Fighting Zika? Call in the T cells

Where Aedes mosquitoes fly, Zika virus may not be far behind. Although the explosive 2015-2016 Zika epidemics in the Americas are behind us, Zika may re-emerge, and “in many countries, Zika may be spreading in silence,” says Sujan Shresta, Ph.D., a professor at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI). “We need to develop effective vaccines.” In a new Science Advances […]

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Fighting breast cancer with nanotech, immunotherapy

A team of scientists led by a researcher at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is making strides to fight deadly metastatic breast cancer by combining nanotechnology with immunotherapy. Efstathios “Stathis” Karathanasis, an associate professor of biomedical engineering, is directing the novel technique—sending nanoparticles into the body to wake up “cold” tumors so they can be located and […]

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UK trial will tell us if fighting off coronavirus gives you immunity

UK trial will tell us if fighting off coronavirus gives you immunity… and it could be the key to ending lockdown Some 20,000 antibody testing kits are being sent to homes across the country 5,000 tests have gone out and 15,000 more will be distributed in coming days World-renowned epidemiologist Professor Sir Rory Collins is leading the trial  Here’s how […]

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This 30-Year-Old Woman Is Fighting for Her Life After Losing Multiple Limbs to Toxic Shock Syndrome

Just over a week ago, Anna Norquist was a healthy 30-year-old woman with a passion for gymnastics. On December 14, everything changed. She developed toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare, potentially lethal condition that has resulted in multiple limb amputations. Now, Norquist is struggling to stay alive. It all started when Norquist went to Chicago last weekend to see a concert, […]

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