Gastroenterology

Mixing drugs into oil-based gels could help the medicine go down

For most children and even some adults, swallowing pills or tablets is difficult. To make it easier to give those medicines, researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have created a drug-delivering gel that is much ...

Immunology

T cells found to require rest and maintenance

T cells, biology textbooks teach us, are the soldiers of the immune system, constantly on the ready to respond to a variety of threats, from viruses to tumors. However, without rest and maintenance T cells can die and leave ...

Oncology & Cancer

High cost of cancer care in the U.S. doesn't reduce mortality rates

While the U.S. spends twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country, its cancer mortality rates are only slightly better than average, according to a new analysis by researchers at Yale University and Vassar ...

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