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A Call for More Research Into a ‘Highly Overlooked’ Infection That May Pose a Growing U.S. Threat

Chagas disease – a parasitic infection that affects an estimated 8 million people worldwide, mostly in Latin America – is drawing concern in the United States as well. The infection can lead to serious heart problems. And yet, the disease remains “highly overlooked” in the U.S., and “urgent action is required to implement national and local programs, bolstering health care responses and advancing research efforts,” a University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member says.

Author Mark Harden | Publish Date June 04, 2024
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Yes, the plague does still exist – here’s how to avoid it

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 10, 2024

In the Middle Ages, plague killed millions in Europe, claiming perhaps up to 200 million lives, half the continent’s population. But it's not just a thing of the past.

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Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, MD, MSCS, on Early Signals of Efficacy With Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy

news outletCGTV
Publish DateJuly 09, 2024

4D-710, 4D Molecular Therapeutics’ (4DMT) gene therapy candidate for treating cystic fibrosis, showcased CFTR transgene RNA and protein expression in all 10 participants treated at the higher and lower dose levels with follow-up up to 12 months in the phase 1/2 AEROW clinical trial (NCT05248230).

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The Role of mTOR/Aurora A Kinase Combination Therapy Requires Further Elucidation in Solid Tumors

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJuly 05, 2024

Although combination therapy with the mTOR inhibitor sapanisertib and Aurora A kinase inhibitor alisertib (MLN8237) resulted in marginal clinical benefit among patients with advanced solid tumors, correlative analyses indicated that apoptotic response and tumor immune cell infiltrate may affect clinical outcomes.

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Manali Kamdar, MD, on Evaluating Liso-Cel in Mantle Cell Lymphoma by Lines of Therapy, Prior BTKi

news outletCGTV
Publish DateJuly 04, 2024

Lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel) has demonstrated its ability to yield durable complete responses in patients with heavily pretreated mantle cell lymphoma and was FDA-approved for this indication in May 2024.

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