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Not all anticancer drugs work, study finds

The University of Otago's research has shown why new immune checkpoint inhibitors such as nivolumab and pembrolizumab, first approved by the New Zealand government in 2016 for the treatment of metastatic melanoma, are not effective in many patients The new immunotherapeutics announce significant progress in curing cancer. While effective in some melanoma patients, they do not work for others at …

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Not all anticancer drugs work

Not all anticancer drugs work in patients with the deadly disease. The University of Otago's research sheds light on why new immune checkpoint inhibitors such as nivolumab and pembrolizumab were approved by the New Zealand government for the first time in 2016 for the treatment of metastatic melanoma – not in many patients work. The new immunotherapeutics announce a significant …

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Indiana In-Depth: Suicide and the Eternal Question: Why? | news

The numbers are staggering. Every eight hours, a Hoosier dies of suicide, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In fact, more than twice as many people in Indiana die each year by suicide than by homicides. Suicide is also the second most frequent cause of death at the age of 15-34 years; the fourth major cause for ages …

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Knowledge about a new gene that helps to treat cancer

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) identified the gene, which plays a crucial role in regulating the body's immune response to infections including cancer and diabetes. The gene has existed for 500 million years. Its identification could lead to the development of new treatments for "a variety of diseases including cancer, diabetes and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid …

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The FDA approves first drug designed to reduce excessive sweating

The drug works by blocking the activation of sweat glands, and its effectiveness can help patients lead a better social life. In a first, the FDA approved a drug that was specifically designed to reduce excessive sweating Associated Press reports. Most people are unaware that this common disease exists, and for those who have it, excessive sweating is clinically known …

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Jahi McMath, declares brain dead after Tonsil removal 5 years ago, deceased

Jahi Declared Brainwatch in 2013, But Lived for Five Years Jahi McMath and her mother Nailah Winkfield fueled the medical versus religious debate over whether someone brain-dead actually died for the past is five years. Unfortunately, Jahi died after undergoing surgery on June 22. NBC News, McMath died of liver failure and excessive bleeding during surgery to correct a bowel …

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Mini Neanderthal Brains in the US Laboratory – LIFE

Scientists have successfully bred pea-sized versions of Neanderthal brains, an advance that could help better understand the extinct species around 40,000 years ago. The cultivation and study of these mini-brains could show why Neanderthals became extinct and Homo sapiens Genetic differences between Neanderthals and human brains may explain their demise and our success, said Alysson R. Muotri, director of the …

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Artificial ovary could help patients to maintain fertility

This is another advancement in maintaining a woman's fertility through the effects of cancer treatments, experts say. Dr. Susanne Pors, co-author of the study and postdoctoral fellow at the Reproduction Biology Laboratory at the Rigshospitalet University Hospital in Copenhagen, will present the research on Monday at the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology in …

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