Medications

90% of penicillin allergy labels in Hong Kong found to be false

A collaborative research team led by Dr. Philip Li from the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has pioneered a new nurse-led penicillin allergy triage and testing strategy—the Hong Kong Drug Allergy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigating plasma to predict COVID-19 progression

Just as oil is essential to keep a car's motor running, blood is essential to keep the body functioning. The presence of particular proteins in the plasma, the liquid component of blood, may signal the presence of a disease ...

Immunology

Researchers explain how lipids can control immune response

When we consume fats (also called lipids) in our diet, they can be metabolized or stored to provide energy for the body. But they are also involved in regulating the genes expressed within—and the signaling between—cells. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists discover new mechanism associated with severe COVID-19

Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have found that severe COVID-19 is associated with an imbalance in an important immune system signaling pathway. The discovery helps explain at the molecular level ...

Oncology & Cancer

Biomarker predicts resistance to immunotherapies in melanoma

Duke Cancer Institute researchers have identified potential biomarkers that predict the likelihood for checkpoint inhibitor drugs to backfire, driving hyper-progression of melanoma cells instead of unleashing the immune system ...

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