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A cancer treatment with built-in light

Therapies should be highly effective and as free as possible of side effects—a big challenge, particularly in the case of cancer. A Chinese research team has now developed a novel form of photodynamic tumor therapy for the treatment of deep tumors that works without external irradiation. The light source is built into the drug and […]

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Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19

In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab—two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization—keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the […]

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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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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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Current Challenges in Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is caused by a single genetic mutation yet displays significant clinical heterogeneity and many diagnostic challenges remain. Furthermore, current treatment options remain limited, and often complications associated with SCD make treatment difficult. Thus, there remain many notable challenges in SCD across the world. Sickle Cell Anemia. Image Credit: Meletios Verras/Shutterstock.com Clinical […]

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A new treatment for rare muscular disease

Rare diseases are sometimes the most difficult to treat because of a lack of research and fewer participants to study. An example would be those who have Pompe disease, a genetic condition when a body can’t make a protein that breaks down a complex sugar, called glycogen, for energy. Too much glycogen builds up and […]