The mechanisms that drive disease have long confounded the medical industry. How much of a part does genetics play? How does the patient’s lifestyle influence his or her risk of developing cancer? What makes one patient respond favorably to a particular treatment, while another suffers severe side effects?
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute are developing a new method of vaccination that could potentially be used to provide instantaneous protection whether the target is a cancer cell, flu virus, or […]
The future of medicine may lie in an unexpected place: within the immune system of a llama. The Wall Street Journal reports that scientists in Brussels are using llamas to develop antibody–based […]
A new study links smoking to a much greater percentage of deaths among men from all types cancer including lung cancer, suggesting that increased tobacco control efforts could save more lives than […]
Clarient has launched a new gene expression diagnostic for prostate cancer, the Insight Dx Prostate Profile (Insight). The test, developed in conjunction with Health Discovery Corp., uses expression values from four genes […]
It’s been a roller coaster of a year for AngioDynamics. In the past, I’ve professed my high opinion of the company. I still like ANGO and I think it’s fairly valued, but […]
Inovio Biomedical’s electroporation technology uses brief, controlled electrical pulses to increase cellular uptake of gene expression in DNA-based treatments; this enhances the potency of DNA-based immunotherapies against cancers and infectious diseases. Inovio […]
Trod Medical has received FDA 510(k) clearance for Encage, a minimally invasive technology for soft tissue ablation. The surgical system allows for precise percutaneous ablation of target tissue with well-defined margins, helping […]