Scientists discover trained immune cells are highly effective against cancer

Modified immune cells that ruthlessly kill cancerous tumors may prove a game-changer for people living with late-stage cancer. McMaster University researchers Ali Ashkar and Sophie Poznanski have uncovered that changing the metabolism of natural killer (NK) immune cells allows these cells to overcome the hostile conditions found inside tumors and destroy advanced ovarian and lung […]

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BlackRock’s Fink wants more sustainability data from private cos

BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink on Wednesday called for more disclosure requirements for private companies as governments create new accounting standards for sustainable business areas like climate change. In a letter to shareholders of the world’s largest asset manager, provided by a spokesman, Fink wrote that government “must play the leadership role” in cutting […]

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In surprising twist, some Alzheimer’s plaques may be protective, not destructive

One of the characteristic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the buildup of amyloid-beta plaques in the brain. Most therapies designed to treat AD target these plaques, but they’ve largely failed in clinical trials. New research by Salk scientists upends conventional views of the origin of one prevalent type of plaque, indicating a reason why […]

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