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Training The Immune System To Fight Cancer Has 19th-Century Roots

When Jimmy Carter said his advanced melanoma was gone, he credited immunotherapy, treatments that harness the immune system to fight cancer cells. This idea dates back to a 19th-century doctor.

All Things The Cinematic Orchestra
The Awakening of a Woman (Burnout) The Cinematic Orchestra
Hotel The Antlers
Catching Fireflies The Soul's Release
Where the Trees Are Painted White The Soul's Release

Ellsworth Kelly, shown before one of his huge pieces at Peter Carlson Enterprises, Sun Valley, in 1996, has died at the age of 92. Clarence Williams/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Artist Ellsworth Kelly, Master Of Colorful Abstraction, Dies At 92

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Siren's Last Look Back Neil Cowley Trio
Lament Neil Cowley Trio
Good Evening Near the Parenthesis
A Thief Is A Thief Is A Thief Arms and Sleepers
Neoteen Arms and Sleepers

Tracy Hart, a water resource economist in Washington, D.C., submitted six words to The Race Card Project: Yes, I'm tobacco-pickin' white trash. In submitting her words and photo, she says she was taking ownership. "This is who I am, and if I'm going to understand anyone else, I'm going to understand myself first." Courtesy of Tracy Hart hide caption

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6 Words: Yes, I'm Tobacco-Pickin' White Trash

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Hung from the Moon Earth
Love Song Phronesis
Abraham's New Gift Phronesis
1979 Semi-Finalist The Bad Plus
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Asthma is a big cause of school absences and can cause parents to miss work, too. AJPhoto/Science Source hide caption

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Childhood Asthma Rates Level Off, But Racial Disparities Remain

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Going Out (Rest In Beats) St. Mic
Semper Dorena
The All-Clear Dorena
Yaruse Nakio No Beat Number Girl

Delma and Antonio Salazar have been caring for Delma's mother, Agnes Williams (middle), who has severe memory problems, for the past seven years. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Alzheimer's Disease Underdiagnosed In Indian Country

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Shadows Unwed Sailor
Pelican Unwed Sailor
Piano Fights 65daysofstatic

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