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The Link Between Cancer and Metabolic Dysfunction

Industry Insight

SynDevRx is working to address the unmet medical need in the field of metabo-oncology by developing treatments for cancer patients who are overweight or have systemic metabolic dysfunction. Technology Networks recently spoke with SynDevRx's Jim Shanahan, to explore the impact of metabolic dysfunction on treatment outcomes and learn more about the company’s lead compound SDX-7320.

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Top 10 Cancer Research News Stories of 2020

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This listicle details the top 10 most-read non-COVID-19 cancer research news stories from the field this year, published on Technology Networks.

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Cell Signaling in Cancer

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In this infographic, we take a closer look at the relationship between cell signaling and cancer, highlight what happens when signaling goes wrong and explore how critical mediators of abnormal signaling can be therapeutically targeted.

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Cancer Cells vs Normal Cells

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Cancer is a complex genetic disease that is caused by specific changes to the genes in one cell or group of cells. These changes disrupt normal cell function – specifically affecting how a cell grows and divides. This article outlines some of the key differences between cancer cells and normal cells.

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DNA Therapeutic Treats Multiple Myeloma in Mice

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Researchers have developed a targeted approach to myeloma treatment – silencing IRF4, a gene that allows myeloma stem cells and tumor cells to proliferate and survive.

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Using Improved Patient-Derived Tumor Models To Personalize Cancer Care
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Researchers suggest a major hurdle to identifying new efficacious drugs is the paucity of models for cancer research that accurately represent patient tumors. They now provide a perspective on strategies for developing better models to help personalize cancer care.

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Mutations Previously Linked to Breast Cancer Found Not To Increase Risk of Disease
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Several genetic mutations previously linked to breast cancer were found not to increase a woman’s risk of disease, according to a population study of more than 64,000 women published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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How To Find Mutated Sperm? Just Go FISH
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A new test quickly and easily identifies when sperm are carrying chromosomal mutations, and could be applied for men hoping to have children after chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

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Teach Me in 10
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At Technology Networks we understand the importance of time. That's why we've launched Teach Me in 10 a video series that challenges scientists to present and summarize their research area, a scientific concept, or technology in ten minutes or less.

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One Step Closer to CRISPR-Cas9 Cancer Therapies
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Although not fully deterministic for the development of cancer, certain genes – such as the BRCA1 gene, are well known to be implicated and to significantly raise a person’s cancer risk. Why is it then, that we have not heard more about CRISPR-Cas9 being developed for cancer therapies?

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Cell Culture Contamination: Mycoplasma and Problematic Cell Lines Continue To Cause Concern
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Cell culture contamination is a major concern for biological and biomedical research, as well as for biologics therapeutics production. Here, we take a closer look at mycoplasma contamination and problematic cell lines.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to what has become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Observational Study Explores Long-Term Oral Contraceptive Use and Cancer Risk
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Research conducted by Uppsala University researchers demonstrates that the use of oral contraceptives may protect women against ovarian and endometrial cancers. The observational study, published in the journal Cancer Research, included analysis of 256,661 women.

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What Is Flow Cytometry?
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When it comes to analyzing cells in a lab setting, flow cytometry is a widely used and comprehensive single-cell analysis method. This article outlines what flow cytometry is, how it works, the different types that exist, how data are analyzed, and what the future holds for flow cytometry.

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