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Special fibroblasts help pancreatic cancer cells evade immune detection

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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Mostly chemoresistant, PDAC so…
Rutgers Scientist Creates “Virtual Biopsy” Device to Detect Skin Tumors

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Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new “virtual biopsy”…
Deleting Old Cells

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New research from Harvard Medical School researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shown that insulin resistance in mice…
Aging delayed in older mice given blood component from young mice

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An enzyme in blood of young mice extends life span. New research has identified a novel approach to…
Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles…
New Discovery could Rewrite Textbooks on Evolutionary Theory

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With the publication of a new study in the leading scientific journal Nature, a group of researchers from…
A homing beacon for chemotherapy drugs

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Killing tumor cells while sparing their normal counterparts is a central challenge of cancer chemotherapy. If scientists could…
A microscopic topographic map of cellular function

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A decade of research leads MU scientists to a better understanding of how materials move out of cells.…
Immunotherapy Drug Shows Potential to Cure Advanced Lung Cancer

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In a new study including Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers, the cancer immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab…
Study: unhealthy gut promotes spread of breast cancer

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An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other…
New gene-editing system precisely inserts large DNA sequences into cellular DNA

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Researchers identify and develop new CRISPR-associated transposase system for targeted integration of DNA, adding key capabilities to gene-editing…
How does immune system know which cells can become cancerous? They tell about it themselves

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Cancer occurs due to incorrect mutations of the cells. These mutations that could kickstart development of cancer happen…
A “one-two punch” to wipe out cancerous ovarian cells

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Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have developed a two-step combination therapy to destroy…
Approach Could Help in Treating Glioblastoma, Other Rare Cancers

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Large randomized clinical trials can uncover biomarkers that indicate which cancer treatments are likely to work best for…
Improving breast cancer treatment

June 11, 2019

Oestrogen receptive positive breast cancer can be treated by drugs, such as fulvestrant, that interfere with the action…
Drug makes tumors more susceptible to chemo

June 11, 2019

Many chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells by severely damaging their DNA. However, some tumors can withstand this damage…
Study reveals how cells choose their fate

June 10, 2019

Cells prepare for different developmental paths and make multiple choices on their way to their final state, a…
DNA nanorobots target HER2-positive breast cancer cells

June 7, 2019

According to the Mayo Clinic, about 20% of breast cancers make abnormally high levels of a protein called…
Ultimate Destiny: how Undifferentiated Cells commit to their Biological Fate

June 7, 2019

From the light-sensing cones of the retina to the blood-pumping muscle of the heart to the waste-filtering units…
Replicating Fetal Bone Growth Process Could Help Heal Large Bone Defects

June 7, 2019

To treat large gaps in long bones, like the femur, which result from bone tumor removal or a…
Study Shows How the Nervous System Can Transmit Information Across Multiple Generations

June 7, 2019

Nematodes, worms found in virtually all environmental habitats, are among the most studied model organisms. They reproduce quickly…
Biologist’s discovery may advance regenerative medicine

June 7, 2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Virginia and other institutions has discovered a type of…
Biomarker predicts which pancreatic cysts may become cancerous

June 6, 2019

Pancreatic cancer kills more than 45,000 people in the U.S. each year, mostly due to the fact that…
Hydrogels developed at Rice University incorporate crosslinkers that can incorporate bioactive molecules and help heal a variety of wounds. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Molecular bait can help hydrogels heal wounds

June 6, 2019

Like fishermen, Rice University bioengineers are angling for their daily catch. But their bait, biomolecules in a hydrogel scaffold, lures…
Recreating embryonic conditions at break sites with stem cells can help bones heal faster

June 6, 2019

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a unique technique…
Zebrafish capture a ‘window’ on the cancer process

June 5, 2019

Cancer-related inflammation impacts significantly on cancer development and progression. New research has observed in zebrafish, for the first…
CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality

June 5, 2019

A genetic mutation that a Chinese scientist attempted to create in twin babies born last year, ostensibly to…
Newly Discovered Immune Cell Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

June 4, 2019

In a discovery that might be likened to finding medicine’s version of the Loch Ness monster, a research…
New genetic weapons challenge sickle cell disease

June 4, 2019

Help for patients with sickle cell disease may soon come from gene editing to fix the mutation that causes the…
Study shows drug increases survival for bladder cancer patients

June 4, 2019

There are no approved treatment options for patients with advanced bladder cancer after they’ve received standard chemotherapy and…
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