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Pharmacovigilance – News and Features

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Chemotherapy May Increase Disease Risk for Future Generations, Suggests Rat Study

Research suggests that a common chemotherapy drug could carry a toxic inheritance for children and grandchildren of adolescent cancer survivors.
Electron microscopy image of the nanoparticles that contain the chemotherapy drug and novel immunotherapy.

Nanoparticles Co-Deliver Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy To Shrink Tumors in Mice

Researchers have designed cancer-fighting nanoparticles that deliver both a chemotherapy drug and a novel immunotherapy that can shrink colon and pancreatic tumors in mice.
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Making Cancer Medicines With Microbes

For oncology, plant-based anti-cancer drugs have proven instrumental in the fight against a disease that claims approximately 609,360 lives in the United States alone. But their demand far outweighs their supply. Can yeast help?

Is Ayahuasca Safe? Ask the Researcher

A recent study analyzed the adverse effects reported by users of the hallucinogenic tea, ayahuasca. In this Ask the Researcher, we spoke with the lead author of the study Dr. Daniel Perkins about the key findings and their implications for public health.
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Biomarker Predicts Resistance to Immunotherapies in Melanoma

Duke Cancer Institute researchers have identified potential biomarkers that predict the likelihood for checkpoint inhibitor drugs to backfire, driving hyper-progression of melanoma cells instead of unleashing the immune system to fight them.
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New Drug Candidate Developed for Epilepsy Treatment

Researchers have identified and developed a new drug candidate that has the potential for effectively treating temporal lobe epilepsy by suppressing neuroinflammation.
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Discovery Could Lead to New Drugs Against Bowel Cancer Protein

New structural insights into the tankyrase protein, which plays a key role in driving bowel cancer development, could pave the way towards better and less toxic cancer drugs.
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CAR T Therapy Shows Promise Against Lupus

CAR T therapy has been shown to be successful as a cancer treatment, with the potential to treat many more conditions. A new study has shown that CAR T cell therapy can be used to treat the autoimmune disease lupus.
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Study Indicates New Approach To Target Mantle Cell Lymphoma

A recent study from Weill Cornell Medicine has indicated that a new approach that targets a protein that coordinates gene expression could help treat mantle cell lymphoma.
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Antioxidant Flavonols Associated With Slower Memory Decline

Consuming food and beverages containing flavonols might help to slow the rate of cognitive decline, researchers from Rush University suggest.