Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Leads to Long-Term HIV Remission

Good News Notes: “One individual treated with the broadly neutralizing antibody 3BNC117 plus the latency-reversing agent romidepsin remains in remission nearly four years after stopping antiretroviral therapy, according to study results presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2022). He and other study participants who received the antibody showed enhanced HIV-specific CD8 T-cell responses….

MIT Scientists Develop New Regenerative Drug That Reverses Hearing Loss

Good News Notes: “The biotechnology company Frequency Therapeutics is seeking to reverse hearing loss — not with hearing aids or implants, but with a new kind of regenerative therapy. The company uses small molecules to program progenitor cells, a descendant of stem cells in the inner ear, to create the tiny hair cells that allow…

Toddler makes ‘miracle’ recovery after near drowning in Poway

Good News Notes: “A grateful mom is speaking out after her 2-year-old daughter’s ‘miracle’ recovery from a near drowning in Poway. A week ago, a day after Alia Preston and her family arrived in Poway from Queen Creek, AZ, she went out for a quick shopping trip with her mother-in-law. Her husband Nick was at…

Hero vet braves Ukraine battle zone to rescue animals

Good News Notes: “A veterinarian is being hailed as a hero after he navigated war-torn Ukraine to save animals caught in the crossfire of the rising conflict. Jakub Kotowicz has rescued over 200 cats and 60 dogs from Lviv, across three convoys. The 32-year-old entered the war zone last week as part of a caravan from…

Lamb Once Too Weak to Move Is Now Standing Thanks to Wheelchair

Good News Notes: “Kiki the lamb is ready to walk into the next chapter of her life. According to New Hampshire-based pet mobility company Walkin’ Pets, Kiki was born in Massachusetts and struggled in her early days. The lamb’s mother rejected Kiki shortly after birth, which affected the baby animal’s nourishment in her first weeks of…

Using Tiny Nanodevices Made Out of DNA To Treat Cancer

Good News Notes: “The focus of these nanodevices is a particular type of cell known as tumor-associated macrophages, or TAMs. Macrophages are a type of immune cell that normally is supposed to recognize and remove microbes, cellular debris, and other foreign substances from cells; but if something goes wrong with them, they can become a…

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Ehancement Reduces Opioid Misuse and Chronic Pain

Good News Notes: “Guidelines recommend treating individuals living with chronic pain who also have a history of opioid misuse with nonopioid therapies. Mindfulness-based interventions are an option, but the efficacy of these practices haven’t been determined for this population. Investigators decided to address this gap by evaluating the impact of mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement (MORE) for the reduction…