Roche’s new combination therapy achieved modest positive results compared with the company’s standard Herceptin treatment. The combo therapy targets an aggressive form of breast cancer called HER2-positive, and involves adding Perjeta to the existent Herceptin…
CAR T-cell therapy had some multiple myeloma patients see significant reduction in their cancer and even enter full remission. How does this gene-based therapy work and what are its side effects?
Health workers who vaccinated children in South Sudan against measles reused the same unsterilized syringe 15 times. The investigation also revealed they committed another blunder that cost the lives of more than a dozen children…
Nearly a year after the California law on assisted suicide was passed, advocacy group Compassion and Choices estimated 504 persons opted for end-of-life prescriptions. Know the data and stories behind the controversial law.
Scientists are structurally modifying vancomycin to make it more powerful in the fight against antibiotic resistance. Why it took a long time for vancomycin-resistant enterococci to strike offers clues on the antibiotic’s potential.
New clinical trials indicated that a 100-year-old drug may be the answer to treating the autism spectrum disorder. During the trials, ASD patients showed significant improvement in symptoms after the drug’s administration.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University tracked down the signaling process that triggers the spread of cancers and found two existing drugs that can inhibit metastasis.
Latest study shows evidence of positive results from medicinal cannabis use among patients with a rare and severe form of epilepsy. What are some of the other conditions that marijuana has proven capable of treating?
A compound present in marijuana was shown effective in treating children with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. What are the side effects of the treatment?