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Tweaking how CAR-T therapy kills tumors could stop a dangerous side effect, study finds

20 hours ago   |   STAT

As every trauma surgeon knows, there are messy bullet wounds and there are neat ones, and the former cause incomparably more trouble. If a team of scientists in China is right...
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STAT Plus: ‘We have a tragedy of the commons': How a VC thinks his new company can lower drug prices

1 day ago   |   STAT

A venture capitalist made some waves early in the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference when he announced his new company's mission is to make medicines less expensive. After all...
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Expert reaction to study looking at low doses of radiation in medical imaging and mutations in cell cultures

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre

Research, published in PLOS Genetics, reports that low doses of radiation used in medical imaging may lead to mutations in cell cultures. Prof Geraldine Thomas, Professor of...
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Listen: A J.P. Morgan recap, a plan to bust pharma monopolies, and a website for cancer patients

1 day ago   |   STAT

Why weren't there any big deals announced this week? What does the word “equivalar” mean? And why is information about prognosis so hard to find? We discuss all that and
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Previously unseen mutations in stem cells of young donors can be passed to recipients, study finds

2 days ago   |   STAT

Doctors use stem cell transplants to treat patients with certain cancers or blood disorders. And donors, whose blood or bone marrow is used for the procedures, are typically...
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‘How long do I have?' A website on cancer survival rates, from the co-founder of GoodRx, seeks to provide clarity

3 days ago   |   STAT

Talking about cancer is hard. Talking about your chances of surviving cancer is even harder. Now one of the entrepreneurs behind the drug-pricing information site GoodRx wants...
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STAT Plus: After a single patient drives a big stock surge, Patrick Soon-Shiong makes his case to investors

3 days ago   |   STAT

SAN FRANCISCO - Not many investors had pegged the long-stagnant immunotherapy developer NantKwest as one of the big stock winners of this week. But on Monday, the first day of...
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Your microbiome reveals more about your health than your genes do

3 days ago   |   New Scientist

The microbes that live inside you say more than your genes do about your likelihood of developing health conditions ranging from asthma to cancer and schizophrenia
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Multimorbidity by Patient and Tumor Factors and Time-to-Surgery Among Colorectal Cancer Patients in Spain: A Population-Based Study

4 days ago   |   Harvard

M.A. Luque-Fernandez, D Redondo-Sanchez, SF Lee, M Rodriguez-Barranco, M Carmona-Garcia, R Marcos-Gragera, and MJ Sanchez. 2020. “ Multimorbidity by Patient and Tumor Factors...
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A ‘radical proposition': A health care veteran tries to upend the system and bring drug prices down

6 days ago   |   STAT

The U.S. health system could get some relief from rising drug prices from an unlikely Alexis Borisy, 47, is a fixture in Boston biotech, known for his striking felt fedoras...
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Lost in Space season 3 on Netflix | Release date, episodes and cast

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