Four plants that are scientifically proven to be therapeutic

Let the earth provide the cure. (Chamille White/Deposit Photos/) If you’re reading this, you’re probably stressed. Never fear: We’ve dug through the evidence to reveal what science really says about finding zen—and holding onto it through tough times. Want to try meditation? Take better baths? Stop anxiety in its tracks? Welcome to Calm Month. Before […]

Zoom chats can be surprisingly therapeutic

Zooming your holidays and happy hours can help fight off those quarantine blues. (Ana Galvañ/) Dating, catching up with family, and going to happy hour are best in person. When those interactions aren’t possible, loneliness and even depression can creep in. However, we can still remain socially healthy by hopping on video chat. The modern […]

Potential therapeutic strategy for obesity

Obesity is a serious global health problem and a risk factor for diseases such as type II diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver disease. A central element in the development of obesity is adipose tissue, which comprises fat cells (so-called adipocytes, specialised to store fat) and macrophages (immune system scavenger cells, which are typically associated […]

Therapeutic drug monitoring does not improve remission for patients starting infliximab

ATLANTA — New research presented at ACR Convergence, the American College Rheumatology’s annual meeting, showed that patients with rheumatic diseases whose infliximab treatment was individually assessed and adjusted with a new strategy called therapeutic drug monitoring did not achieve remission at higher rates compared to those who received standard care. (ABSTRACT #2029) Tumor necrosis factor […]

New therapeutic approach against leukemia — ScienceDaily

Leukemia frequently originates from the so-called leukemic stem cell, which resides in a tumor promoting and protecting niche within the bone marrow. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany, have found a new way to make these cells vulnerable by specifically dislodging these cells from their niches. Since blood cells have […]

Novel therapeutic approach against Epstein-Barr virus-associated tumors — ScienceDaily

A research team at LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) discovered that exosomes derived from V?2-T cells (Vδ2-T-Exos) can effectively control Epstein-Barr virus-associated tumours and induce T-cell anti-tumour immunity. The novel findings of Vδ2-T-Exos provide insights into new therapeutic approach for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated tumours. The ground-breaking findings have been published […]