New recommendations for healthcare workers: Prioritize opportunities for families to say final goodbyes

Phone calls between patients and their relatives should be prioritized during the pandemic to allow loved ones to say goodbye, a new study providing recommendations to healthcare professionals has suggested. The study, by researchers at the Universities of Sheffield, Oxford and Liverpool is the first of its kind to give a voice to those bereaved […]

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Marvel’s Avengers’ PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man content is officially delayed

Developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed a delay for Marvel’s Avengers’ PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man content, which now won’t arrive until this summer at the earliest. Spider-Man was revealed to be coming to Marvel’s Avengers – controversially as a PlayStation-only addition – last August, with Crystal Dynamics announcing an “early 2021” release date for the character. However, questions […]

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First cell-based gene therapy approved for multiple myeloma

Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel), a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of multiple myeloma, the agency announced Saturday. Abecma, a B-cell maturation antigen-directed genetically modified autologous CAR T-cell therapy, is the first cell-based gene therapy to be approved for patients with multiple myeloma and […]

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