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Medical Advancements and Therapeutic Strategies

Ontosight® – Biweekly Newsletter
May 20th – June 2nd, 2024 – Issue 1

Welcome to the 1st edition of Ontosight® – Biweekly Newsletter! This issue, we spotlight the latest breakthroughs and cutting-edge research shaping the future of healthcare. From revolutionary cancer treatments to personalized medicine and AI in healthcare, our featured articles provide a comprehensive overview of the current trends and advancements in medical science.

Featured Articles

1. Immunotherapy and Cancer Treatment: Pioneering Advances

  • Recent Advances in Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatment

The article discusses recent advancements in cancer immunotherapy, highlighting key therapies like checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T cells. It details mechanisms behind PD-1, PD-L1, and CTLA-4 inhibitors and their clinical successes across various cancers. Challenges such as resistance and adverse effects are explored, with suggestions for overcoming these through combination therapies and adaptive strategies. The review underscores the transformative impact of immunotherapy on patient outcomes and future research directions. [Article]

  • A New Era of Cancer Immunotherapy: Combining Revolutionary Technologies for Enhanced CAR-M Therapy

The article discusses the limitations of CAR-T therapy in treating solid tumors and explores alternative approaches like CAR-M therapy, utilizing macrophages. It reviews advancements in CAR-M therapy from both basic science and clinical perspectives, addressing challenges and potential strategies. The emergence of innovative technologies such as in situ genetic modification and synthetic biology offers promising avenues for enhancing CAR-M therapy efficacy and safety. The integration of these technologies suggests a new era of CAR-M therapy with improved outcomes and accessibility. [Article]

2. Personalized Medicine: Tailoring Treatment to the Individual

  • Towards Personalized Medicine: A Scoping Review of Immunotherapy in Sepsis

The review examines immunotherapy in sepsis, emphasizing personalized approaches based on patient immune profiles. It includes 771 studies, with 70 incorporating personalized strategies. Various treatments targeting immune response, complement system, and more were assessed. Despite conflicting results in trials, personalized approaches showed potential clinical benefits, indicating promise for future trials. [Article]

  • Diagnosis and Non-Invasive Assessment of MASLD in Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity 

The article reviews diagnosing MASLD in type 2 diabetes and obesity. Ultrasonography is primary, MRI is the gold standard for steatosis. Simple fibrosis scores are useful but less accurate in diabetes. Obesity impacts imaging accuracy. [Article]

3. Innovative Medical Technologies: The Future is Now

  • Robotic Wireless Capsule Endoscopy: Recent Advances and Upcoming Technologies

The article explores recent advancements in wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE), which offers non-invasive evaluation of the digestive system. It discusses limitations of current commercial WCE devices and the potential for integrating sophisticated technology into capsule endoscopes. Six technologies relevant to WCE are highlighted, including wireless power transmission and AI-based lesion detection. The review envisions the possibility of future “capsule surgeons” enabled by these advancements. [Article]

  • Advancing Skeletal Health and Disease Research with Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

The article explores the use of single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) to delve into the intricacies of skeletal health and diseases. Despite technical hurdles in studying mineralized skeletal tissue, scRNA-seq offers a nuanced understanding of cellular dynamics. Insights from scRNA-seq on disorders like degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis pave the way for novel therapeutic targets, promising benefits for patients worldwide. [Article]

4. Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms in Disease: Unveiling New Insights

  • Lactylation: The Novel Histone Modification Influence on Gene Expression, Protein Function, and Disease

The article examines lactylation, a histone modification triggered by lactic acid, influencing gene expression, protein function, and disease. Lactic acid’s role extends beyond metabolism, impacting angiogenesis and immune function in tumors. The review outlines protein lactylation mechanisms, its physiological significance, and its implications in disease pathology, offering potential therapeutic avenues. Understanding lactylation’s role could be crucial for addressing lactic acid-related diseases, directing future research efforts. [Article]

  • Understanding Glioblastoma at the Single-Cell Level: Recent Advances and Future Challenges

The article explores glioblastoma’s complexity at the single-cell level, emphasizing recent advances and future challenges. Single-cell transcriptomics has unveiled the genetic and molecular drivers of tumorigenesis, progression, and therapy resistance. However, challenges like cost, data analysis, and clinical translation persist. Future advancements promise deeper insights into glioblastoma heterogeneity, guiding personalized therapies for improved patient outcomes. [Article]

5. Therapeutic and Lifestyle Interventions: Enhancing Health and Wellbeing

  • Role of Lifestyle and Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists for Weight Loss in Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Steatotic Liver Diseases

The article explores lifestyle changes and GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA) in weight loss for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and steatotic liver disease. GLP-1RAs, initially developed for controlling blood sugar, have shown promise in inducing weight loss. They outperform lifestyle changes and first-generation anti-obesity drugs, offering significant benefits for both weight loss and reducing hepatic fat content in MASLD. However, challenges like adverse effects and treatment adherence persist. [Article]

  • Manual Therapy and Exercise for Lateral Elbow Pain

The review evaluates the efficacy of manual therapy and prescribed exercises for lateral elbow pain. Findings suggest manual therapy may offer some benefit in pain and disability compared to placebo, though uncertainty remains. Combining manual therapy and exercises may slightly reduce pain and disability, but sustained benefits are unclear. Adverse events like mild pain and bruising were reported, but not significantly different between groups. Overall, evidence is low-certainty, highlighting the need for further research in this area. [Article]

Additional Highlights

Explore more groundbreaking research and guidelines in our biweekly newsletter:

  • Macrophages in Cardiovascular Diseases: Exploring molecular mechanisms and therapeutic targets. [Article]
  • WSES Guidelines for Trauma in Elderly Patients: Best practices for managing trauma in vulnerable populations. [Article]
  • CRISPR-Based Gene Editing: Advancements in precision medicine and targeted cancer therapy. [Article]

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