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Innovation, Research

Tobacco aside, e-cigarette flavorings may harm blood vessels

June 14, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The health effects of “combustible” tobacco products including traditional cigarettes and hookah are well-established, but the potential dangers of e-cigarettes have not yet been extensively studied. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid — including tobacco-derived nicotine, flavoring and […]


Innovation, Research

Engineering non-immune cells to kill cancer cells

November 13, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

T-cells are one of the immune system’s major weapons. They detect the body’s cells infected with a virus and trigger their ablation, effectively killing the virus. T-cells cannot do the same with cancer cells, however, as they do not recognise […]


Innovation, Research

White blood cell count predicts response to lung cancer immunotherapy

May 5, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

White blood cell counts can predict whether or not lung cancer patients will benefit from immunotherapy, according to research presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC). “Immune checkpoint inhibitors such as nivolumab and pembrolizumab significantly improve overall survival in […]