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'Click Chemistry' Reactions Could Boost Cancer-Fighting Drug Potency
'Click Chemistry' Reactions Could Boost Cancer-Fighting Drug Potency
News   Feb 19, 2018

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a quick and easy way to simultaneously modify dozens of drugs or molecules to improve their disease-fighting properties.

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Understanding the Process of Cell Division
Understanding the Process of Cell Division
News   Feb 19, 2018

Using multiple techniques such as structural modelling, X-ray scattering, X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy, scientists have found that the Spc110 protein provides a greater function in mitosis originally believed. This information could help understand the process in human cells and the abnormalities that occur in cancer.

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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Could Serve as Cancer Vaccine
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Could Serve as Cancer Vaccine
News   Feb 16, 2018

Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a keystone of regenerative medicine. Outside the body, they can be coaxed to become many different types of cells and tissues that can help repair damage due to trauma or disease. Now, a study in mice suggests another use for iPS cells: training the immune system to attack or even prevent tumors.

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Drug Transport Gene May Explain Why Ovarian Cancer Patients React Differently to Chemotherapy
Drug Transport Gene May Explain Why Ovarian Cancer Patients React Differently to Chemotherapy
News   Feb 16, 2018

A gene which produces a protein that transports drugs in and out of cells may explain why some women treated with chemo have serious side effects.

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The Inflammatory Path to Pancreatic Cancer
The Inflammatory Path to Pancreatic Cancer
News   Feb 15, 2018

Researchers have laid out a pathway of altered gene expression that links inflammation and pancreatic cancer.

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Light-Activated Cancer Drugs with No Side Effects?
Light-Activated Cancer Drugs with No Side Effects?
News   Feb 14, 2018

Future cancer drugs that are activated by light and don't cause the toxic side-effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality.

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Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Protein Kinases Involved in Cancer
Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Protein Kinases Involved in Cancer
News   Feb 14, 2018

Vaccinia-related protein kinases VRK1 and VRK2, which are involved in cell proliferation, are considered potential targets for treatment of prostate, ovarian, colorectal and other kinds of cancer. To obtain a deeper understanding of the role of these enzymes in human cells, in the contexts of both wellness and disease, researchers are working on the development of small synthetic molecules capable of modulating their activity in study models.

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Nanorobots Seek and Destroy Tumors
Nanorobots Seek and Destroy Tumors
News   Feb 13, 2018

Researchers have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.

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Tumor Gene Screen Gives Insight Into Nerve Cell Cancers
Tumor Gene Screen Gives Insight Into Nerve Cell Cancers
News   Feb 13, 2018

Genetic profiling of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors have uncovered potential therapeutic targets.

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New Technology Enables Identification of Biomarkers for a Wide Range of Diseases
New Technology Enables Identification of Biomarkers for a Wide Range of Diseases
News   Feb 13, 2018

Scientists have developed a way to identify biomarkers for a wide range of diseases by assessing the antibodies we are making to the complex sugars coating our cells.

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