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Targeted drug shows activity against brain metastases in kidney cancer

A targeted drug has shown promising activity against brain metastases resulting from kidney cancer, achieving a 50 percent response rate, and supporting further studies of the drug in this patient group whose poor prognosis has created a significant unmet need. The drug, cabozantinib, is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that attacks several targets in cancer cells. […]

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Study shows that precisely timed theta oscillations are required for mice to encode new memories

Past research suggests that brain oscillations may support different cognitive functions by coordinating spike timing inside and across different brain regions. However, the role that the timing of these oscillations plays in specific neural computations is still unclear. Researchers at University of California, San Diego carried out a study investigating the role of theta oscillations […]

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HIV prevention treatment shows gaps among key populations

A large, detailed look at patients taking HIV-prevention drug therapy finds strong adherence soon after patients get the prescription, but less consistent use thereafter, particularly among groups considered high priority for receiving the medication. The study, published August 26 in JAMA Network Open, examined data from 13,906 members of Kaiser Permanente in Northern California referred […]

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Cell-based immunotherapy shows promise against melanoma

An immunotherapy based on supercharging the immune system’s natural killer cells has been effective in treating patients with recurrent leukemia and other difficult to treat blood cancers. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown in preclinical studies conducted in mice and human cells that this type of cell-based immunotherapy […]

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Study shows low COVID-19 infection rate in health care workers

Antibody testing of health care workers in three rural counties in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota showed 15% of the study participants had antibodies to the novel coronavirus. “Antibodies (to the novel coronavirus) show the true prevalence (of COVID-19) in the population,” according to South Dakota State University assistant professor Natalie Thiex, whose research […]

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Ellie Goulding Shows 1-Month-Old Son for 1st Time in Pregnancy Video

Memory lane. Ellie Goulding looked back on her pregnancy journey on Thursday, June 3 — and showed her son, Arthur, for the first time. Inside Lauren Burnham, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and More Parents’ Unique Nurseries “Dropped a BIG unexpected side project this year,” the singer, 34, captioned the black-and-white Instagram video. “Think it might be […]