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Investigators Identify Potential Lung Cancer Markers
News   Jul 17, 2019

Investigators have identified markers that can distinguish between major subtypes of lung cancer and can accurately identify lung cancer stage, by examining both blood samples and tumor tissues from patients with non-small-cell lung cancer.

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Coffee Pots, Lego and Red Cabbage Water Turn Spotlight on “Green Chemistry”
News   Jul 16, 2019

Using light and electricity to activate molecules instead of toxic chemical reagents will enable the sustainable manufacture of next generation medicines and other innovative products, according to scientists.

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Accelerating Chemical Synthesis With "Turbo Chip"
News   Jul 16, 2019

Researchers have developed a process that facilitates and accelerates chemical synthesis and biological screening by combining all steps on a chip.

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Uncovering Chemo-resistance in Cancer
News   Jul 16, 2019

Some cancers do not respond to treatment with one of the most effective chemotherapy drugs: 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) – now we know why.

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Biocompound From Atlantic Rainforest Tree Combats Parasite
News   Jul 16, 2019

Natural compounds isolated from Nectandra leucantha, a neotropical tree species belonging to the laurel family (Lauraceae) and endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest biome in Brazil, where its common name is canela-seca or canela-branca, could result in new medications for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

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Cellular Pathway Tied to Cancer
News   Jul 16, 2019

Scientists have discovered a cellular pathway tied to cancer that may be helpful for reducing side effects and extending duration of immunotherapy in some patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer.

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A Perfect Pairing? Combining Targeted Drugs for Breast and Lung Cancer Could Combat Treatment Resistance
News   Jul 15, 2019

Scientists discovered that when the breast cancer drug palbociclib was combined with the lung cancer drug crizotinib, the two-drug combination was significantly more effective against cancer cells in the laboratory than either drug used on its own.

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Preventing Protein From “Doing Its Job” Could Stop Ovarian Cancer Cells From Spreading
News   Jul 15, 2019

By preventing a protein from doing its job, researchers discovered that it may be possible to keep a certain type of ovarian cancer cell from growing and dividing uncontrollably.

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Marathon-running Molecule Set to Accelerate the Race for Novel Neurological Drugs
News   Jul 15, 2019

Two proteins that activate the fastest molecule in our nerve cells have been identified by researchers at University of Warwick. This mechanism is responsible for transport through our nervous system. This finding could lead to a new therapeutic treatments for people with hereditary spastic paraplegia and other neurological disorders.

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A New Drug Target for Multiple Tumor Types
News   Jul 12, 2019

A research team has identified an enzyme involved in remodeling the plasma membrane of multiple types of cancer cell, that is critical to both survival of tumors and uncontrolled growth.

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