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Feb. 15, 2019

Wistar Science Highlights: New Synthetic DNA Vaccine for an Emerging Infectious Disease, Combination Treatment for Therapy-resistant Melanoma Patients and New Link Between Cellular Senescence and Cancer

Wistar scientists created a new synthetic DNA vaccine for Mayaro Virus; study showed that combining BRAF inhibitors with T cell therapy may be beneficial for patients that are resistant to treatment; newly discovered mechanism links the tumor-suppressive and tumor-promoting effects of cellular senescence.