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2008-07-02 00:00:28

Scientists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center say they are beginning a human cancer trial to test transfusing specific white blood cells. Lead researcher Zheng Cui announced the study at the Understanding Aging conference in Los Angeles. The study, given the go-ahead by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will involve treating human cancer patients with white blood cells from healthy young people whose immune systems produce cells with high levels of cancer-fighting...

2008-06-29 06:01:19

By Lex Alexander, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 29--Could common white blood cells fight some of the most aggressive cancers? Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center plan a human trial to find out. They will take white blood cells called granulocytes from people whose granulocytes have shown a strong ability to fight cancer and transfuse those cells into cancer patients. Such transfusions have been used for years to fight some infectious diseases, but...

2008-06-29 06:00:00

By Zoe Elizabeth Buck, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 29--Clinical trials begin this week at Wake Forest University on a cancer therapy that has completely cured the disease in every mouse tested over the past few years. The therapy involves the transfusion of white blood cells from cancer-resistant donors into cancer patients, letting loose a uniquely qualified army of disease fighters to attack the invading tumor. Some scientists are skeptical about the move from mice to...

2008-06-28 21:00:31

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Clinical trials begin this week at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on a cancer therapy that has completely cured the disease in every mouse tested over the past few years. The therapy involves the transfusion of white blood cells from cancer-resistant donors into cancer patients, letting loose a uniquely qualified army of disease fighters to attack the invading tumor. Some scientists are skeptical about the move from mice to humans, but others are excited...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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