Model maps out ‘arms race’ between cancer and immune system, predicts effectiveness of immunotherapy

Researchers have created a mathematical model that can determine the impact of the immune system on tumor evolution. The information gained from using this model may be able to be used to predict whether immunotherapy is likely to be effective for a patient’s cancer, helping to guide treatment decisions. Immune cells recognize tumors by detecting […]

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Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease

Patients with psoriasis treated with biologic therapy, which are protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation, had a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal. Chronic inflammation in people with psoriasis is associated with a higher risk of developing […]

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Identifying, preventing and managing heart rhythm side effects of medicines

Health care professionals should become more familiar with medications that cause irregular heart rhythms called arrhythmias, according to “Drug- Induced Arrhythmias,” a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. “Many commonly used medications can cause irregular heartbeats as a side effect,” said James E. Tisdale, Pharm.D., […]

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‘If it has an ingredient in the name, avoid it’: Adam Liaw on the kitchen appliances you’ll actually use

Utensils, gadgets, small appliances, large appliances – there are a lot of things competing for precious space in your kitchen. As kitchen design trends toward smaller, more efficient spaces, it’s more important than ever to separate the must-haves from the kitchen drawer detritus of the future. Here’s a simple guide to what you need in […]

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