Destroying tumor cells: Targeted immunotherapy using injectable materials

Researchers at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) have developed and optimized a minimally invasive method for more targeted, efficient, and sustained delivery of immunotherapeutic treatments for cancer. Such a targeted approach cuts down on the higher dosages and possible deleterious side effects that are experienced when more systemic treatment methods are employed. There […]

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Antibiotic stewardship reduces unnecessary prescriptions

An antibiotic stewardship program was associated with a 50% reduction in antibiotic prescribing at clinical visits, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Network Open. Monitoring antibiotic prescriptions and giving clinicians the tools to speak with patients about the decision is a low-cost intervention that has the potential to improve patient safety […]

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New technologies can help people make sustainable dietary decisions

Aalto researchers have developed and tested a pilot app to help consumers evaluate their food choices. The study is part of the EU-ATRACA project which aims to create and promote “anti-rival tokens,” a blockchain-based technology that encourages the sharing of digital goods. Though consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental and health impacts of their […]

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