Radiomic model helps predict radiotherapy treatment response in patients with brain metastases

A research team led by Prof. Li Hai and Wang Hongzhi from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has recently proposed an interpretable radiomic model for predicting radiotherapy treatment response in patients with brain metastases. Results were published in European Radiology. Radiometrics refers to the extraction of high-throughput […]

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Epidermal CXCL14 may play a protective role in skin inflammation in mice

Researchers at Kyoto University have discovered the skin’s natural protection from nighttime bacterial invasion in mice, which may provide a basis for eventually developing a drug treatment. The team focused on Staphylococcus aureus, a common skin-resident pathogen, which grows actively during the daytime in the skin of mice deficient in chemokine CXCL14. Healthy mice usually […]

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How tumors make immune cells ‘go bad’

Investigators from Cedars-Sinai Cancer have discovered that cancerous tumors called soft-tissue sarcomas produce a protein that switches immune cells from tumor-attacking to tumor-promoting. The study, published today in Cell Reports, could lead to improved treatments for soft-tissue sarcomas. The researchers focused on the tumor microenvironment—an ecosystem of blood vessels and other cells recruited by tumors […]

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