Category: Research

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CoNGA: Deciphering the dance of T-cell differentiation

Posted by Stefan Schattgen, PhD | Aug 23, 2021

St. Jude scientists have created an algorithm to help group T-cells by their function by evaluating two different types of data, T-cell receptor sequences and gene expression.

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Haitao Pan, PhD

St. Jude biostatisticians create a novel clinical trial design software

Posted by Katy Hobgood | Jul 27, 2021

Description: St. Jude biostatisticians have developed a new method for designing phase 2 clinical trials with a small sample size. The approach uses a mathematical model called Bayesian probability . The researchers created free software to implement the process.

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For the growing number of childhood cancer survivors, five-year survival is just the beginning

Posted by AnnaLynn Williams, PhD | May 11, 2021

As cancer survivorship changes, new benchmarks must be set to redefine survivorship research and treatment success.

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A 3D print of influenza virus shows the yellow surface covered with proteins called hemagglutinin (colored blue) and neuraminidase (colored red) that enable the virus to enter and infect human cells. Image provided by the National Institutes of Health.

Immune markers offer clues to antibody production in response to flu

Posted by Mary Powers | Apr 7, 2021

Scientists are learning more about antibody production in response to flu, including how they develop from helper T cells and monocytes.

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Different types of pediatric cancer treatments are ototoxic, or damaging to the ears. As cancer treatments become more effective and survival rates increase, we’re getting a better picture of how various treatments affect patients later on.

What we’ve found out about hearing loss and cognitive function in children

Posted by Johnnie Bass, AuD, PhD | Mar 25, 2021

This study, to our knowledge, is the first to objectively measure hearing and neurocognitive function in a large cohort of long-term survivors of childhood cancer stratified by treatment exposures.

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How do fathers grieve the loss of a child?

How do fathers grieve the loss of a child?

Posted by Michael J. McNeil, MD | Mar 10, 2021

Fathers express grief through keeping busy or focusing on work – different than a mother’s grief. But fathers may not be getting the support they need after the loss of a child.

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Blocking the progression of pre-leukemic disorders

Blocking the progression of pre-leukemic disorders

Posted by Erin Podolak | Feb 25, 2021

Genetic changes in the biology of blood cells can lead them down a path to cancer. This researcher is figuring out how that happens.

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What a virologist says about controlling a pandemic

What a virologist says about controlling a pandemic

Posted by Richard Webby, PhD | Feb 19, 2021

New Zealand's methods for controlling a pandemic not only also virtually stopped the flu, it gave insights to controlling future pandemics.

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Common astrovirus can lead to serious health problems

Common astrovirus can lead to serious health problems

Posted by Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD | Feb 3, 2021

This viral infection is so common nearly everyone has had it - and it can become deadly serious for those who have compromised immune systems.

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Reducing deep sequencing errors to find residual cancer cells

Reducing deep sequencing errors to find residual cancer cells

Posted by Xiaotu Ma, PhD | Jan 27, 2021

This new computational tool pinpoints errors in ultra deep sequencing to identify residual cancer cells that normal sequencing misses.

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