Dr Chibawanye Ene, a US-based Nigerian Doctor, has won the 2019 Ronald L. Bittner Award on Brain Tumor Research.
A statement from the Clinical Department, Applied Radiation Oncology U.S., said Ene received the award at the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting held from April 13 to April 17 in San Diego.
The-37-year-old, who is from Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, won the award with his research work on ‘Anti-PD-L1 Immunotherapy Enhances Radiation-induced Abscopal Response in Glioblastoma’.
Journalists gathered that Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that helps the immune system fight cancer.
The immune system made up of white blood cells, organs and tissues of the lymph system help the body fight infections and other diseases.
The Clinical Department stated Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy.
Also, Glioblastoma, known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most aggressive cancer that begins within the brain. Initially, signs and symptoms of glioblastoma are non-specific.
They may include headaches, personality changes, nausea, and symptoms similar to those of a stroke.
Immunotherapy for glioblastoma has been largely unsuccessful in part because molecular heterogeneity drives selective elimination of only a subset of tumour cells.
According to the statement, it appears that therapeutic success in patients would require achieving an abscopal effect, where following focused radiation therapy, non-targeted tumour cells are attacked by the immune system.
The statement further revealed that it remains unclear how glioblastoma responds to focused radiation in terms of failure location and whether immunotherapy could amplify the immune response to tumour outside the radiation field.
The result of the study’s experiment shows that radiation combined with anti PD L1 therapy induces an immunological response to unirradiated glioblastoma.
The researchers are currently optimizing other treatment combinations that could also be readily assessed in phase I human clinical trials.
Ikoku 4: Police Dismiss Officers Who Tortured Port Harcourt Mechanic To Death
Port Harcourt mechanic, Chima Ikwunado who was tortured to death by police officers, has gotten justice.
The officers from the Eagle Crack Squad who tortured the mechanic to death in December 2019 and unlawfully inflicted various degrees of injuries on Ifeanyi Onyekwere, Ogbonna Victor, Ifeanyi Osuji and Osaze Friday have been dismissed by the Rivers State Police Command.
They were charged to court today (Tuesday) for conspiracy and murder, among other charges.
The female police officer, who allegedly fiddled with the private part of late Chima Ikwunado during torture at E-crack Squad cell in Mile One Police Station, is known as Sargent Rose. She used offensive (sharp object) to mutilate the penis of late Chima.
Inspector Ayogu, Fidelis, Inspector Enyina Samuel, Inspector Tope, Inspector Uche, Sergeant Ake Chibuzor and Sergeant Philip Obi are all answering to charges for the murder of late Chima. One Inspector Sam literally drove nail dipped into liquid substance into the hands of Chima.
Chima and his apprentices, Victor Ogbonna, Osaze Friday, Ifeanyi Osuji and Ifeanyi Onyekwere were arrested for driving against traffic and tortured at Mile 1 Police Station by SP Benson Adetuyi.
At the point of arrest, the policemen took N93,000 found on Chima and remanded him on allegations of car theft.
In detention, he alongside others were tortured in the most brutal manner in spite a confirmation by owner of the vehicle that the car had not been stolen and that Chima was his mechanic only taking the car for a test run after routine repair.
The owner of the vehicle was then coerced into stating that the car was indeed stolen to which he refused until he involved a senior officer in the Nigerian Air Force, who proved that he was the owner of the car.
A day after the car owner was let go, the men were charged to court on allegations of robbery and cult violence.
The police in a bid to cover up Chima’s killing as a result of torture, declared him to be ‘at large’.
Chima is survived by a five-month pregnant wife.
VIDEO: “My Wife Believed In Me When I Had Nothing, That’s Why She Owns Part Of Coscharis Group” — Billionaire Businessman, Cosmos Maduka
Nigerian billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Cosmos Maduka, who is the Chairman of Coscharis Group, has revealed why his wife, Mrs. Charity N. Maduka owns part of the company.
Mrs. Charity N. Maduka is the Vice – President of the Coscharis Group since its inception as the co – owner of the conglomerate.
In a recent interview with Plus TV Africa, Cosmos Maduka spoke about the impact his wife had in the early days of his career.
According to him, when he met her, he was poor and had nothing, he said his pocket was empty but his faith was full at that time.
Cosmos Maduka revealed that the parents of Mrs. Charity N. Maduka belonged to the upper class at that time, and believed she was insane for wanting to marry him.
Despite all the hurdles, she stuck with him and the pair married.
This is the reason today, she is owns a part of the company, and has free access to the finances of the company.
Watch him speak below;
Nigerian Man Cries For Help As He’s Tortured In The Middle East After His Uncle Left Him With Drug Lords As Collateral And Absconded [Video]
A terrifying video that shows moments a Nigerian man was flogged brutally by two men in the Middle East has gone viral.
The man was being punished because he was used as human collateral by another Nigerian man to collect drugs.
Unfortunately, the man named Andrew, who collected the drugs, did not return and the human collateral has been suffering torture and risks being killed as a result.
In the viral video, the Middle Eastern men had the Nigerian man’s hands tied behind him as they flogged him. One of the men later pulled a gun on him and shot but he narrowly missed his head.
The Nigerian man is seen crying and begging Andrew to show up.
He added that he has told his uncle to sell everything and pay “Nuruz.” He looked into the camera and repeated the plea to his uncle to come and bail him out.
The Nigerian man added that if the money Andrew owes the drug dealers is not paid before July 10, he will be executed.
“Andrew, look at what you put me through. Look at what you put your brother through. And you say I am your brother,” the Nigerian man cried in agony as they flogged him.
One of the men is heard saying, “Next time I’m gonna shoot” while holding a gun to the Nigerian man’s head.
Watch the video below:
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