New KEYNOTE 021 data shows no association with tumor mutational burden

Researchers had previously reported data from the KEYNOTE 021 trial that showed antitumor activity for pembrolizumab plus platinum-based chemotherapy in untreated advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer patients. Today at the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the Continue Reading

Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise, new research shows

Exercise is known to reduce blood pressure—but the activity of bacteria in our mouths may determine whether we experience this benefit, according to new research. An international team of scientists has shown that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, Continue Reading

Map of broken brain networks shows why people lose speech in language-based dementia

For the first time, Northwestern Medicine scientists have pinpointed the location of dysfunctional brain networks that lead to impaired sentence production and word finding in primary progressive aphasia (PPA), a form of dementia in which patients often lose their language rather than their memory or thought process. With this discovery, Continue Reading

Music-based biofeedback shows promise in improving deadlift technique

A study of 31 recreational weightlifters suggests that a real-time, music-based feedback system helps improve deadlift technique. Valerio Lorenzoni of Ghent University, Belgium, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on August 28, 2019. Sensors placed on the body can provide real-time measurements that help an Continue Reading