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Drug Could Sustain Oxygen-Starved Hearts
Drug Could Sustain Oxygen-Starved Hearts
News   Oct 22, 2018

In new studies a novel oxygen-delivery therapeutic restored the function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in an animal model of global hypoxia. Unlike its experimental predecessors, the new drug does not appear to cause systemic side effects or overcorrect with excessive blood oxygenation, which can itself be toxic. Instead, the new drug delivers its precious oxygen cargo only to the tissues that need it most.

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5.1 Million Dollar Funding Boost for Blinding Retinal Conditions
5.1 Million Dollar Funding Boost for Blinding Retinal Conditions
News   Oct 22, 2018

A $5.1 million grant has been awarded from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance the development of a novel therapy for blinding retinal conditions.

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Why Some Cancers Affect Only Young Women
Why Some Cancers Affect Only Young Women
News   Oct 19, 2018

UNIGE and HUG scientists show that rare ovarian and pancreatic cancers in young women are caused by cells that have settled in an organ other than the one for which they were intended during embryogenesis.

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Evidence for Direct Influence of Autonomic Neurotransmitters on Stem Cell Proliferation
Evidence for Direct Influence of Autonomic Neurotransmitters on Stem Cell Proliferation
News   Oct 19, 2018

The autonomic nervous system may directly influence intestinal epithelial stem cell proliferation.

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Cytokines Important Link Between Obesity and Colorectal Cancer
Cytokines Important Link Between Obesity and Colorectal Cancer
News   Oct 19, 2018

When IL-1 levels are increased in obesity, IL-1 receptor signaling activates multiple pathways leading to colon cancer.

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Glioblastoma Overcomes Treatment Resistance in Promising Preclinical Study
Glioblastoma Overcomes Treatment Resistance in Promising Preclinical Study
News   Oct 19, 2018

A novel method of overcoming treatment resistance to both PD-1 and adoptive cellular therapy has been identified, by employing a concomitant hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell transfer.

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150-year-old Drug Could Improve Cancer Radiation Therapy
150-year-old Drug Could Improve Cancer Radiation Therapy
News   Oct 18, 2018

A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant might make tumors more sensitive to radiation therapy, according to a recent study.

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Immune Culprits Linked to Inflammation and Bone Loss in Gum Disease
Immune Culprits Linked to Inflammation and Bone Loss in Gum Disease
News   Oct 18, 2018

Microbes in the mouth trigger specialized immune cells that inflame and destroy tissues, leading to bone loss associated with severe gum disease.

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Food or Sex?
Food or Sex?
News   Oct 17, 2018

Unicellular diatoms show complex behavior, selecting between the search for sex partners or nutrient sources based on an evaluation of their own needs.

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A Bad Influence: The Interplay Between Tumor & Immune Cells
A Bad Influence: The Interplay Between Tumor & Immune Cells
News   Oct 17, 2018

Research has yielded new insights into the environment surrounding different types of lung tumors, and described how these complex cell ecosystems may in turn ultimately affect response to treatment.

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