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Antibody wakes up T-cells to make cancer vanish

Antibody wakes up T-cells to make cancer vanish | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
New antibody treatment halts the most deadly form of skin cancer in its tracks by prodding the immune system into action    
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Tumours in several people with an advanced form of skin cancer have completely disappeared after treatment with one of three drugs that force tumour cells out of hiding. The patient's own immune system can then recognise the cancer and destroy it.

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Ilaris, Childhood Arthritis Drug From Novartis, Wins FDA Approval

Ilaris, Childhood Arthritis Drug From Novartis, Wins FDA Approval | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
The multinational pharma manufacturer says the FDA has approved Ilaris for the treatment of juvenile arthritis in patients aged 2 years and older.
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The FDA has approved Ilaris for the treatment of juvenile arthritis in patients aged two years and older.

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Blood hormone restores youthful hearts to old mice

Blood hormone restores youthful hearts to old mice | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Protein relieves age-related stiffening and thickening of cardiac muscle.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12971
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If proven to be effective in humans, a protein that reverts the effects of ageing in mouse hearts could provide relief for a condition that is otherwise difficult to treat.

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Genetics And Neurobiology: The Future Of Bipolar Disorder Treatment And Diagnosis

Genetics And Neurobiology: The Future Of Bipolar Disorder Treatment And Diagnosis | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
The Lancet reviews recent findings in the research of genetics, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder.
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Innovative combinations of neuroimaging and pattern recognition approaches might better identify individual patterns of neural structure and function to diagnose a patient’s affective disorder.

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