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Three Existing Drugs May Fight Zika Infections

By testing 6,000 existing drugs for their ability to stop the Zika virus from multiplying in lab-grown human cells, scientists found three compounds that show promise and will continue to be tested as possible treatments for the virus.
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Immunotherapy and Antibodies | Slaying Lung Cancer

Medical oncologist Julie Brahmer, M.D., explains how immunotherapy works against lung cancer. Using toys and finger paints, she demonstrates how the immune system attacks cancer cells. Brahmer discusses why immunotherapy is a promising new treatment that can extend lives in certain cases, helping some people with lung cancer live longer and better lives.