Vaping combined with smoking is likely as harmful as smoking cigarettes alone

DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2021 — Smoking traditional cigarettes in addition to using e-cigarettes results in harmful health effects similar to smoking cigarettes exclusively, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Smoking, a well-known link to cardiovascular disease and death, appears to be on the decline. While the use […]

Combined approach could boost breast cancer immunotherapy, study suggests

IMAGE: A diagram showing the various strategies that could enhance the activity of CAR T cells against breast cancer. view more  Credit: © 2020 Xu et al. Originally published in Journal of Experimental Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.20200844 Activating an immune signaling pathway best known for fighting viral and bacterial infections can boost the ability of genetically engineered T […]

Plastics and rising CO2 levels could pose combined threat to marine environment

The combined environmental threat of plastic pollution and ocean acidification are having significant impacts on species living in our oceans, according to new research. An international team of scientists found that after three weeks of being submerged in the ocean, the bacterial diversity on plastic bottles was twice as great as on samples collected from […]