New targets for melanoma treatment

A collaborative study led by Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) has uncovered new markers (HLA-associated peptides) that are uniquely present on melanoma tumors and could pave the way for therapeutic vaccines to be developed in the fight against melanoma. Despite all improvements in melanoma treatment, every five […]

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‘The only way to stop violence’: why protesters are unmasking Belarus police

During the past month’s uprising against Alexander Lukashenko, riot police and assorted thugs loyal to his regime have been given carte blanche by the Belarusian president to harass, assault and arrest peaceful protesters. In recent days, however, protesters have found out that for all Lukashenko’s men’s ruthlessness and impunity, they have a vulnerable point: their […]

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Physical diseases can negatively affect depression

Patients with a first-time depression diagnosis have an increased risk of the disease worsening and requiring hospitalization, if they have previously been treated for a physical disease at a hospital. This is shown by research from iPSYCH. The risk of being hospitalized with depression is increased if the patient has multiple physical diseases. Research findings […]

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Facebook boosts its climate commitments with pledge to cut greenhouse gases

Facebook today pledged to slash greenhouse gases and purchase enough renewable energy and offsets to cancel out carbon dioxide emissions from its global operations this year. Facebook is, however, still pumping out greenhouse gases. The company’s new pledge to reach “net zero” carbon emissions puts it on track to offset its global power consumption and […]

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