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2014-08-22 12:25:19

LA JOLLA, Cali., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research presented at the 29(th) Annual International Papillomavirus Conference shows that a therapy being developed by Hera Therapeutics Inc. combats three types of human papillomavirus, including the two that cause 70 percent of all cervical cancer. When tested in several cultured human cell models, HTI-1968 blocked the replication of HPV-16, HPV-18 and HPV-11 cells, according to Louise T. Chow, Ph.D. and Thomas Broker, Ph.D., who...

2014-02-11 04:22:13

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDS Biotechnology Corp., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel immunotherapy treatments for cancer and other chronic diseases, as well as novel preventive vaccines, today announced that the first patient has been successfully vaccinated with PDS0101 in a Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. The trial which is being conducted at three leading gynecological...

2012-07-20 01:48:35

Even though the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a risk factor for certain head and neck cancers, its presence could make all the difference in terms of survival, especially for African Americans with throat cancer, say Henry Ford Hospital researchers. According to their new study, HPV has a substantial impact on overall survival in African Americans with oropharyngeal cancer, a cancer that affects part of the throat, the base of the tongue, the tonsils, the soft palate (back of the mouth),...

2012-06-19 09:35:08

Among patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, a history of chronic inflammation in the mouth (periodontitis, i.e. gum disease) may be associated with an increased risk of tumors positive for human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. The National Cancer Institute has reported a steady increase in the prevalence of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States...

2012-06-11 21:55:10

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital uncover a population of cells that are targeted by the cancer-causing human papillomaviruses Virtually all cervical cancers are caused by HPV infections, with just two HPV types, 16 and 18, responsible for about 70 percent of all cases, according to the National Cancer Institute. Scientists have presumed for decades that the cervical cancers that develop from HPV infection arise in a specific location in the cervix. Now, new research from...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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