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Why older people respond poorly to cancer treatment

Researchers may have found a group of immune cells that increase in number with age but are too worn out to fight diseases. The accumulation of dysfunctional virtual memory T cells, in addition to the loss of true naïve T cells, may explain why older people have reduced immune responses to cancer and vaccines, why cancer immunotherapy is less successful in the elderly, and may help to tailor cancer immunotherapy treatments specifically for older patients.

More evidence for controversial theory that herpesviruses play role in Alzheimer’s disease

In a large-scale analysis, researchers use data from three different brain banks to suggest that human herpesviruses are more abundant in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and may play a role in regulatory genetic networks that are believed to lead to the disease. This work lends support to the controversial hypothesis that viruses are involved in Alzheimer’s disease and offers potential new paths for treatment.

Treating Alzheimer’s with aspirin

A low-dose aspirin regimen may represent a new avenue for reducing Alzheimer’s disease pathology, according to new research in a mouse model. The study identifies a new role for one of the most widely used medications in the world.

New findings on bacteria in female bladders

A new study has found that the female bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes are similar to those found in the vagina. The finding could lead to improved diagnostic tests and treatments for urinary tract infections and other urinary tract disorders.