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The discovery of a new kind of immune cell receptor could pave the way for a new type of T-cell cancer therapy

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    Wes
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    I'm sure everyone here will be immediately skeptical of the headline (and you have every right to be). Here is a take on the story by Steven Novella, clinical neurologist and acclaimed skeptic....

    I'm sure everyone here will be immediately skeptical of the headline (and you have every right to be). Here is a take on the story by Steven Novella, clinical neurologist and acclaimed skeptic.

    This headline is also overhyped, in my opinion, but this is a legitimate discovery with possible implications for future cancer treatment.

    https://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/immunology-cancer-discovery/

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    1. Algernon_Asimov
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      For everyone's information: I've changed the headline. @Wes is referring to the original headline, which was a bit sensationalist.

      I'm sure everyone here will be immediately skeptical of the headline (and you have every right to be).

      For everyone's information: I've changed the headline. @Wes is referring to the original headline, which was a bit sensationalist.

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  2. patience_limited
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    Just got an article in my inbox that indicates even existing CAR-T therapy is still a work in progress. It can trigger a nasty, life-threatening immune reaction when the T-cells make tumor cells...

    Just got an article in my inbox that indicates even existing CAR-T therapy is still a work in progress. It can trigger a nasty, life-threatening immune reaction when the T-cells make tumor cells explode messily. More work to be done on the therapy...

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