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  • New Immuno-Oncology Therapy Against Advanced Solid Tumors to Enter Phase 1 Clinical Studies
    This post was originally published on this site An experimental immuno-oncology treatment will move into early phase clinical trials for patients with advanced solid tumors, under a collaboration agreement between Cancer Research UK and Biotecnol. The therapy, called Tb535H, is a T-cell engager and the first to be developed by Biotecnol. Tb535H binds to 5T4, a protein found at the surface of […]
  • Study on Differing Brain Activity Levels in Men, Women Has Implications for Alzheimer’s Research
    This post was originally published on this site A functional brain imaging study led by scientists at the Amen Clinics in Newport Beach, California, has qualified differences between women’s and men’s brains with relevant findings for Alzheimer’s disease research. The study, “Gender-Based Cerebral Perfusion Differences in 46,034 Functional Neuroimaging Scans,” appeared in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Understanding gender […]
  • Radicava, First Approved Therapy for ALS Since 1995, Now Available for U.S. Patients
    This post was originally published on this site Radicava (edaravone), the first new medication for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 22 years, is now available in the United States. Approved May 5 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all U.S. adults diagnosed with ALS, Radicava has been shown to slow the loss of physical function in ALS […]
  • Marvel Comics Creates New Team of Superheroes Affected by IBD
    This post was originally published on this site Marvel Comics has partnered with Seb Tucknott, the founder of the online platform IBDRelief and pharmaceutical company Takeda, to create a new team of superheroes who all have one thing in common: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). MORE: Seven people with chronic illnesses who used a body-shaming experience to raise awareness According to […]
  • Low-dose Photon Irradiation May Help Malignant Mesothelioma Cells Spread, German Study Warns
    This post was originally published on this site Low-dose photon irradiation, commonly used in radiotherapy, potentially helps malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) cells spread, warns a study by Germany’s University of Heidelberg. The study, “Low-dose photon irradiation induces invasiveness through the SDF-1α/CXCR4 pathway in malignant mesothelioma cells,” appeared in the journal Oncotarget. It was based on research led by […]
  • Should You Use Heat for Endometriosis Pain Relief?
    This post was originally published on this site As with most complementary therapies and treatments, using heat to help relieve the pain associated with endometriosis has experts divided. MORE: Six complementary therapies to ease endometriosis symptoms Many women have found that a well-placed hot water bottle or heat pad can ease them through some of their worst endometriosis pain, […]
  • How Oxygen Therapy Helps With Pulmonary Hypertension
    This post was originally published on this site If breathing becomes too labored for a pulmonary hypertension patient and the level of oxygen in their blood becomes too low, they may be advised to begin oxygen therapy. MORE: Pulmonary hypertension 101: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Doctors can prescribe oxygen therapy for when the patient most needs it, […]
  • CF Patients in Europe Wanted for Phase 2 Trial of Investigational Therapy RPL554
    This post was originally published on this site Verona Pharma recently announced the company’s accomplishments in the last six months, including an update to the company’s clinical trial in cystic fibrosis (CF) and positive interim results for its investigational therapy RPL554. RPL554 is an inhaled dual inhibitor of two enzymes, phosphodiesterase 3 and 4, and was previously […]
  • 4 Ways Ocrevus Can Improve Your Life
    This post was originally published on this site Ocrevus was approved by the FDA at the end of March but the buzz hasn’t died down.Though there is some trepidation, the MS community is incredibly excited about what the new “game-changing” medication can do for patients all across the country. Here are just a few ways that Ocrevus […]
  • Patient Stories: 13-Year-Old Beau on Living With Hemophilia
    This post was originally published on this site In an interview with Genentech, 13-year-old Beau talks about what it’s like living with the bleeding disorder hemophilia. MORE: Seven recommended books to learn more about hemophilia Beau is just like other boys his age — in his spare time he plays computer games and is part […]