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Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria

By | February 8, 2017

Researchers employ an engineered microbe to destroy tumor cells in mice.

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New approaches to treating cancer have shown great promise, but they also come with serious risks that give us cause for concern.

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An early-stage study of the effectiveness of a lung-cancer vaccine developed by scientists in Cuba could start as early as next month.

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Cuban-U.S. Research Collaborations Easier Now

By | October 18, 2016

President Obama’s executive actions remove some of the red tape for American and Cuban scientists to work together.

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Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies

By | October 11, 2016

Dale Schenk, who worked to develop a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease, has passed away at age 59.

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Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease Shows Promise

By | August 31, 2016

Biogen’s aducanumab reduces amyloid-β plaques in a dose-dependent manner, according to interim results of a Phase 1b clinical trial.

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Toward an Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

By | July 28, 2016

Targeting tau antibodies does not require effector function, researchers report.

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CRISPR Therapy to Enter Trials

By | July 25, 2016

Researchers in China will use the CRISPR-Cas9 system to edit T cells extracted from patients with cancer before those cells are returned to the body to target malignant ones.

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Juno Therapeutics asks the US Food and Drug Administration for permission to restart the CAR-T experiments without chemotherapy.

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Sex Differences in Immune Response

By | June 21, 2016

Female mice lacking an immune receptor are better than males at fighting certain viral infections.

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