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Changes in Bacteria Induce Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that manifests as dry skin with a relentless itch and eczema.  Learn more about how changes in bacteria induce inflammatory skin diseases...

Paradigm Shift in Thyroid Hormone Mechanism of Action

Thyroid hormone (TH) is one of the primary endocrine regulators of human metabolism and homeostasis. Learn more about the paradigm shift in thyroid hormone mechanisms of action...


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Scientists at Work

A New Immunotherapy Makes Its Clinical Debut

There comes a moment in therapeutic development when the preclinical studies are compelling and the next step is a first-in-human study. For Thomas Waldmann, M.D., Co-Chief of CCR’s Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, and Kevin Conlon, M.D., Staff Clinician in the Branch, and colleagues, that moment arrived four years ago in their development of interleukin-15 (IL-15) as an immunotherapy.Read more...

A TIGER Visits Thailand

Of the two histological subtypes of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is dominant throughout the world, except in Thailand, where cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) accounts for 70–80 percent of cases, particularly in the northeast province of Khon Kaen. One often proposed reason for this dubious distinction is the presence in this region of a parasite—a liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, —whose eggs can be ingested with raw fish and develop into worms that persist in the liver for many years, causing inflammation and other complications which may eventually result in CCA.  Read more...