Oncology & Cancer

Targeted treatment for leukemia approved on NHS in England 

The targeted drug gilteritinib is now recommended for some adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) on the NHS in England. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) overturned their initial rejection of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Invisible defence against adenoviruses

An adenovirus infection can be potentially life-threatening, especially for children after a stem cell transplant. Virologists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Research Center for Environmental Health ...

Cardiology

How the body regulates scar tissue growth after heart attacks

New UCLA research conducted in mice could explain why some people suffer more extensive scarring than others after a heart attack. The study, published in the journal Cell, reveals that a protein known as type 5 collagen ...

Surgery

Stem cell treatments 'go deep' to regenerate sun-damaged skin

For a while now, some plastic surgeons have been using stem cells to treat aging, sun-damaged skin. But while they've been getting good results, it's been unclear exactly how these treatments—using adult stem cells harvested ...

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