New understanding of cell stability with potential to improve immune cell therapies

Research in mice, published today in Science Immunology by researchers at the Babraham Institute, UK and VIB-KU Leuven, Belgium, provides two solutions with potential to overcome a key clinical limitation of immune cell therapies. Regulatory T cells have potential in...

New organ-on-a-chip finds crucial interaction between blood, ovarian cancer tumors

In the evolving field of cancer biology and treatment, innovations in organ-on-a-chip microdevices allow researchers to discover more about the disease outside the human body. These organs-on-chips serve as a model of the state an actual cancer patient is in,...

Comprehensive clinical sequencing opens door to the promise of precision medicine

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have demonstrated that comprehensive genomic sequencing of all pediatric cancer patients is feasible and essential to capitalize on the lifesaving potential of precision medicine. Results from the St. Jude Genomes for Kids study appear...

Long waits for Toronto-area nursing homes geared to cultural groups reflect need for more of them, report says

Lily Wong was admitted to the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto at age 88, several years after she had a stroke that severely affected her short-term memory, ability to follow conversations and her balance.The wait time to...

Meet the unvaccinated: Why some Canadians still haven’t had the shot

Canada's vaccine campaign has been crushing it lately, with an impressive 80 per cent of eligible Canadians having had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.That statistic distracts from a troubling fact, however: more than six million Canadians still haven't had...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Saturday

The latest:Thousands of people took to the streets of Sydney and other Australian cities on Saturday to protest pandemic lockdown restrictions amid another surge in COVID-19 cases, and police made multiple arrests after crowds broke through barriers and threw plastic bottles and...

Canada could avoid the worst of a 4th wave — but we’re not out of the woods yet

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Canada will likely face a fourth wave of...

UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision Friday, calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort to help...

Study suggests people who develop severe COVID-19 have blunted antiviral responses in the nose, throat

EDMONTON -- A small preliminary study by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital suggests that people who develop severe COVID-19 have noticeably blunted antiviral responses in the nose and throat, where the body first encounters the virus. The study, published Thursday...

Lifting advice doesn’t stand up for everyone, study finds

Commonly accepted advice to keep a straight back and squat while lifting in order to avoid back pain has been challenged by new Curtin University research. The research examined people who had regularly performed manual lifting through their occupation for...
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