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Pharmacovigilance – News and Features

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Algae-Based Microbots Deliver Cancer Drugs Directly to Lung Tumors

Combining biology and nanotechnology, researchers have developed algae-based “microbots” to deliver drugs directly to lung tumors in mice – with the approach showing promise for reducing tumor growth and increasing survival.
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Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Colorectal Cancer in Trial

Results from a new trial indicate that immunotherapy could successfully be used to treat the most common form of colorectal cancer.
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Glowing Dye May Help Surgeons Cut Out Prostate Cancer

A fluorescent dye may provide surgeons with a “second pair of eyes” in surgery, helping to remove prostate cancer tumors without damaging healthy tissue.
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Antimalarial Compounds Show Promise in Treating PCOS

PCOS affects 10–13% of women worldwide. A new study, published in Science, investigates the therapeutic potential of antimalarial compounds for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
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Secondary Cancer Risk Low Following CAR T-Cell Therapy, Study Finds

New research illustrates that the risk of secondary cancers following CAR T-cell therapy is low.
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A Reflection on Global Fatty Liver Day 2024: How Organ-on-a-Chip Addresses R&D Challenges

To commemorate Global Fatty Liver Day, this article explores how organ-on-a-chip models are transforming liver disease research.
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Novel Human Antibodies Neutralize Black Widow Venom

Researchers develop fully human antibodies that can neutralize the alpha-latrotoxin of the European black widow, potentially reducing the need for antibodies derived from horses to treat disease caused by spider bites.
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Enhancing CAR-T Cell Therapies With Biodegradable Scaffolds

T-cell stimulating biomaterial that slowly biodegrades under the skin stimulates CAR-T cells in the body to improve therapeutic efficacy in an aggressive mouse tumor model.
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Blood Clot-Targeting Drug Candidates Developed Through Computer-Aided Design

A team of researchers has created a new series of drug candidates against a hard-to-target receptor involved in the formation of blood clots.
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Bacteria in the Human Microbiome Help Counter Salmonella Infections

Researchers have identified two mechanisms by which Klebsiella bacteria can combat the spread of Salmonella in the gut.
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