Diseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tripled in the U.S.

The warmer weather of spring and summer means the start of tick and mosquito season and the diseases they transmit, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile and Zika. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in […]Related:Liquid nicotine for e-cigs looks like kids’ juice boxes and candy, government saysShe modeled in New York and worked for the Navy. At 93, parasites ate her alive at a nursing home.A rare eye cancer showed up in three friends. Doctors want to know if the cases are connected.
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Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Steve Langton, Derek Lowe, Simon N Rogers, Annette Plüddemann, Clare BankheadAbstractBackgroundThe ‘two-week rule’ (TWR) fast-track cancer referral system for head and neck cancers was introduced by the UK government in 2000, to facilitate earlier diagnosis. However, little work has compared stage on diagnosis of cancer before and after the implementation of the system.Objectives•Describe the presentation of oral cancer in Merseyside from 1992-2012.•To evaluate whether stage on presentation has improved after...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe investigative team developed a novel breast cancer treatment DA that is acceptable to women ≥70 years with a history of ER+, HER2-, early stage breast cancer. Next, the DA's efficacy needs to be tested with diverse older women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 61Author(s): Upma Sharma, Pallavi Singhal, Kapil Bandil, Rajeshwar Patle, Anoop kumar, Kausar Neyaz, Surojit Bose, Ajay Kumar Dewan, Ravi Mehrotra, Veena Sharma, Mausumi BharadwajAbstractBackground: Despite being most preventable malignancies associated with smoked and smokeless tobacco products, squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity is one of the most common malignancy in India. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of TLRs in oral pre-cancerous, cancerous cases and their genotypic correlation with HPV/EBV, co-infection &lifestyle habits...
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Cancer CellAuthor(s): Ruidong Xue, Lu Chen, Chong Zhang, Masashi Fujita, Ruoyan Li, Shu-Mei Yan, Choon Kiat Ong, Xiwen Liao, Qiang Gao, Shota Sasagawa, Yanmeng Li, Jincheng Wang, Hua Guo, Qi-Tao Huang, Qian Zhong, Jing Tan, Lisha Qi, Wenchen Gong, Zhixian Hong, Meng LiSummaryWe performed genomic and transcriptomic sequencing of 133 combined hepatocellular and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-ICC) cases, including separate, combined, and mixed subtypes. Integrative comparison of cHCC-ICC with hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma revealed that...
Source: Cancer Cell - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Black men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer did not appear more likely to die from this disease than white men when given similar access to care and standardized treatment, an analysis found.Medscape Medical News
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Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Materials Chemistry and PhysicsAuthor(s): Gururaj M. Neelgund, Makobi C. Okolie, Folami K. Williams, Aderemi OkiAbstractA novel NIR (near infrared) active photothermal agent, CNTs-PAMAM-Ag2S has been synthesized by covalent grafting of polyamidoamine (PAMAM) to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and subsequent deposition of Ag2S nanocrystallites. The potential of CNTs-PAMAM-Ag2S as a NIR active photothermal agent was preliminarily accessed by its electronic absorption spectrum measured in UV–vis–NIR region. The CNTs-PAMAM-Ag2S exhibited excellent photothermal effect an...
Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Seminars in Cell &Developmental BiologyAuthor(s): Giovanni Blandino, Fabio Valenti, Andrea Sacconi, Silvia Di AgostinoAbstractDeregulated cell metabolism is one of the cancer hallmarks. Mitochondrial DNA mutations and enzyme defects, aberrant tumor suppressor or oncogenic activities cause mitochondrial dysfunction leading to deregulated cellular energetics. The tumor suppressor protein, p53 is a tetrameric transcription factor that in response to diverse genotoxic and non-genotoxic insults activates a plethora of target genes to preserve genome integrity. In the las...
Source: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: CellAuthor(s): Ninib Baryawno, Dariusz Przybylski, Monika S. Kowalczyk, Youmna Kfoury, Nicolas Severe, Karin Gustafsson, Konstantinos D. Kokkaliaris, Francois Mercier, Marcin Tabaka, Matan Hofree, Danielle Dionne, Ani Papazian, Dongjun Lee, Orr Ashenberg, Ayshwarya Subramanian, Eeshit Dhaval Vaishnav, Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen, Aviv Regev, David T. ScaddenSummaryStroma is a poorly defined non-parenchymal component of virtually every organ with key roles in organ development, homeostasis, and repair. Studies of the bone marrow stroma have defined individual populations in th...
Source: Cell - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
ConclusionWe generated a second-generation CAR targeting either Lewis Y or GRP-78 with a truncated CD34-tag for purification. Because the differentiation and phenotype of the CAR-T product may have a critical impact on the post-infusion antitumor effect and persistence of the cells, we also investigated the phenotype of CAR-T product with different γc cytokines, i.e. IL-2, IL-7 and IL-15, to generate early differentiation stage cells with less exhaustion phenotypes. In the optimized protocol, by using the retroviral transduction system, starting from 3 × 107 PBMC, we're now able to produce approximately 109...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
ConclusionWe successfully generated a stably expressing packaging cell line for this anti-LeY-CAR-CD34 containing retroviral vector. Retroviral supernatant derived from these packaging cells was then used to successfully transduce primary human T cells with the anti-LeY CAR and positive cells were sorted by flow cytometry using the CD34 marker. After sorting by flow cytometry, the majority of the T cells (>90%) were double positive for the anti-LeY CAR and CD34 marker. Antigen-specific function of the gene-modified T cells was then examined in cytokine and cytotoxicity assays to examine whether the presence of the CD34 ...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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