City Of Hope Researchers Achieve Cancer Remission Using Car-T Cell Therapy On Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

City Of Hope Researchers Achieve Cancer Remission Using Car-T Cell Therapy On Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

Duarte, CA…City of Hope researchers recently reported on the successful treatment of a patient with recurrent multifocal glioblastoma using CAR-T therapy, a type of immunotherapy, to effectively attack cells with the IL13Rα2 antigen which is common in brain cancer. A case study published in the Dec. 29 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine […]

Scientists Film Bacteria’s Maneuvers As They Become Impervious To Drugs

Scientists Film Bacteria’s Maneuvers As They Become Impervious To Drugs

Boston, MA….This is the best visualization of the progression of antibiotic bacteria we have ever seen.  The following is from the Harvard Medical School that should have all of us cutting back on the antibiotics.  “In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed a […]

FDA Modernizes Nutrition Label For Packaged Foods

FDA Modernizes Nutrition Label For Packaged Foods

Silver Springs, MD…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a major step in making sure consumers have updated nutritional information for most packaged foods sold in the United States, that will help people make informed decisions about the foods they eat and feed their families. “I am thrilled that the FDA has finalized a […]

Modified Maggots Could Help Human Wound Healing

Modified Maggots Could Help Human Wound Healing

Raleigh, NC…In a proof-of-concept study, NC State University researchers show that genetically engineered green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor – a molecule that helps promote cell growth and wound healing. Sterile, lab-raised green bottle fly larvae are used for maggot debridement therapy (MDT), in which maggots are […]

Utah Resident Dies from Plague

Utah Resident Dies from Plague

Salt Lake City, UT…Utah public health officials have confirmed that an elderly resident died from plague earlier this month. This is the first Utah resident to be diagnosed with plague since 2009.  Plague is a rare, life-threatening, flea-borne illness that is maintained in a rodent-flea transmission cycle. Species such as prairie dogs, black footed-ferrets, squirrels, […]

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

Sacramento, CA…California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith announced that the department has been notified of a presumptive positive case of plague contracted by a recent visitor to California from Georgia. Confirmatory testing is being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to becoming […]

Former President Carter’s Cancer Battle Moves To Brain ~By John Hamilton

Former President Carter’s Cancer Battle Moves To Brain ~By John Hamilton

Atlanta, GA..Former President Jimmy Carter held a press conference this morning to deliver the news that his cancer has spread to his brain. He has four small melanoma lesions on his brain and begins his first radiation treatment this afternoon. He was upbeat, positive, honest and at times humorous 39th President of the United States […]