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Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Can Predict Patient Therapy Response
Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Can Predict Patient Therapy Response
News   Sep 21, 2018

Researchers have identified an independent prognostic factor - cancer/testis antigen 45 (CT45) - and have begun to elucidate it's actions. CT45 is associated with extended disease-free survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer.

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Party 'Pus: Ecstasy Makes Octopuses More Social
Party 'Pus: Ecstasy Makes Octopuses More Social
News   Sep 21, 2018

When people take MDMA, the drug popularly known as ecstasy, a rush of serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin makes people more interested than they would normally be in connecting and sharing with other people. Now, researchers have made the surprising discovery that a species of octopus considered to be asocial responds to MDMA in the same way.

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Observing Cancer Cell Behavior
Observing Cancer Cell Behavior
News   Sep 20, 2018

A new cell culture platform allows researchers to observe never-before-seen behaviors of live cancer cells under the microscope, leading to explanations of long-known cancer characteristics.

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Computational Models of the Human Lung: Potential for Personalized Medicine & Inhalation Toxicology
Computational Models of the Human Lung: Potential for Personalized Medicine & Inhalation Toxicology
News   Sep 20, 2018

Combining high-performance computing, high-fidelity modeling, and high-resolution medical imaging, produces simulations that have the potential to contribute to new diagnostic tools and treatment options for respiratory disease.

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Probing Yeast Cells to Understand Cell Misregulation
Probing Yeast Cells to Understand Cell Misregulation
News   Sep 20, 2018

Manipulating yeast with optogenetics and microfluidics to explore the MAP kinase pathway may be key for drug discovery.

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Existing Drug Could Treat Porphyria
Existing Drug Could Treat Porphyria
News   Sep 19, 2018

An existing antifungal drug, ciclopirox (CPX), has been shown to improve symptoms associated with congenital erythropoietic porphyria – the rarest type of porphyria.

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Defender for Your Sense of Smell
Defender for Your Sense of Smell
News   Sep 19, 2018

A mysterious sensory cell located in the olfactory epithelium may protect the vulnerable olfactory epithelium by detecting and initiating defenses against viruses, bacteria, and other potentially harmful invaders.

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Obesity & Vitamin D Deficiency May Indicate Greater Breast Cancer Risk
Obesity & Vitamin D Deficiency May Indicate Greater Breast Cancer Risk
News   Sep 19, 2018

New study demonstrates that postmenopausal women have an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency at the time of breast cancer diagnosis, associated with a higher rate of obesity.

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$3M Grant to Advance Drugs for ALS, Alzheimer's & Parkinson's
$3M Grant to Advance Drugs for ALS, Alzheimer's & Parkinson's
News   Sep 19, 2018

A new four-year, $3 million grant will enable Scripps Research scientists to advance compounds that may protect neurons in diseases caused by toxic protein accumulation, including Parkinson’s, ALS, Alzheimer’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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Gout Get Outta Here
Gout Get Outta Here
News   Sep 18, 2018

Researchers found a significant reduction in risk of gout attacks among patients who received the drug (canakinumab) that targets a key inflammatory molecule, suggesting a new target for therapeutic strategies to prevent gout attacks.

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