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Suramin and AutismMay 2017A small, randomized clinical trial showed that a single intravenous dose of the century-old drug suramin transiently improved core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Phage TherapyApril 2017Scientists and physicians successfully used an experimental therapy involving bacteriophages (phages) — viruses that target and consume specific strains of bacteria — to treat a patient near death from a multidrug-resistant bacterial infection.
Quantified SurgeryMarch 2017In a unique case, doctors used Big Data, sophisticated computer modeling and 3D imaging to personalize a patient’s procedure before entering the operating room, revealing new possibilities for the future of surgery.
Cancer ImmunotherapyJuly 2016Doctors and researchers at Moores Cancer Center are working at the leading edge of immunotherapy, a treatment approach that boosts a patient’s own immune system to better fight his or her cancer.