Cancer discovery could revive failed treatments for solid tumors

New research from the UVA Cancer Center could rescue once-promising immunotherapies for treating solid cancer tumors, such as ovarian, colon and triple-negative breast cancer, that ultimately failed in human clinical trials. The research from UVA’s Jogender Tushir-Singh explains why antibody approaches effectively killed cancer tumors in lab tests, but proved ineffective in people. He found […]

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Natural mentors provide crucial social connection for student athletes, study finds

Oprah Winfrey famously said, “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” Now there is research to support that claim. “Coaches and teachers are frequently identified by youth as natural mentors who provide great significance during a critical physical and emotional developmental stage,” said Margaret Kelley, associate professor of American […]

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The upside of a heart attack: It could protect your kidneys temporarily

Scientists studying the effects of heart attack on kidney function recently made an unexpected discovery: Heart attacks actually provide short-term protection for the kidneys from subsequent acute injury. In a new mouse study, researchers report that oxygen content was reduced and activation of pathways sensitive to a lack of oxygen were stimulated in the kidneys […]

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