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Therapeutic Antibodies – News and Features

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Experimental Therapy May Improve the Body's Ability To Fight HIV

Despite 40 years of intensive research, scientists have not yet succeeded in finding a cure for HIV. Now, an international team may have moved another step closer to a medication-free existence for those living with HIV.
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New Preeclampsia Protein Biomarker Could Improve Treatment

A breakthrough has occurred in pinpointing the underlying cause of preeclampsia (PE). Researchers analyzed protein content in the placenta and serum of PE patients, discovering increased levels of the protein cis P-tau.
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Why Do Some Cancer Immunotherapies Not Work as Predicted?

A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has investigated why checkpoint blockade inhibitors - a type of immunotherapy - don't always work as expected.
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AI Can Lead to More Effective Antibody Treatments

Antibody treatments may be able to activate the immune system to fight diseases but are less effective when they bind with themselves. Now, new machine-learning algorithms can highlight problem areas in antibodies.
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“Helper” T Cells Harnessed To Help Treat Tumors

A research team is looking beyond antibody therapeutics for cancer, leading new studies into how "helper" T cells can detect and help destroy cancer cells.
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How Immunotherapies Clear the Brain of Alzheimer's Proteins

Studies have shown that lecanemab slows cognitive and functional decline in early-stage Alzheimer’s patients. But as with many other cutting-edge therapies, we know more about lecanemab’s effectiveness than we do about how it actually works.
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Chemotherapy Combination Shows Promise for a Subset of Stomach Cancers

An international phase 3 clinical trial, found that a new targeted treatment called zolbetuximab, given in combination with a standard chemotherapy, extended survival for patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer.
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UK’s First Uterine Transplant Is Performed Successfully

Two sisters have been involved in the UK's first uterine transplant. The case report is published in the journal BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
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Precision Cancer Drug Development Approach Could Be $1 Billion Cheaper

Research and Development costs for targeted oncology drugs are markedly lower if guided by a companion diagnostic strategy, but current biopharmaceutical business models suggest these savings will not be reflected in more affordable pricing.
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Blood Cancer Therapy Granted Accelerated FDA Approval

The FDA has given the green light to Elrexfio™ (elranatamab-bcmm), granting it accelerated approval to treat adults with multiple myeloma – a type of blood cancer – who have received at least four previous rounds of certain therapies.