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The treatment is known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy.
The new treatment involves removing immune cells called T cells from a patient’s blood and giving them a gene for a protein called a chimeric antigen receptor, or CAR, that directs the T cells to target leukemia cells.
Red-green colorblindness occurs when red or green color receptors are missing or mutated, primarily in people with XY chromosomes.
Cannabinoid receptors are also present in cells along your spinal cord and in the areas of your brain involved in processing pain.
These receptors collect information from airborne scent molecules and transmit them up to the brain via the olfactory tract.
Two genes immediately popped up: APOE, a mutation in which is associated with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and CHRNA3, a gene for a nicotine receptor where a variant is associated with more smoking.
Estrogen medications are common treatments for vaginal atrophy, but, for breast cancer patients, especially those known to be estrogen receptor positive, estrogen can spur the cancer, according to Pramudji.
The chimeric antigen receptor, or CAR-T, treatments extract a cancer patient’s own immune system cells, genetically engineer them into cancer-fighting machines and then inject them back into the body.
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