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Advancing treatment for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

A retrospective study led by Northwestern Medicine investigators found that the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy drug tisagenlecleucel demonstrated safety and efficacy in pediatric patients with relapsed and refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-cell ALL), even when the drug doesn’t meet the FDA’s strict manufacturing standards. The findings, published in Blood, may help widen […]

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2 win medicine Nobel for showing how we react to heat, touch

Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease. Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian identified receptors in the skin that respond to heat and pressure. Their work […]

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New imaging method for the detection of gastric lymphomas

A new imaging technique for the detection of MALT lymphomas, malignant tumors of the lymphatic system, could probably save patients numerous gastroscopies. A study group of MedUni Wien achieved a high imaging accuracy by way of PET/MR and by using a PET Tracer directed against a certain cell receptor. The results are currently published in […]

Pet Care

What Can You Do for Your Pet’s Storm Phobia?

Does your pet shake, pace or drool when a storm rolls through? Do they try to run out of the door and chew or dig through a wall or the floor? If so, don’t worry—you’re not alone! Thunderstorm phobia, also known as Astraphobia, or fear of thunderstorms, is a common issue in dogs. However, their […]

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A Fairy-Tale Ending for Princess Blueberry Hippo

Days after Hurricane Laura made landfall, officers at Calcasieu Parish Animal Services (CPAS) in Lake Charles, Louisiana, found a stray English Bulldog-mix. In distress from severe heat exhaustion, the three-year-old dog required immediate lifesaving measures to reduce her core body temperature. She also suffered from multiple health conditions including intestinal parasites, hair loss, poor skin, […]

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Possible viable treatment for human brain cancer

A team of researchers at Texas A&M University, Northwestern University, and ImmunoGenesis has discovered a treatment for glioblastoma that has promising implications for the human version of the aggressive cancer form that grows in the brain. Published today in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, the study describes the […]

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Tips for a healthy school year

After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. “Going into the school year, it’s probably going […]