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Innovating beyond the pill: the blossoming relationship between pharma and tech

“Currently health and tech don’t speak the same language,” says Erik Janssen, vice president of innovative solutions neurology at biopharma company UCB. In order to benefit from the value technology can bring to patients, Janssen believes that pharma must adapt its approach. While pharma is a heavily-regulated industry which tends to work in siloes, tech companies… Read More »

Interaction between immune factors triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic, cancer-promoting inflammation. In their report published in PNAS, the investigators demonstrate that elevated levels of the immune factor IL-33 and regulatory T cells (Tregs), which suppress the… Read More »