Vaccine shows promising results for early-stage breast cancer patients

Deregulation and inhibition of the immune system contributes to cancer development. Various therapeutic strategies aim to re-stimulate the immune system to recognise cancer cells and target them for destruction. Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center have recently reported that a dendritic cell vaccine that targets the HER2 protein on breast cancer cells is safe and effectively

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Researchers at NIH identify biochemical mechanism behind rare and painful genetic disorder

A team of researchers at the National Institutes of Health in the United States have uncovered a potential biochemical mechanism behind a rare, painful genetic disorder called ACDC disease. Which causes calcium build-up within the arteries. Researchers say the finding could lead to the first effective treatment for the potentially debilitating condition and might provide

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Mechanism of Protective Protein Identified in Fight Against Harmful Bacteria

Research from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with colleagues at A*STAR in Singapore, have provided new understanding of a protein that plays a vital role in protecting bacterial cells associated with harmful infections. Through understanding the protein’s protective mechanism, the findings could help in the development of new antibacterial agents. The protein, called OmpA,

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New Era of Medicine

Low-priced 3D printers have truly opened access to additive manufacturing – when combined with a more personalised approach to healthcare the scene is set for a new era of medicine says Katherine Triffitt. Personalised medicine is already making a significant impact in clinical practice, with a variety of health specialities already adopting tailored treatment strategies.

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