Car crash deaths involving cannabis increasing and more likely to involve alcohol

New research indicates that between 2000 and 2018, the percentage of car crash deaths in the United States involving cannabis have doubled, and the percentage of deaths involving both cannabis and alcohol, have more than doubled. Researchers from Boston Medical Center, Boston University, and University of Victoria found people who died in crashes involving cannabis had 50 percent greater odds […]

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Why You Should Think Twice About Driving Your Car Almost On Empty

We’ve all done it, some of us more often than others; we’re almost home from work and notice the gas gauge leaning on the edge of empty. We’re exhausted and just want to get home to our couch, so we say to ourselves, “I know my car. She’ll make it,” and then pat the steering wheel reassuringly, affectionately. We promise […]

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CAR T cell therapy: Potential for considerable savings

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy is a new and in some cases highly effective form of immunotherapy to treat certain types of cancer of the blood and lymph system. This promising treatment comes at a cost, however: The manufacturers charge up to EUR 320,000 for the production of immune cells for a single patient. By determining the fixed […]

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Helen Hunt Was Hospitalized After A Car Accident That Looked Absolutely Terrifying

Helen Hunt was hospitalized after a car crash in Los Angeles. She was reportedly in the backseat when another car hit her vehicle. Video of the vehicle shows it flipping over in an intersection. It’s been a scary few weeks for celebrities and car crashes. Last month, Kevin Hart was involved in a scary car crash that left him with […]

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CAR T cell therapy: On the cusp of ‘an immunotherapy revolution’?

A deeper understanding of the immune system’s role in controlling cancer has helped drive “an immunotherapy revolution,” offering hope for many patients with previously incurable cancers, including children, doctors have concluded in a new report. The assessment, from two Stanford University doctors, is part of their broader analysis on lessons learned from “the first leg of the CAR T cell […]

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Reducing B cells with CAR T cells is effective treatment of experimental lupus

Depleting the number of harmful B cells with a novel immunotherapy that employs modified T cells may offer an effective strategy to treat lupus, according to a new study funded by the Lupus Research Alliance. These findings offer a renewed optimism for the elimination of B cells to provide a therapeutic option in lupus and pave the way for clinical […]

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