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Could Anthrax Help Fight Bladder Cancer?
News   Nov 13, 2019

A team from Purdue University has come up with a way to combine the anthrax toxin with a growth factor to kill bladder cancer cells and tumors.

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CD9 Protein – A Potential Drug Target for Pancreatic Cancer
News   Nov 13, 2019

Researchers at The Francis Crick Institute have identified a protein "CD9" that drives the growth of pancreatic cancer. This protein could be used as a target to therapeutically combat pancreatic cancer.

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Getting Cancer Drugs to the Brain Is Difficult – But New Insights Could Make It Easier
News   Nov 13, 2019

Researchers have provided the first comprehensive characterization of the blood-brain and blood-tumor barriers in brain metastases of lung cancer, which will serve as a road map for treatment development.

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Vaccine Can Reduce Likelihood of Severe Pneumonia by Up to 35%
News   Nov 12, 2019

A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria.

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Blood Test Could Reveal High Risk Heart Patients in Need of Treatment
News   Nov 12, 2019

Without occasionally looking under the hood, it’s difficult to predict whether expensive car repairs lie ahead. In a similar way, preventive cardiologists are looking for ways to detect early stage heart disease in people who aren’t currently in treatment.

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Compound Targets Previously “Undruggable” STAT3 To Combat Cancer
News   Nov 12, 2019

A compound has been developed that targets transcription factor STAT3, offering a new approach to a previously “undruggable” target.

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Scientists Produce a Potential Vitamin and Alzheimer’s Drug in Yeast
News   Nov 12, 2019

By engineering and optimizing baker's yeast, scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) has for the first time exploited the potential of making ergothioneine in yeast in a bio-based fashion.

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Anti-inflammatory Drug May Raise Diabetes Risk
News   Nov 12, 2019

A commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory drug may increase diabetes risk after just one week of treatment, according to new findings presented at The Society for Endocrinology Annual Conference.

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The Gut Could Be Key To Cutting Chemo’s Side Effects
News   Nov 12, 2019

Scientists have observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a chemotherapy drug... their gut bacteria and tissue changed, their blood and brains showed signs of inflammation, and their behaviors suggested they were fatigued and cognitively impaired.

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Heart Attack Modeled With Human Stem Cells
News   Nov 11, 2019

Researchers have modeled myocardial infarction using human stem cells, which may provide a useful platform for drug development without the need for sacrificing animals.

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