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Opinion: Predicting immunotherapy success: We've mastered the foothills but the summit lies ahead

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The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of immune checkpoint inhibitors has changed how cancer is treated. These drugs “unblock” the immune system's normally protective pathways that...
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MIT's Koch Institute wins STAT Madness with technology to see tiny ovarian tumors

2 hours ago   |   STAT

Carbon nanotubes rule. In this year's STAT Madness , a bracket-style competition to honor the best in recent biomedical research, each finalist exploited carbon nanotubes to...
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STAT Plus: ‘Science is very much a part of culture': Siddhartha Mukherjee dives into the history of genetics in a new Ken Burns film

3 days ago   |   STAT

One of the world's most well-known oncologists and one of the world's most well-known documentary filmmakers are teaming up again - this time, for a deep dive into the history...
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A nurse's coronavirus routine: Recording videos she hopes her family will never need to watch

3 days ago   |   STAT

The words are familiar at first, a bedtime trope so dependable that it's hard to imagine this ritual will ever change. Every evening, Elise Barrett helps her 2-year-old get...
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Saccharomyces boulardii interferes with Shigella pathogenesis by postinvasion signaling events

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Karen L Mumy, Xinhua Chen, Ciarán P Kelly, and Beth A McCormick. 2008. “ Saccharomyces boulardii interferes with Shigella pathogenesis by postinvasion signaling events .” Am J...
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Saccharomyces boulardii inhibits EGF receptor signaling and intestinal tumor growth in Apc mice

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Xinhua Chen, Johannes Fruehauf, Jeffrey D Goldsmith, Hua Xu, Kianoosh K Katchar, Hon-Wai Koon, Dezheng Zhao, Efi G Kokkotou, Charalabos Pothoulakis, and Ciarán P Kelly. 2009. “...
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STAT Plus: Large employers could have saved money if more biosimilars had been prescribed

3 days ago   |   STAT

If some of the largest U.S. employers had used biosimilar versions of a pair of widely used brand-name biologic medicines two years ago, they could have saved an average of...
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A system to allocate scarce ventilators and ICU beds gains traction for not counting any group out

4 days ago   |   STAT

Bracing for a surge of Covid-19 patients and facing shortages of the resources necessary to keep the sickest patients alive, hospitals and governments are grappling with the...
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Label-Free, Longitudinal Visualization of PDT Response In Vitro with Optical Coherence Tomography

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Yookyung Jung, Alexander J. Nichols, Oliver J. Klein, Emmanuel Roussakis, and Conor L. Evans. 2012. “ Label-Free, Longitudinal Visualization of PDT Response In Vitro with...
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Three-dimensional in vitro cancer spheroid models for photodynamic therapy: strengths and opportunities

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Conor L Evans. 2015. “ Three-dimensional in vitro cancer spheroid models for photodynamic therapy: strengths and opportunities .” Frontiers in Physics, 3, Pp. 15. Publisher's...
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