Mantle cell lymphoma treatment varies according to setting

There is considerable variation in the management of mantle cell lymphoma across different clinical settings, and some strategies do not always conform with what might be expected, according to an analysis by investigators from Weill Cornell Medicine and other leading health institutions. In particular, the analysis, published June 28 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology,

Immune molecules from a llama could provide protection against a vast array of SARS-like viruses including COVID-19

Mount Sinai-led researchers have shown that tiny, robust immune particles derived from the blood of a llama could provide strong protection against every COVID-19 variant, including Omicron, and 18 similar viruses including SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV-1, which was responsible for the 2003 SARS outbreak. In a paper published in Cell Reports on June 28, the team

A data commons to accelerate research in COVID and long-COVID

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, researchers in the United States developed a pandemic response commons (PRC) called the Chicagoland coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) commons (CCC). The CCC served Chicago, the state of Illinois, and surrounding regions in the United States (US). Study: The Pandemic Response Commons. Image Credit: Orpheus FX / Shutterstock

The effect of breast cancer screening is declining: A new research result questions whether the benefits of breast cancer screenings has gradually declined to a degree that it is too small in relation to the costs in the form of overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Researchers from Aarhus University are behind

Screening for breast cancer has a cost. This is shown by a Danish/Norwegian study that analysed 10,580 breast cancer deaths among Norwegian women aged 50 to 75 years. “The beneficial effect of screening is currently declining because the treatment of cancer is improving. Over the last 25 years, the mortality rate for breast cancer has

Researchers determine first crystal structure of LAG3 protein; findings could yield better cancer therapy approaches

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized cancer care. The therapy works by preventing tumors from shutting down the immune response, which in turn allows T cells to kill cancer cells. Established checkpoint inhibitors target the proteins PD-1 and CTLA-4 and are used to treat a variety of solid tumor types, including melanoma and lung cancer. However,

Army Guard Troops Risk Dismissal as Vaccine Deadline Looms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them

Five steps for a heart-healthy grilling season

The smells of summer have returned: sunscreen, freshly cut grass and burgers sizzling on the grill. For many families, backyard barbecues are a staple of summer dining. But often the foods people associate with summer grilling—including ribs, sausages, hot dogs and hamburgers—are processed or high in saturated fat and sodium, which contribute to heart health

Improving rural care and health equity with telemedicine

Photo: Teladoc Health Virtual care has great potential to improve rural health and health equity. Virtual care can either serve to stretch the capabilities of understaffed rural clinics – for example, by pre-screening or triaging patients before sending them to a crowded facility – or to route excess clinical capacity from large academic medical centers

Using genomics to restore degraded ecosystems

The monumental global task to restore degraded ecosystems will need to include sophisticated technologies such as environmental DNA monitoring to understand and support the recovery of complex biospheres, international researchers say. Genomics provides some important 'weapons' in the fight to repair ecosystems – from authenticating seed sources to improving the detection of invasive weeds or

More Reflux After Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Gastric Bypass at 10 Years

Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) each led to good and sustainable weight loss 10 years later, although reflux was more prevalent after SG, according to the Sleeve vs Bypass (SLEEVEPASS) randomized clinical trial. At 10 years, there were no statistically significant between-procedure differences in type 2 diabetes remission, dyslipidemia, or obstructive sleep

Dr Ranj on how to keep air pollution out of your home

Air pollution doesn’t only happen on the roads and on the Tube. It turns out that 46% of Brits don’t realise it is present in their homes too, according to new research from Breville. As many as three in five of us believe air pollution only happens outside, and so don’t think about how to