UC Berkeley research led to Nobel Prize-winning immunotherapy

OCTOBER 1, 2018 – Immunologist James P. Allison today shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for groundbreaking work he conducted on cancer immunotherapy at UC Berkeley during his 20 years as director of the campus’s Cancer Research Laboratory. Berkeley:: News Feed  More...

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By admin On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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How Real Doctors Treat Dry Eye

Dr. Emily Evans found that dry eye disease could have taken a backseat to other conditions like diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma in her thriving co-management practice, but she decided to make dry eye a priority. More...

By admin On Friday, April 27th, 2018
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Woman dies of rare illness spread by rodents

A 27-year-old woman has died from a rodent-borne disease about three months after she first started showing symptoms. In early February, Kiley Lane of Aztec, New Mexico, tested positive for Hantavirus, a very More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Peanut protein powder a solution for those suffering from allergies?

Millions of children in the U.S. suffer from peanut allergies, but a promising new treatment could help. Aimmune Therapeutics says research shows the daily use of its peanut protein capsules could desensitize More...

By admin On Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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These may be the most germ-ridden places in your office

With up to 4,000 Americans dying weekly from the flu, getting the virus is a risk you don’t want to take. But it’s not just about who you come in contact with, it’s also what you come in contact More...

By admin On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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New blood test can help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

CHICAGO — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early More...

By admin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Flu vaccine is one of the least effective in years

The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the strain of the virus that’s causing most illnesses this season. Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine More...

By admin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Lena Dunham says she had a total hysterectomy

Lena Dunham says she is coming to terms with her permanent infertility. The “Girls” creator and star wrote a personal essay for Vogue about her decision to undergo a hysterectomy late last year.  Dunham More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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The elephant on the slopes: Putting female snowboarders at risk

On Monday night, the world watched as 4 out of 5 female snowboarders in the Olympic slopestyle competition — fierce athletes who had spent the last four years perfecting daring new jumps to advance their sport More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
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New, fast-acting drug offers a novel way to combat flu virus

Last Updated Feb 12, 2018 9:52 PM EST NEW YORK — The worst flu season in years has health professionals scrambling to find ways to combat the virus. In Japan, one company says it has developed More...