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- Is Your Drinking Water Toxic? This App May Help You Find Out. September 22, 2020 Exposure to hydraulic fracturing fluid in drinking water has been shown to increase the risk of respiratory problems, premature births, congenital heart defects, and other negative health consequences.
- Novel Dual CAR T Cell immunotherapy Holds Promise for Targeting The HIV Reservoir September 21, 2020 A recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine, led by researchers James Riley, PhD, a professor of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Todd Allen, PhD, a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Group Leader at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, describes a new Dual CAR T cell immunotherapy that can help fight HIV infection.
- Penn Researchers Discover Potential Cause of Immunotherapy-Related Neurotoxicity, Chart Path Forward September 21, 2020 New research has uncovered the previously unknown presence of CD19 — a B cell molecule targeted by chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy to treat leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma — in brain cells that protect the blood brain barrier (BBB).
- New Strategy Against Autoimmune Disease Demonstrates Safety and Efficacy in Preclinical Animal Models September 18, 2020 Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that a powerful new potential treatment for the autoimmune disease mucosal pemphigus vulgaris (PV) appeared safe and effective in preclinical studies in animal models.
- TV Ads for Psoriasis and Eczema Medications Portray Few People of Color September 15, 2020 – Commercials from pharmaceutical companies advertising medication to treat psoriasis and eczema lack people from racial and ethnic minorities, according to research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.