Oncology & Cancer

Combining CAR-T cells and inhibitor drugs for high-risk neuroblastoma

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy is a potent emerging weapon against cancer, altering patients' T cells so they can better find and destroy tumor cells. But CAR-T cell therapy doesn't work well in every cancer—including ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sickle cell and COVID-19: A risky mix of two diseases

UdeM's Stéphanie Forté and co-researchers in Canada and Brazil have shown how people with sickle cell disease or sickle cell trait have a higher chance of dying from COVID-19 than the general population.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is ketamine an antidepressant, wellness trend or dangerous drug?

When an autopsy revealed that actor Matthew Perry died of "acute effects of ketamine," it put fresh attention on an ongoing debate in the field of psychiatry: What's the right balance between expanding access to a drug that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaping can increase susceptibility to infection by SARS-CoV-2

Vapers are susceptible to infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that spreads COVID-19 and continues to infect people around the world, a study by a research team at University of California, Riverside, has found.

Health

Could AI help us prepare for the next pandemic?

The first time Elizabeth Ondula thought about using technology to improve public health was when she faced a personal tragedy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her father died and she was unable to travel for his burial due to ...

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