Simplified treatment for a cause of sight loss offers savings for hospitals and relief for patients

Simplifying a surgical technique to treat one of the important causes of sight loss around the world could deliver major savings for eye hospitals and help bring the treatment to more patients, according to new research. The method, developed by Professor Sheila MacNeil, a tissue engineer at the University of Sheffield, and Dr. Virender Sangwan, […]

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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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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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Lung cancer screening predicts risk of death from heart disease

A deep learning algorithm accurately predicts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease using information from low-dose CT exams performed for lung cancer screening, according to a study published in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. It even outpaces lung cancer as the leading cause of death in heavy […]

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