Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment Posted 3 hours ago by Sarah Buhr (@sarahbuhr)

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Scientists in collaboration with tech billionaire Sean Parker’s Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy may have found a way to predict whether melanoma patients will respond to treatments that target the PD-1 (programmed cell death protein) pathway in tumors through a simple blood test, according to a paper in the scientific journal Nature…

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment Posted 3 hours ago by Sarah Buhr (@sarahbuhr)

Nashville sets mid-season premiere: EP Promises, ‘There Is Most Definitely Life After Rayna’ — Watch a Sneak Peek By Kimberly Roots / April 10 2017, 12:30 PM PDT

Polish your cowboy boots and dry your tears, Nashville fans, because the CMT series will return on Thursday, June 1 at 9/8c. CMT on Monday announced the midseason premiere date — as well as the series’ Season 6 renewal. Per the network, the first episode back will take place 10 weeks after the events of the midseason…

via Nashville Sets Midseason Premiere: EP Promises, ‘There Is Most Definitely Life After Rayna’ — Watch a Sneak Peek — TVLine

Why finding a solution to control Lyme disease isn’t simple

Ticks are by far the biggest disease vector in the U.S., and Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the northern hemisphere, causing neurological problems and even permanent cognitive and sensory impairment if not treated. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how communities are trying to combat the spread of the disease by controlling through hunting and alternatives.

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