Tag Archives: Novel

‘Girls with Bright Futures’ is a razor-sharp novel inspired by the college admissions scandal

As the old saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction. But in some cases, truth ends up giving fiction some great plot ideas.  “Girls with Bright Futures” by Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman (SourceBooks) is a hilarious novel set at a Seattle private school where the parents can and will do just about anything to… Read More »

Novel adoptive cell transfer method shortens timeline for T-cell manufacture

Adoptively transferred T-cells can prolong survival and sometimes cure patients with advanced solid tumors. While promising, it can take months to generate the necessary T-cells to help these patients. Such slow speed makes this therapy impractical for most patients who need immediate treatment. In the September issue of Cancer Research, Hannah Knochelmann, a student in… Read More »

Health standards organizations help codify novel coronavirus info

As part of the global effort to manage and contain the coronavirus response, two global health standards organizations have introduced new content. Regenstrief Institute and SNOMED International, are supporting care teams globally to code and track SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 cases, and by extension support clinicians and researchers in their efforts to address its containment.… Read More »

Novel Coronavirus

What is the Novel Coronavirus 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting… Read More »