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Malaria Parasite Protein Shows Promise as Cancer Therapeutic
Malaria Parasite Protein Shows Promise as Cancer Therapeutic
News   Apr 21, 2017

A drug created from a malaria protein stopped tumour growth of chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, offering hope for cancer patients not responding to standard treatments.

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FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Hodgkin Lymphoma
FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Hodgkin Lymphoma
News   Apr 20, 2017

On March 14, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) for the treatment of some patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL).

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The Next Generation of Pancreatic Cancer Therapeutics
The Next Generation of Pancreatic Cancer Therapeutics
News   Apr 20, 2017

Currently, there are not many effective therapies available other than surgery, and that is not an option for many patients.

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Individualizing Health Care One Byte at a Time
Individualizing Health Care One Byte at a Time
News   Apr 20, 2017

A framework called PhenomeNET finds disease genes in a patient-specific manner by matching a patient's phenotype (symptoms) to a large database of gene-to-phenotype associations, including those from non-human model organisms.

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New Version of CRISPR Successfully Repairs Defects in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
New Version of CRISPR Successfully Repairs Defects in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
News   Apr 18, 2017

Using the new gene-editing enzyme CRISPR-Cpf1, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have successfully corrected Duchenne muscular dystrophy in human cells and mice in the lab.

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 Simple Method for Synthesizing Boronic Acid-Based Drugs
Simple Method for Synthesizing Boronic Acid-Based Drugs
News   Apr 18, 2017

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a broad and strikingly easy method for synthesizing Boronic acid-based drugs.

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Resident Memory T Cells Protect Against Future Cancers
Resident Memory T Cells Protect Against Future Cancers
News   Apr 18, 2017

Researchers find that cancer-fighting T cells reside in the skin, where they can rapidly respond to kill melanoma cells and serve a critical role in protecting against future tumors.

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Instinctive Defensive Behavior is Not Simply a Reflex
Instinctive Defensive Behavior is Not Simply a Reflex
News   Apr 18, 2017

Neuroscientists explore the neurocomputation underlying survival behaviors, debunking the myth that fight-or-flight behavior is a reflex.

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Enabling Precision Medicine for Childhood Epilepsy
Enabling Precision Medicine for Childhood Epilepsy
News   Apr 12, 2017

NIH-funded research suggests genes may help determine optimal treatments.

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Mining the Bacterial Genome for Drugs with CRISPR
Mining the Bacterial Genome for Drugs with CRISPR
News   Apr 12, 2017

Using CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology, researchers have now uncovered even more potential treasure hidden in silent genes.

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