Editor’s Choice: Immune Cells, Genetic Testing Cost and Disappointment at the Paralympic Games

Happy Friday!

This week, we examine new findings that may reveal why cancer cells are able to resist an attack by immune cells. Also, why is a mother having to choose between feeding her family or paying for genetic testing? And finally, here’s why a Paralympic athlete with Usher syndrome has been forced to withdraw from the Tokyo Games.

 

Paralympic Athlete with Usher Syndrome Has Been Forced to Withdraw from The Tokyo Games

She says that announcing she is not able compete has been gut-wrenching, but that she didn’t have a choice.

 

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: When the Cost of Testing Becomes a Barrier to Diagnosis

A mother is facing a terrifying choice: feed her family or pay for the genetic testing to confirm that her children have a rare disease.

 

Scientists Discover That a Blood Pressure Medication Can Increase Immune-Boosting Cells

New findings have uncovered two plausible reasons why cancer cells are able to resist an attack by immune cells.

 


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