How melanoma deceives the immune system, increasing resistance to immunotherapy

The sophisticated human immune system has evolved to become an effective protection system against a great number of diseases, including cancer. The immune system recognizes and destroys cancer cells using a monitoring process called immunological surveillance. However, like Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego Mr. Hyde, the immune system sometimes takes on an alternate personality […]

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Results from host-reduce-polytech-ACS trial reported

A randomized clinical trial found that drug-eluting stents (DES) with durable polymers are non-inferior to DES with biodegradable polymers in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Findings were reported today at TCT Connect, the 32nd annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). TCT is the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular […]

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Higher-calorie diets for patients with anorexia nervosa shorten hospital stays

The standard-of-care for patients with eating disorders when they are admitted to the hospital for malnutrition is to initiate a low-calorie feeding plan and bump up calories slowly. But a new study led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and the Stanford University School of Medicine indicates that patients get well faster with the opposite approach: […]

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Frere Jacques, are you sleeping? Research shows lullabies in any language relax babies

Virtually all new parents quickly discover that a lullaby will in fact help an infant unwind, but they might surprised to learn that babies aren’t fussy about the language. Researchers at Harvard’s Music Lab have determined that American infants relaxed when played lullabies that were unfamiliar and in a foreign language. Their results were published […]

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