CRISPR - Cas9 technology to eliminate HIV

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  Isharpal Singh, MS AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is one the major public health concerns affecting more than 35 million people worldwide [4]. The conventional approach for treating HIV viz, HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) uses a mixture of compounds to suppress HIV-1 infection and…

What's Next for Dialysis Patients, Wearable Artificial Kidneys?

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Dialysis cannot fully replace the fluid and waste removal function of the kidneys. Patients find themselves having to follow dietary and fluid restrictions on a daily basis. Patients also find that they are tired and don’t feel…

Passive and Active Immunization Strategies to Fight Ebola

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  By Sandy Hayes, PhD Ebola, or Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a zoonotic disease – a disease that spreads from one species to another species.1 Zoonotic diseases recur through out history, from the Black Death (Bubonic Plague) of the middle ages to the 1918 Spanish flu…

Detecting Circulating Tumor Cells just got easier with Soundwaves?

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Scientists are always looking for new and better ways to find out if cancer cells are present or moving through the body to a different site. These cancer cells are hard to find since usually so few of…

CAR-T Cell Therapy

Isharpal Singh, MS Programming T Cells to kill Tumor Cells Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy have been considered as the cornerstones of cancer therapy for years. But with the advent of targeted therapies like Imatinib (Gleevec®) and Trastuzumab (Herceptin®) there has been a considerable shift in the standard treatments for…

Degronimids to degrade Oncoproteins

By IsharPal Singh, MS The past 20 years have brought an unprecedented increase in the accumulation of knowledge about cancer cells. The study of genomics has yielded a tremendous amount of data regarding the signaling cascades involved in cancerous cells. Yet, the increase in no. of deaths from cancer remind…

Tommy John Elbow Surgery

By Perry McLimore, MD., JD. ELBOW The elbow is a synovial joint, which means the joint has a synovial capsule and is bathed in synovial fluid for cartilage nourishment. The bones that make up the elbow joint are the humerus, which is the upper arm bone. Below or distal to…

Gene Therapy to eradicate Prostate cancer

A Synergistic approach towards curing Prostate Cancer Cancer is one the leading cause of deaths worldwide with prostate cancer accounting for around 8 per cent of all the new cancer cases and 15 per cent in men. Despite recent advances in detection and treatment of prostate cancer, it still remains…

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