Researchers at NYU College of Dentistry have developed a single score to describe the level of cytokines in the saliva, and this score is linked with the severity of clinical gum inflammation. The study, published in PLOS ONE, could lead to new ways to diagnose and treat gum disease.
Scientists piece together DNA repair pathways associated with breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers by conducting comprehensive studies on genetic mutations. They analyze patient samples and identify specific genetic alterations or mutations prevalent in these cancers. Through advanced sequencing techniques, they map out the pathways involved in DNA repair mechanisms. By understanding how these pathways […]
The power of sugar chains can be harnessed to develop new cancer immunotherapy by targeting specific glycan structures on cancer cells. Glycans play a role in immune evasion, and modifying them can enhance the immune recognition of cancer cells. Researchers aim to design therapies that leverage these sugar chains to stimulate the immune system effectively, […]
Certain cancer drugs, such as immunotherapies, can help restore the immune system’s ability to fight tumors. These drugs work by removing the “brakes” on the immune system, allowing it to recognize and attack cancer cells more effectively. Immune checkpoint inhibitors, for instance, have shown promise in unleashing the body’s immune defenses against tumors. While not […]