Oncology & Cancer

How cancer evades immune system detection and spreads

A research team led by the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) with members from Duke-NUS Medical School, KK Women and Children's Hospital, A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), the University of Southampton and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 can impact the heart

COVID-19 infections can cause potentially life-threatening heart issues. Studies suggest that people with COVID-19 are 55% more likely to suffer a major adverse cardiovascular event, including heart attack, stroke and death, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Q and A: Cervical cancer and HPV screening

Since age 20, I have had annual visits with a gynecologist. I am now in my late 30s, and my physician recommended that I get an HPV test in addition to a Pap test to check for cervical cancer. What is the importance of both? ...


Targeting tau, the other protein behind Alzheimer's disease

In November, researchers reported the drug lecanemab slowed the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The effect was modest, but it has generated tremendous excitement because it was the first time a drug had been shown to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why viral infections are worse for people with COPD

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle have identified immune killer cells that are responsible for exacerbating viral infections in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How a SARS-CoV-2 virus protein damages the heart

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's (UMSOM) Center for Precision Disease Modeling identified how a specific protein in SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, damages heart tissue. They ...

Oncology & Cancer

Sugar molecules as a target in cancer therapy

Cancer cells use sugar molecules on their surfaces to disable attacks by the body's immune system. Researchers at the University of Basel now report on how this mechanism can be neutralized.

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