Oncology & Cancer

Making better, ready-made CAR T cells for cancer immunotherapy

In CAR T-cell immunotherapy, T cells from a patient's own blood are engineered to carry so-called chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) that enhance the T cells' ability to attack and kill tumor cells. While CAR-T therapy is a ...

Medical research

Survey looks at why patients request stem cell treatments

In one of the first studies of its kind, Mayo Clinic researchers have analyzed a large group of patients to understand their motivations for seeking stem cell therapies and whether expectations are grounded in science. The ...

Oncology & Cancer

Discovery could lead to better cancer immunotherapy

A type of white blood cell previously known only as a helper in the immune system appears also to be the instigator of the body's defenses against cancerous tumors. The discovery could lead to more effective cancer immunotherapy, ...

Neuroscience

Scientists gain ground on rare congenital neurological disorder

Two recent discoveries co-led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai may help lead to new ways to treat patients with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS), a brain development disorder that causes severe intellectual disability ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research priorities for smell disorders revealed

From stem cell therapy to regenerating smell receptors, experts at the University of East Anglia have helped develop a list of research priorities for people with smell and taste disorders.

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