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A New Way of Finding Cancer-causing Germs
News   Oct 22, 2019

Researchers have pioneered a new way of finding bacteria and viruses linked to cancer, by harnessing genomic data.

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Ranitidine Recalled Due to Potential Carcinogen Contamination
News   Oct 21, 2019

Teva UK Ltd is recalling unexpired stock of certain batches of two types of Ranitidine medicines – used to treat conditions such as heartburn and stomach ulcers.

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New Diagnostic Method Finds Aggressive Tumours
News   Oct 21, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new cheap method that can identify highly heterogeneous tumours that tend to be very aggressive, and therefore need to be treated more aggressively.

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Compound Kills Chemotherapy-resistant Cancer Cells
News   Oct 21, 2019

Study reports the discovery of a compound that is capable of killing chemotherapy-resistant glioblastoma-initiating cells (GICs), raising hopes of producing drugs capable of eradicating refractory tumors with low toxicity.

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Creatine Fuels T Cells’ Fight Against Cancer
News   Oct 21, 2019

Creatine serves as a molecular battery for immune cells by storing and distributing energy to fuel their fight against cancer, according to a new study.

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Better Together - Quest Towards Open Access Publication
News   Oct 18, 2019

Not-for-profit Jisc and the Microbiology Society announce a pilot transitional open access agreement. The "Publish and Read" deal will allow researchers at participating institutions to publish an unlimited number of open-access articles, as well as access to the society’s full portfolio in return for a cost neutral fixed fee.

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It Is Possible to Extend Life Without Any Genetic Modification, Study Suggests
News   Oct 18, 2019

Given the relationship between telomeres and ageing - telomeres shorten throughout life, so older organisms have shorter telomeres -, scientists launched a study generating mice in which 100% of their cells had hyper-long telomeres.

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Targeted Therapy Could Help Children With Deadly Nerve Cancer
News   Oct 18, 2019

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered a targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric nerve cancer, who would otherwise have no treatment options.

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Plant-based Compound Helps Overcome Gene Therapy Challenges
News   Oct 18, 2019

Researchers believe they have found a way to sidestep some of the current difficulties associated with gene therapy, resulting in a better method that would save money and improve treatment outcomes.

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Limitations of Health Reports From Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests Are Identified
News   Oct 17, 2019

According to study findings presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2019 Annual Meeting, health reports from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests that adopt a limited variant screening approach are producing clinically false-negative results.

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