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Restoring natural immunity against cancer

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Photo: Histological section of two mouse melanomas [18/06/2015] Scientists at the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have successfully increased the infiltration of immune cells into tumors, thus inducing the immune system to block tumor growth. In an article published in Nature Immunology, the scientists show that, in combination with existing immunotherapies, this process efficiently destroys cancer cells.Restoring natural immunity against cancer - Read more

New mechanism that attacks viral infections discovered

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Graphic: green virus [16/06/2015] An innovative mechanism that the innate immune system uses to control viral infections has been uncovered by researchers at the University Medical Centers in Mainz and Freiburg. Central to this is the discovery that two different but related elements of the immune system can act together in concert to fight, for example, rotavirus infections. New mechanism that attacks viral infections discovered - Read more

Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes

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Photo: The word [12/06/2015] A Montréal research team, co-supervised by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret from the IRCM and Dr. Laurent Legault from the Montreal Children's Hospital, undertook the first paediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes.Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes - Read more

Women with lupus and APS: Risk of reduced fertility and pregnancy complication

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Photo: Pregnant woman lying on a couch [12/06/2015] New recommendations by EULAR for women's health and pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) were presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015). Women with lupus and APS: Risk of reduced fertility and pregnancy complication - Read more

Comorbid conditions associated with worse cancer survival

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Grahpic: Lungs in the human body [11/06/2015] Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, or congestive heart failure had a higher risk of death than lung cancer patients without comorbid conditions.Comorbid conditions associated with worse cancer survival - Read more

New obesity treatment prevents bone loss

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Photo: Yoghurt [11/06/2015] Using the intestinal hormone GLP-1 in obesity treatment prevents the loss of bone mass otherwise frequently associated with major weight loss. This is the finding of a new study from the University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre and Glostrup Hospital. According to the researchers behind the study, the results may have a significant bearing on future obesity treatment.New obesity treatment prevents bone loss - Read more

Plasma makes wounds heal quicker

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Photo: Scientifists of the project [10/06/2015] Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds.Plasma makes wounds heal quicker - Read more

Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment

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Photo: Blood vessel [09/06/2015] Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, but may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases, according to a new magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) study.Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment - Read more

New approach for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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Photo: Dr. Claudia Staab-Weijnitz and Prof. Oliver Eickelberg [09/06/2015] Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with an international team, have identified a potential novel drug target for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a dangerous chronic lung disease. They elucidated a new mechanism of fibrosis formation that plays an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease.New approach for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - Read more

Seamless closure of surgical incisions

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Photo: Grey female eye in close-up [05/06/2015] Tel Aviv University researcher brings groundbreaking fiber-optic laser system to the world of corneal transplants.Seamless closure of surgical incisions - Read more

 
 

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