In a recent study published in Science Advances, Charles E. Gast and co-workers detail the spontaneous process of cancer cell fusion with white blood cells to produce heterogenous hybrid clones in multiple biological systems, including in mice and in humans. The authors identified a new population of tumor cells that may reveal insight into a potential therapeutic target for intervention in human cancer.
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In proof-of-concept experiments, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have highlighted a potential therapy for a rare but potentially deadly blood-clotting disorder, TTP.
The Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, and Massachusetts General Hospital are among the top US hospitals in 2018 for a number of non-cancer conditions and procedures, according to Medscape's Physicians' Choice survey.
Against the backdrop of an unrelenting opioid crisis, two new government reports warn that America's seniors are succumbing to the pitfalls of prescription painkillers.
States serve as “laboratories of democracy,” as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said. And states are also labs for health policy, launching all kinds of experiments lately to temper spending on pharmaceuticals.
Palliative care is not just about dying – patients who access it in the early stages of an illness live longer and with better quality of life
How and why human-unique characteristics such as highly social behavior, languages and complex culture have evolved is a long-standing question. A research team has revealed the evolution of a gene related to such human-unique psychiatric traits.
For patients with advanced heart failure who are listed for transplantation, mortality risk is related to adverse events and end-organ dysfunction that vary over time, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.