Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Finding novel therapies for childhood cancer

Since the first time she treated a child with neuroblastoma, Giselle Saulnier Sholler wanted to do the impossible for her patients. Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor in children with roughly 700 new ...

Health informatics

Researchers develop GPT-4-based simulator for biomedical research

The artificial intelligence (AI) model GPT-4, known from its application in ChatGPT, shows impressive capabilities in biomedical research and can be used in many ways for simulations. A simulator developed at MedUni Vienna ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis B: 'Sleep timer' for immune cells discovered

In chronic hepatitis B, the liver contains immune cells that could destroy hepatitis B virus infected cells but are inactive. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered that cells in blood vessels ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

World's first CAR-T cell therapy for a child with lupus

In June 2023, Uresa A. (who was 15 years old at the time) received CAR-T cells at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. The treatment was the last resort to slow down systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which is a serious autoimmune ...

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