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Metabolic Vulnerability Could Inspire New Pancreatic Cancer Treatments
News   Jan 28, 2020

Researchers have identified a new vulnerability in pancreatic cancer, which may provide a potential strategy for combating one of the most treatment-resistant malignancies.

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Micro-scaled Method Holds Promise for Cancer Diagnosis
News   Jan 28, 2020

Using a using a single-needle biopsy and new technology for tumor diagnosis developed by Baylor College of Medicine and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, researchers have been able to provide a more detailed and wider window into cancer biology, tumor type and the mechanisms of response and resistance to therapy than with conventional approaches.

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Taking Aim at Gastric Cancer
News   Jan 24, 2020

A team has discovered that a novel drug, called “FerriIridium”, is capable of simultaneously diagnosing and treating gastric cancer.

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Curvy Cancer-causing Bacterium "Keeps in Shape”
News   Jan 24, 2020

New insights into how the cancer-causing stomach bacterium keeps its shape could pave the way for the creation of more-specialized antibiotics.

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Preventing Cancer Cells From Producing Fat To Stop Their Spread
News   Jan 24, 2020

Cancer cells store lipids in small intracellular vesicles called "lipid droplets". According to a new study, cancer cells loaded with lipids are more invasive and therefore more likely to form metastases.

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Biology Shake Up: RNA Modulates How DNA Is Transcribed
News   Jan 23, 2020

A group of University of Chicago scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality.

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Male Fertility After Chemotherapy: New Questions Raised
News   Jan 23, 2020

A pilot study conducted by Canadian researchers highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility before and after puberty.

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Certain Enzymes Implicated in Cancer Also Cannibalize Each Other
News   Jan 23, 2020

Cathepsins are enzymes that normally dispose of unneeded protein in our cells. However, in “unhealthy” scenarios, these enzymes can also promote diseases such as cancer. Researchers have discovered that some cathepsins, not only degrade extracellular structures, but also cannibalize, distract, and deactivate each other.

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Antiviral “Surprise” Inspires a New Kind of Cancer Drug
News   Jan 23, 2020

Researchers have discovered that by disrupting otherwise normal cellular processes that both viruses and some cancer cells rely on to grow and spread, it is possible to shrink tumors and prevent their spread, in mouse models of cancer.

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CRISPR Cuts Open New Avenues in CAR T-cell Therapy
News   Jan 22, 2020

According to a study published in the Blood journal, drug profiling and the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing method have opened new avenues in the development of CAR T-cell therapy, used to treat leukaemia and lymphoma.

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