Treating Cancer: Tackling Drug Resistance

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One of the biggest barriers to treating cancer is drug resistance, a phenomenon that remains only partially understood. While drug resistance has been a problem in cancer for years, new treatments are coming to light that could help overcome it...

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7 Ways Big Data is Delivering for Drug Discovery

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Just when you thought you’d got to grips with the idea of big data, a whole new set of buzzwords comes along: artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, structured and unstructured data. But for the pharmaceutical industry right now these are more than just buzzwords, they are the promise of a new era of productivity.

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6 Microfluidic Researchers You Should Follow

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In this list we take a look at 6 researchers whose contributions have helped (and are continuing to help) drive the field forward.

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PerkinElmer VICTOR Nivo Multimode Plate Reader - So Much Science So Little Bench Space

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The VICTOR Nivo system: The next big thing in plate readers is now the smallest.

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‘Mini Tumors’ from Patient Samples Could Help Personalize Cancer Drug Treatment

‘Mini Tumors’ from Patient Samples Could Help Personalize Cancer Drug Treatment

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Testing cancer drugs on miniature replicas of a patient’s tumour could help doctors tell in advance which treatments will work, a major new study reports.

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Targeted Drug Could be Used to Treat Advanced Cancers Located Anywhere in the Body
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A new targeted drug could be used to treat a small number of advanced cancers no matter where they grow in the body.

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Human Malaria Parasites Grown for the First Time in Dormant Form
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One of the biggest obstacles to eradicating malaria is a dormant form of the parasite which is resistant to most antimalarial drugs and can reawaken years later, causing disease relapse. Researchers have shown they can grow the dormant parasite in engineered human liver tissue for several weeks, allowing them to closely study how the parasite becomes dormant, what vulnerabilities it may have, and how it springs back to life.

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Microscopic Movie Shows How DNA Gets in Shape
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DNA is folded into loops by a protein called condensin, and the process has been filmed for the first time.

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