The Observer

Cancer drug’s inner workings help explain why some patients don’t clot

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014

What if you were given chemotherapy drugs to fight cancer, but knew that those drugs could increase the likelihood of blood clots? A recent five-year long study by Dr. Lalitha Nayak of University Hospitals found that, unlike most cancer drugs, Bortezomib will reduce cancer, but will not increase clotting....

Researcher studies effects of HIV on the immune system

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2014

Alan D. Levine studied physics in graduate school and never took a biology class, but now, he is investigating the effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. Levine was the senior author of a study that found that HIV causes patient’s colon to leak dead bacteria into the immune system...

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