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Removing Cancer Stem Cells’ "Invisibility Cloak"
News   Jul 18, 2019

Leukemia stem cells conceal themselves against the immune defense by suppressing a target molecule for natural killer cells.

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Individual Genotypes May Determine Efficacy of Alzheimer's Disease Drugs
News   Jul 18, 2019

Researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75% of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs for Alzheimer's disease seemed promising in animal studies only to fail in human studies. In different Alzheimer's disease patients, different mechanisms may be at work that determine whether or not a given therapy will be effective.

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p38 Protein Regulates Angiogenesis in Colon Cancer
News   Jul 18, 2019

Inhibition of the protein "p38" boosts the formation of blood vessels in human and mice colon cancers, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Known as angiogenesis, this process is critical in fueling cancer cells, allowing them to grow and to eventually develop metastases.

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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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Human Pancreas-on-a-Chip Helps Identify Cause of Cystic Fibrosis Complication
News   Jul 17, 2019

Scientists have created human pancreas-on-a-chip that will enable them to identify the possible cause of a frequent and deadly complication of cystic fibrosis called CF-related diabetes, or CFRD.

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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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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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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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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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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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