Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An immune flaw may cause West Nile virus's deadliest symptoms

Four out of five of people infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) won't even know it—heartening news when you consider there's no vaccine to prevent the disease nor targeted medications to treat it. However, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study gives new insight into how cancer metastasizes to the brain

When cancer that starts in the body metastasizes to the brain, it is almost always lethal, in part because so few treatment options exist. Now a new study by Wistar scientists published in Nature Communications shows that ...

Oncology & Cancer

Why lung cancer doesn't respond well to immunotherapy

Immunotherapy—drug treatment that stimulates the immune system to attack tumors—works well against some types of cancer, but it has shown mixed success against lung cancer.

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