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Investigational ALS drug prolongs patient survival in clinical trial

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Investigational ALS drug prolongs patient survival in clinical trial Investigational ALS drug prolongs patient survival in clinical trial Credit: CC0 Public Domain An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, has now demonstrated the potential …

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Atezolizumab prolongs survival in NSCLC with PD-L1 expression

Atezolizumab prolongs survival in NSCLC with PD-L1 expression

Atezolizumab prolongs survival in NSCLC with PD-L1 expression Atezolizumab prolongs survival in NSCLC with PD-L1 expression (HealthDay)—For patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression, treatment with atezolizumab results in longer overall survival than chemotherapy, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 …

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Genomic analysis predicts survival benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy following radiotherapy

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Genomic analysis predicts survival benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy following radiotherapy Genomic analysis predicts survival benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy following radiotherapy Glioma of the left parietal lobe. CT scan with contrast enhancement. Credit: Mikhail Kalinin/CC BY-SA 3.0 A practice-changing study, NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-RTOG 9802, has demonstrated, for the first …

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Blood pressure medication improves COVID-19 survival rates

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Blood pressure medication improves COVID-19 survival rates Blood pressure medication improves COVID-19 survival rates Credit: CC0 Public Domain Medication for high blood pressure could improve COVID-19 survival rates and reduce the severity of infection—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied 28,000 patients taking antihypertensives—a class …

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Immunotherapy extends survival in mouse model of hard-to-treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy extends survival in mouse model of hard-to-treat breast cancer (video)

Immunotherapy extends survival in mouse model of hard-to-treat breast cancer Immunotherapy extends survival in mouse model of hard-to-treat breast cancer Illustration of a spherical nucleic acid containing tumor cell lysate, with targeted cancer cells in the background (not to scale). Credit: Cassandra Callmann Immunotherapies for cancer—treatments that prime the immune …

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Survival up with tocilizumab in ventilated COVID-19 patients

Survival up with tocilizumab in ventilated COVID-19 patients

Survival up with tocilizumab in ventilated COVID-19 patients Survival up with tocilizumab in ventilated COVID-19 patients (HealthDay)—For patients with COVID-19 requiring mechanical ventilation, tocilizumab is associated with improved survival, according to a study published online July 11 in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Emily C. Somers, Ph.D., from the University of Michigan …

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Research team identifies enzyme essential for stem cell survival

Intestinal health: Dresden research team identifies enzyme essential for stem cell survival

Research team identifies enzyme essential for stem cell survival Research team identifies enzyme essential for stem cell survival Healthy (right) vs diseased (left) bowel: Extensive DNA damage (green) within the intestinal epithelium leads to inflammatory cell death and disrupts intestinal homeostasis. Credit: CRTD The intestinal epithelium is the inner layer …

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