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Finding Hidden Cancer Cells: New Study Mobilizes the Immune System to Find Undetectable Cancer Cells

Finding Hidden Cancer Cells: New Study Mobilizes the Immune System to Find Undetectable Cancer Cells

Immunotherapy has become a new tool for treating cancer.  Using the processes that attack pathogens, researchers have discovered treatments that in some patients’ transform cancers from life threatening to manageable conditions.  However, in many patients with several types of cancer,

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Finding A Needle In A Haystack: How a Yale Study Used Genetic Implications to Treat Cervical Cancer

Finding A Needle In A Haystack: How a Yale Study Used Genetic Implications to Treat Cervical Cancer

Cancer is caused by a series of genetic mutations, and an understanding of these genetic mutations in cancerous cells is crucial to the future development of cancer treatment. Cervical cancer specifically, has a particularly poor prognosis, making mutation targeted treatment

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Study Shows No Long-Term Benefit from Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Study Shows No Long-Term Benefit from Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, makes up 20-25% of all breast cancer diagnoses in women  in the U.S. A new Yale study shows that a common intervention does not improve outcomes for women dealing with the disease.  DCIS is

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Visualizing the Pathway of Pain: The Path to Opioid Alternatives

Visualizing the Pathway of Pain: The Path to Opioid Alternatives

In communities across America, the opioid crisis is ripping apart families. Overdoses are leaving children orphans and addiction is ruining lives. The root cause of the issue is the over prescription of opioid painkillers by medical professionals. Between 21% and

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Yale Study Investigates Barrier to Rural Opioid Treatment: Driving Distance to Methadone Clinics

Yale Study Investigates Barrier to Rural Opioid Treatment: Driving Distance to Methadone Clinics

Public health officials say that the drug methadone, dispensed daily, is one of the key tools for combatting the opioid epidemic in the United States. Every day, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in

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Killing Cancerous Cells: Using Genetically Engineered T-Cells to Target Tumors

Killing Cancerous Cells: Using Genetically Engineered T-Cells to Target Tumors

Cancer is estimated to affect forty percent of individuals in the United States at some point in their lifetimes. Cancer is marked by rapid, unchecked cell growth and proliferation, which has led researchers to investigate and refine cytotoxic, or cell-killing,

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Repairing Tissue with Sleeping Cells: How Stromal and Fibroblast Cocultures Encourage Blood Vessel Formation

Repairing Tissue with Sleeping Cells: How Stromal and Fibroblast Cocultures Encourage Blood Vessel Formation

Wound healing and tissue repair often require the growth of new tissue. However, the main issue with current methods of tissue engineering is developing an adequate vasculature network to support it. Newly created tissues require the growth of a robust

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Cellular Forces Altering the Extracellular Matrix

Cellular Forces Altering the Extracellular Matrix

Through biophysics, a field that takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of biological processes, researchers have been able to make great progress in understanding cells, the building blocks of our lives. In studying the underlying biophysics and mechanics of

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Reductionism Sparks Expansion: Microbiome Profiling Analysis

Reductionism Sparks Expansion: Microbiome Profiling Analysis

Most of us have heard of good bacteria or, perhaps on a whim, have bought probiotics that contribute to the multi-billion dollar ‘gut health’ industry. These are references to some of the microorganisms, the sum of which are called the

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Yale Chemists Pave a New Path to Combat Antibiotic Resistance, but the Market May be a Problem

Yale Chemists Pave a New Path to Combat Antibiotic Resistance, but the Market May be a Problem

Yale chemists may have found a way to create a new class of antibiotics that could potentially change how we approach antibiotic development and combat antibiotic resistance. However, the biggest challenge to developing new antibiotics can be the economic potential

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