Pioneering Science

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Imaging: Seeing Inside An Autoimmune Condition

Eureka moment: 2018 was a big year for people living with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Multiple studies showed a way forward to more accurately define disease sub-types in SLE, including the use of imaging. Why it matters: SLE is hard to diagnose. The average time and route to diagnosis is six years and four doctors. New imaging techniques could shorten that journey by showing clinicians how to measure what matters. How it's being used now: Ultrasounds and...
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Immunotherapy: Using Your Immune Cells To Fight Cancer

Their discoveries have led to the development of multiple immunotherapy drugs in the fight against cancer, including avelumab (Bavencio) and durvalumab (imfinzi).
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Beyond CRISPR: Next-Generation DNA Editing

Many human diseases are not easily accessible to current methods of editing DNA through CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats), the bacterial defense system.
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Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCT): Accelerating Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed DCT adoption among sponsors and may prove to be the long-term inflection point.
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Stem Cells: A Cellular Gold Mine

What’s next: The New York Stem Cell Foundation predicts that iPS cells will enable a new era in personalized medicine in which stem cells can be turned into your own biobank to replace
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