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Novel Radiotherapy Reduces Swallowing Difficulties in Head and Neck Cancer
News   Jun 01, 2020

A randomized study has found patients with head and neck cancer experienced less adverse side effects when treated with a new optimized intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) technique designed to reduce the risk of swallowing difficulties, known as dysphagia.

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Researchers Cultivate Mini Lungs for SARS-CoV-2 Research
News   May 29, 2020

A Bochum-based team intends to use organoids derived from stem cells to study the progression of SARS-CoV-2 infection and to identify antiviral substances.

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FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Onvansertib for Second-line Treatment of KRAS-mutated Colorectal Cancer
News   May 29, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Designation to onvansertib, an oral and highly-selective Polo-like Kinase 1 (PLK1) inhibitor, for the second-line treatment of patients with KRAS-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Solving the Medical Mystery of Anesthesia
News   May 29, 2020

Researchers have solved the longstanding mystery of the mechanisms behind the effects of anesthetics.

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A Small Twist in Protein Structure Leads to a Big Reaction
News   May 29, 2020

Researchers devised a way to modify amide bonds with a twist to their chemical structure that significantly speeds up reactions.

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Blocking Tumor Signaling To Suppress the Spread of Melanoma
News   May 29, 2020

A team of researchers has suppressed the spread of melanoma to the lungs in a mouse model using an inhibitor of an enzyme called p38α kinase.

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New Molecule Stops Drug Cravings in Mice
News   May 29, 2020

A team from Duke University has developed a synthetic molecule that selectively dampens the physiological rewards of cocaine in mice. This molecule could represent a new class of drugs that may be more specific that currently available medications, with fewer adverse effects.

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Marine Molecules With Therapeutic Potential Against Alzheimer's Disease
News   May 28, 2020

A study has discovered two potential candidates to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The two marine molecules, meridianine and lignarenone B, can alter the activity of GSK3B activity, a protein linked to several neurodegenerative diseases.

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Immune Disease Model Points to Treatment for COVID-19 Cytokine Storms
News   May 28, 2020

Researchers have developed a transgenic mouse to model the deadly childhood immune disease hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, they hope that this model could aid development of a treatment for COVID-related cytokine storms

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Antibodies Can Be Made Rapidly in Chicken Cells
News   May 28, 2020

Scientists have developed a system that can generate human antibodies against various antigens faster than existing methods.

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