Wistar scientists identify novel therapeutic approach to re-activate immune response against tumors – BIOENGINEER.ORG

PHILADELPHIA – (June 21, 2022) – Due to the development of resistance to chemotherapy and recurrent tumors, patients with ovarian cancer often have low survival rates. Therefore, new therapeutic options such as targeted therapy that boosts antitumor immunity are needed to improve ovarian cancer treatment efficacy and patient survival. PHILADELPHIA – (June 21, 2022) – … Read more

Targeted radionuclide treatment achieves high response rate, minimal toxicities for advanced-stage neuroendocrine tumors – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada—Attended radionuclide alpha therapy, 225Ac-DOTATATE, has been shown to have long-term anti-tumor effects in patients with advanced-stage gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). Results from the Phase II study showed promising survival rates, high response rates and an acceptable toxicity profile, making 225Ac-DOTATATE a potential treatment option for patients who have exhausted other forms … Read more

Artificial intelligence tool predicts response to immunotherapy in lung and gynecologic cancer patients – BIOENGINEER.ORG

CLEVELAND — Collaboration between pharmaceutical companies and the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) at Case Western Reserve University has led to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to benefit patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) based on an analysis of routine tissue biopsy images, according to new research. CLEVELAND — … Read more

PH hosts ASEAN forum on biological attack response

Around 90 delegates from ASEAN participate in a tabletop exercise on responding to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incidents in Pasay City on June 13, 2022. Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News MANILA – About 90 delegates from member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) joined in a regional forum on responding to chemical, … Read more

NATO’s Cold Response and the Implications of Militarization in the Arctic

NATO’s Cold Response and the Implications of Militarization in the Arctic A Dutch tank in the 2016 Cold Response. Credit: Ministry of Defense / Wikimedia Commons On April 1, NATO concluded its largest Norwegian-led Cold Response training exercise to date. Cold Response training is a long-standing military operation conducted by NATO member and partner nations, … Read more

Targeted drug achieves 43% response rate in KRAS-mutated lung cancer – BIOENGINEER.ORG

BOSTON – Nearly 43% of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose lung cancers harbored a specific KRAS mutation responded to the experimental drug adagrasib, and the targeted agent also showed activity against brain lesions that metastasized from lung tumors. , according to results of a study led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators. BOSTON … Read more

The Human Heart Can Repair Itself, And We Now Know Which Cells Are Crucial For It

Our bodies are pretty ingenious when it comes to self-repair, and scientists have been studying in detail the ways in which the heart patches itself up after a heart attack (myocardial infarction). They hope to find clues that could lead to better treatments for cardiovascular problems. New research has revealed that the immune response of … Read more

Biologists May Have Solved a 30-Year-Old Mystery on Why Touch Stresses Plants Out

Scientists have long known that touching plants can set off a stress reaction in them – but so far it hasn’t been exactly clear how that worked at a molecular level, something that a new study hopes to shed light on. The researchers behind the study have identified certain genetic keys inside plants that lead … Read more

Gene linked to severe learning disabilities governs cell stress response – BIOENGINEER.ORG

DURHAM, NC – A gene that has been associated with severe learning disabilities in humans has been found to also play a vital role in cells’ response to environmental stress, according to a Duke University study appearing May 24 in the journal Cell Reports. DURHAM, NC – A gene that has been associated with severe … Read more

Synthetic biologists interrogate single-celled survivalists to understand stress response

Rice University synthetic biologists and bioengineers are preparing to interrogate some single-celled survivalists to find out how they deal with stress. Bacillus subtilis is a common soil bacterium with an outsized reputation for handling stress. It’s the model organism biologists use to study spore formation, a life-or-death gamble that requires precision timing under the worst … Read more