Oncology & Cancer

Improving leukemia therapy with targeted treatment approaches

In chronic leukemias, blocking the overactive kinase JAK2 by a targeted therapy approach is only mitigating the patients' symptoms, but cannot truly change the course of the disease. A study by the University of Basel has ...

Health

Is your body clock off-schedule? Prebiotics may help

Whether it's from jetting across time zones, pulling all-nighters at school or working the overnight shift, chronically disrupting our circadian rhythm—or internal biological clocks—can take a measurable toll on everything ...

Health

How much fiber should you eat?

It's a muggy morning in late August in Durham, N.C.—the temperature has already hit 85 degrees by 9 a.m.—and Jeff Letourneau is headed into the woods. The Ph.D. student in Duke's Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology ...

Oncology & Cancer

A little radiation goes a long way in heating up cold tumors

A Ludwig Cancer Research study conducted in both mice and a small group of patients with advanced cancers has shown that so-called "cold" tumors that are nearly devoid of immune cells—and therefore unresponsive to immunotherapy—can ...

Oncology & Cancer

Evaluating colonoscopy retroflexion in practice

A colonoscopy maneuver to better detect polyps in the right colon is often poorly preformed in practice, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in BMC Gastroenterology. This finding and other recommendations ...

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