GSK and Lyell to collaborate on cancer cell therapies

GSK and Lyell Immunopharma have announced a five-year collaboration to develop new technologies with the aim of improving cell therapies for cancer patients. In the announcement the companies explained that the collaboration will apply Lyell’s technologies to further strengthen GSK’s cell therapy pipeline, including GSK3377794, which targets the NY-ESO-1 antigen that is expressed across multiple

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Novartis and Microsoft join together to transform medicine using AI

Novartis and Microsoft have announced a new collaboration with the aim to “transform medicine with artificial intelligence.” Novartis announced the “important step in reimagining medicine” by founding the Novartis AI innovation lab, choosing Microsoft as its strategic AI and data-science partner. The company says that the new lab will look to bolster Novartis AI capabilities

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University of Andrews opens earlier diagnosis institute

The University has established a new institute to obtain earlier diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, mental health and infection and help address current inequalities. Early diagnosis is critical in order to achieve the best treatment outcomes, yet diseases are much more likely to be diagnosed earlier in affluent areas compared to Scotland’s most deprived communities.

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Birmingham Scientist find new research could boost immunotherapy treatments

Cancer Research UK announces scientists have discovered a method to demolish the protective wall that surrounds tumours, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the immune system and immunotherapy treatments. A study (published in EBioMedicine) found that the new approach could help to boost the effects of innovative cancer treatments, such as CAR-T therapy, which so

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Scientists from University of California find link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s

Scientists from the Irvine School of Biological Sciences at the university of California, have discovered how to predict Alzheimer’s disease in a laboratory setting, meaning that could one day help in devising targeted drugs could prevent the disease. The researchers found that by removing brain immune cells known as microglia from rodent models of Alzheimer’s

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Scientist at UK’s first convergent science centre looking to use microbubbles to destroy cancer

As part of the new £13 million Cancer Research UK Convergence Science Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research, scientists are “re-imagining ultrasound technology to develop a treatment that can liquefy cancer cells in the body using microscopic bubbles” Cancer Research UK has announced the development of the new treatment that doesn’t require invasive surgery, in

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