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New breakthrough: Engineered immune cells may block HIV

A new advance in HIV treatment could pave the way toward curing the disease, researchers say.

By Mar. 5, 2014


Children's cancer wing transformed into superhero ward

Kids receiving cancer treatments in Brazil get IV fluids inside superhero covers and read comic books showing Batman going through the same experience.

By Jun. 4, 2013


Tiny oxygen generators improve cancer treatments

Researchers at Purdue are implanting miniature devices in tumors to generate oxygen and boost the effects of both radiation and chemotherapy.

By Aug. 31, 2011


Robo-pharmacist readies 350,000 doses perfectly

At the University of California, San Francisco, another example of how machines are superior. But they still can't come up with a good home remedy for hiccups.

By Mar. 11, 2011


NASA uses light to soothe chemo side effects

Originally developed to explore plant growth on space shuttles, NASA's far-red/near-infrared LED treatment, using a device called WARP 75, helps reduce pain from chemo and radiation treatments.

By Mar. 4, 2011


A vaccine for breast, ovarian cancers?

An experimental type of vaccine that aims to treat, as opposed to prevent, metastatic breast and ovarian cancer shows promise in a small clinical trial.

By Nov. 8, 2011


Sci-fi author reveals series plot for cancer-ridden fan

Harry Turtledove is contacted by the friend of someone who is terminally ill with cancer. Turtledove not only releases his next book early just to the cancer patient but also agrees to call the fan to reveal details of the series.

By Feb. 24, 2012


Gaming can inspire healthy behavior, study shows

Researchers out of Stanford and HopeLab find that Re-Mission, a video game that involves killing cancer cells, activates parts of the brain involved in motivation.

By Mar. 20, 2012


3D computer model helps screen millions of chemo drugs

The approach affords researchers a moving view of the structure of a protein thought to play a key role in causing chemo to fail.

By Jun. 19, 2012


Meta-pill delivers multiple drugs at once

Multiple-compartment pill out of Georgia Institute of Technology could deliver different drugs simultaneously to better treat diseases like cancer.

By Jul. 8, 2011