UK Biotech Raises €67M to Fight Cancer with Antibody-Guided Chemotherapy

ADC Therapeutics has raised €67M ($76M) as part of a Series E round to fund the final push of an antibody-drug conjugate treatment for drug-resistant blood cancer into the market. With the latest funds, ADC...

A homing beacon for chemotherapy drugs

Killing tumor cells while sparing their normal counterparts is a central challenge of cancer chemotherapy. If scientists could put a “homing beacon” in tumors, they could attract these medicines and reduce side effects caused...

Rapid rise in Big Data facilitates digital transformation of healthcare

The unprecedented implications of digital health innovations, being co-produced by the mainstreaming and integration of artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and cyber-physical systems (CPS) in healthcare, are examined in a new...

New technology harnesses bacterial jumping genes for precise DNA integration

A new discovery by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons could fix one of the major shortcomings of current gene-editing tools, including CRISPR, and offer a powerful new approach for...

Plasmofluidic Microlenses for Label-Free Optical Sorting of Exosomes

Optofluidic-plasmonic (OPtIC) microlenses As shown in recent studies, periodic and quasi-periodic arrays of plasmonic nanoapertures can be used as micro-convex lenses focusing incident plane waves to dimensions comparable to optical wavelengths11,12,13. In addition to significantly-small...

A gut feeling: Microbiome changes may mean early detection of colorectal cancer

Credit: Osaka University Osaka, Japan – The gut has a population of organisms that live within in it, called the gut microbiome, which are linked to human...

How Vaccines Could One Day Beat HIV

Vaccines are humanity’s biggest achievement against infectious diseases. But could they defeat HIV, a particularly crafty virus? José Luis Cabero, CEO of Spanish biotech AELIX Therapeutics shared his experience developing an HIV vaccine at...

A “one-two punch” to wipe out cancerous ovarian cells

Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have developed a two-step combination therapy to destroy cancer cells. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, they show the superior therapeutic effectiveness of the...

Study: Underweight boys and overweight girls have increased risk of depression

The results of a large community-based study have shown that the probability of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents with high, low, or normal body mass index differs according to gender. Underweight boys...

The impact of re-induction prior to salvage autologous stem cell transplantation in multiple myeloma

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