James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo win the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their foundational work on cancer immunotherapy.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Kyoto University
James Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for encouraging immune cells to attack cancer. See how their work has revolutionized cancer therapies and medicine.
Jarryd Roughead was successfully treated with immunotherapy for melanoma.
In a remarkably short period of time, drugs that harness the power of the immune system, have been used to successfully treat many cancers.
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo, 2018 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
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Allison and Honjo discovered how inhibiting the brakes in our immune systems can be used to treat cancer.
More than just a stomach bug.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy are at particular risk from food poisoning - but they aren't being made aware how critical food safety is at home.
What fall teaches us about life and death.
With fall almost upon us, there's a lot we can learn from the changing season.
A urine test for ovarian cancer could increase survival rates from 20% to 90%.
Approximately 10,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer due to 9/11. What support is available to this community, and is it working?
What trends might emerge when we map cancer incidence and mortality rates across Australia?
It's clear that socioeconomic position has a strong influence on cancer incidence and mortality in Australia.
You've heard the adage, you are what you eat. But a new study suggests that you are 'when' you eat may be more accurate. Restricting eating times can keep chronic diseases at bay and ward off obesity.
Activists protest against the acquisition of the U.S. agrochemical company Monsanto by the German Bayer company in Bonn, Germany, Friday, May 25, 2018.
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Bayer, the new owner of Monsanto, will need to up its PR efforts, in the wake of last week's legal ruling on glyphosate weedkillers.
Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco, Aug. 10, 2018.
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A jury concluded on Aug. 10 that exposure to the herbicide Roundup caused Dewayne Johnson's cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. Thousands more claims are pending.
Chronic conditions are more common among those who suffer from depression and anxiety.
The four million Australians who suffer from mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
A standee of the movie ‘Rampage’ at a theater in Bangkok, Thailand. Scientists in the film used CRISPR to create a monster.
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CRISPR has been hailed as the an editing tool that can delete inherited mutations and cure disease. But recent papers suggest that the technique may be too dangerous for use in human therapies.
Guilty or innocent?
Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto contend that its popular Roundup weed killer gave users cancer. But proving this kind of connection is challenging in both science and law.
T-cells (red) attacking cancer cells (white).
CAR-T is a powerful new immunotherapy for treating leukaemia. We need to build on it to attack other, harder-to-treat cancers.
Humans are not big mice so why are we still testing on these animals?
Freezer stash of frozen breast milk.
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Human milk is being traded online in the mistaken belief that it is a panacea.
Blood can tell us a lot about our health.
Researchers have discovered some blood markers that indicate melanoma. Here's what has to happen for the test to reach clinics.
What does AI see in this picture?
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With artificial intelligence, machines can now examine thousands of medical images for signs of disease. Will this technology replace doctors – or work side by side with them?
The new me.
Health coaching looks like more than a fad – it comes with impressive research findings and is winning over the NHS.