Medical research

New study advances understanding of rare sarcoma

Advancing the understanding of synovial sarcoma, a highly aggressive and rare cancer of young people, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered how an abnormal protein misdirects and disrupts the control ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dexamethasone trial results confirm COVID-19 benefits but also risks

The keenly-awaited full results from a UK trial of the steroid dexamethasone were published Friday, confirming its life-saving benefits for COVID-19 patients on ventilators but suggesting it may cause harm if given too early.

Medical research

Platform precisely quantifies antigens presented on cell surfaces

Normally, the immune system is able to differentiate between healthy and abnormal cells. Peptides, fragments created by the synthesis and breakdown of proteins inside each cell, are presented on the surface as antigens and ...

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