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Modified CAR T-cell More Effective For Cancer

FT819, an off-the-shelf, T-cell receptor (TCR)-less CD19 CAR T-cell product could potentially be made more accessible to cancer patients than conventional CAR T-cell therapies showed positive results in functionality and efficacy studies.

Manufacturers Team up to Produce Synthetic Bone Material

Innovnano, an expert manufacturer of structural zirconia ceramics, has entered into an R&D project with Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT-NOVA) to produce zirconia-based ceramic orthopedic implants by 3D printing.

The goal of the study is to develop a 3D printing process that is low cost, simple to implement at a large scale, and able to produce synthetic bone material that is biocompatible, stable and with mechanical properties close to those of different types of actual bone tissue.

Ventilator-associated Pneumonia in Patients

Although pneumonia appears to be the most frequent infection under ECMO, no specific data exist on this specific issue. Severity of patients assisted with ECMO, immunosuppression secondary to extracorporeal circulation as well as changes in antibiotics pharmacokinetics under ECMO make researchers think that VAP under ECMO is a distinct entity.

To address this issue, they aimed to investigate the epidemiology, risk factors, microbiology and outcomes of VAP, and to identify risk factors of TF in a large and well-defined cohort of ICU patients treated with VA-ECMO.

Insights About Muscle Cramps

Many of us know the feeling of a cramp – whether you have been struck down on the sports field or woken with a start in excruciating pain in the middle of the night. A cramp is the involuntary contraction of our skeletal muscle, and it hurts.

Epstein-Barr Virus Linked to 7 Serious Diseases

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) — best known for causing mononucleosis — also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases, according to a new study.

The diseases are systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes. Combined, these diseases affect nearly 8 million people in the US.