Hollings collaborates on two studies showing how to boost immunotherapy effectiveness for patients with oral-cavity squamous cell carcinoma

Two new studies revealed that anti-PD-1 immunotherapy given before surgery was safe and effective for patients with oral-cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) and identified potential molecular biomarkers in the blood…

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Dopamine’s many roles, explained

Among the neurotransmitters in the brain, dopamine has gained an almost mythical status. Decades of research have established its contribution to several seemingly unrelated brain functions including learning, motivation, and…

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Honeybees use social distancing to protect themselves against parasites

Honeybees increase social distancing when their hive is under threat from a parasite, finds a new study led by an international team involving researchers at UCL and the University of…

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Differences in T cells’ functional state determine resistance to cancer therapy

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer in humans. Some patients with NSCLC receive a therapy called immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) that helps kill…

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A better way to raise chickens for low-intensity, small stakeholders

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – How can rural producers in Rwanda better produce chicken for both household consumption and profit? University of Tennessee researchers are suggesting a hybrid model for the Rwandan…

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Morro Bay seagrass loss causes change in fish populations

The loss of seagrass habitat caused a dramatic shift in fish species in Morro Bay. Areas once covered with lush seagrass meadows and unique fish species are now home to…

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This squirrel watches its neighbor’s back

Just because you’re paranoid, that doesn’t mean everything isn’t actually trying to kill you. Just because you’re paranoid, that doesn’t mean everything isn’t actually trying to kill you. Ground squirrels…

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Linking the past and present: Reconstructing the dragonfly and damselfly family tree

Many people hate insects, but the iridescent colors and elegant flying style of dragonflies and damselflies have made them firm favorites worldwide. They have been around in some form for…

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Smartphone app could improve aspirin use for healthy pregnancies

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2021 – Low-dose aspirin during pregnancy can help prevent preeclampsia, a serious, yet common, hypertension disorder — but it is underused among high-risk pregnant patients, potentially due to a communication…

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Hepatitis C infections among pregnant people increased substantially between 2009 and 2019, VUMC and RAND find

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can lead to long-term health problems including liver damage, liver failure, cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death. These outcomes are especially dangerous for pregnant people…

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