5 days ago from Physorg

A team that studies how biological structures such as cactus spines and mantis shrimp appendages puncture living tissue has turned its attention to viper fangs. Specifically, the scientists wanted to...

Hot-car deaths hit high in 2018, researchers report

5 days ago from UPI

Experts say 51 children died in hot cars in the United States last year -- the highest toll on record.