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New viral immunotherapy for skin cancer completes phase 3 trials – Expert Reaction

Peter Griffin posted in on May 27th, 2015.

A new drug that specifically targets cancer cells has shown promising results in phase three clinical trials. A genetically-modified herpes virus injected into tumours of melanoma patients stimulated an immune response to attack cancer cells, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The virus replicated inside the cancer cells and used the body’s own immune system […]

ODT: Rat study links maternal illness to schizophrenia risk

Peter Griffin posted in on September 16th, 2010.

Eileen Goodwin writes in the Otago Daily Times about research from the University of Otago showing that flu jabs and other immunisations which prevent infections, could in turn greatly decrease the risk of a pregnant woman’s child later developing schizophrenia. Pregnant women’ s immune reactions to bacteria and viruses can lead to problems in neural […]

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