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First clinical trial of gene editing to help target cancer

First clinical trial of gene editing to help target cancer

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Enlarge / The process of repairing the damage cause by CRISPR can cause complicated DNA rearrangements. The ability to edit genes has raised the prospect of treating genetic conditions and arming the body to better handle infectious diseases and cancers. But for that potential to be realized, we need to deal with a variety of…
One immune cell type appears to attack any type of cancer

One immune cell type appears to attack any type of cancer

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Enlarge / False-colored image of an electron micrograph of a T cell. While cancerous cells look a lot like normal human cells, they're still different enough that the immune system regularly attacks them. Obviously, this attack sometimes bogs down, allowing cancer to thrive and spread. Figuring out how to get the immune system back on…
Trump taking credit for lower cancer death rate is absurd, expert explains

Trump taking credit for lower cancer death rate is absurd, expert...

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Enlarge / US President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" campaign rally at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9, 2020. The CEO of the American Cancer Society has refuted President Trump’s claim that his administration had a hand in lowering the country’s cancer mortality rate, which has been steadily declining since…
Progress On Lung Cancer Drives Historic Drop In U.S. Cancer Death Rate

Progress On Lung Cancer Drives Historic Drop In U.S. Cancer Death...

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Declines in smoking contributed to a drop in lung cancer death rates that helped drive down overall cancer death rates in the U.S., according to the latest analysis of trends by the American Cancer Society. VIEW press/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption VIEW press/Corbis via Getty Images Declines in smoking contributed to a…
Man with 5.5-inch horn growing on his back slipped “through the net,” docs say

Man with 5.5-inch horn growing on his back slipped “through the...

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Enlarge / Horns like these, but on a man's back. Smartphones won’t make you grow horns—but neglecting a worsening skin cancer lesion for years could do the trick. Recently, doctors in the UK surgically removed a 14cm-long “dragon horn” from a man’s lower back. The 50-year-old patient reported that it had been growing for at…
Injecting the flu vaccine into a tumor gets the immune system to attack it

Injecting the flu vaccine into a tumor gets the immune system...

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picture alliance/Getty Images A number of years back, there was a great deal of excitement about using viruses to target cancer. A number of viruses explode the cells that they've infected in order to spread to new ones. Engineering those viruses so that they could only grow in cancer cells would seem to provide a…
A Cancer Drug For Parkinson’s? New Study Raises Hope, Draws Criticism

A Cancer Drug For Parkinson’s? New Study Raises Hope, Draws Criticism

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A study finds some evidence that a cancer drug, nilotinib, may help people with Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder that causes movement problems. It possibly works by raising levels of dopamine, the brain chemical that is lacking in people with the disease. GJLP/Science Source hide caption toggle caption GJLP/Science Source A study finds some…
A Cancer Care Technique Tailored To The Senior May Have Much Better Outcomes

A Cancer Care Technique Tailored To The Senior May Have Much...

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Geriatric oncologist Supriya Gupta Mohile meets with patient Jim Mulcahy at Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. "If I didn't do a geriatric assessment and just looked at a patient I wouldn't have the same information," she says. Mike Bradley for NPR hide caption toggle caption Mike Bradley for NPR Geriatric oncologist Supriya Gupta Mohile meets…
Lady who oversleeps $500 EMF-blocking sack desires area-wide Wi-Fi limitations

Lady who oversleeps $500 EMF-blocking sack desires area-wide Wi-Fi limitations

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So there's a British woman who's been in the news recently for diagnosing herself with a sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation. She sleeps in a $500 EMF-blocking sack and has reportedly stayed in the sack, from time to time, for 30-hour stretches. The woman—70-year-old Rosi Gladwell of Totnes, Devon—helps lead a small advocacy group on the…
Cancer Patients Get Uncommon Blood Infection After Nurse Waters Down Opioids with Faucet Water

Cancer Patients Get Uncommon Blood Infection After Nurse Waters Down Opioids...

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Half a dozen cancer patients in New York developed a rare infection after they received injectable opioids that a nurse had diluted with tap water, according to a new report. It appears that the nurse tampered with the syringes to remove some of the narcotics for her own use, replacing the drugs with water, the…

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