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Delivering Cancer Medication Safely to Its Destination
News   Aug 09, 2019

Researchers have developed an innovative technology that transforms proteins and antibodies into stable, highly functional drug transporters, with which tumor cells can be detected and killed.

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Pancreatic Cancer: Less Toxic Drug May Improve Therapy
News   Aug 09, 2019

Researchers are testing a new compound "PTC596" in combination with gemcitabine (a first-line drug for pancreatic cancer) in genetically engineered mice with an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer.

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Making Immunotherapy Work for Treatment-resistant Lymphoma
News   Aug 08, 2019

Researchers have developed a way to use immunotherapy drugs against treatment-resistant non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas for the first time by combining them with stem cell transplantation, an approach that also dramatically increased the success of the drugs in melanoma and lung cancer.

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Unlocking the Secret of Mutant Flies’ Longevity
News   Aug 08, 2019

Scientists determined which genes are affected by mutation that extends lifespan of fruit flies. Comparing gene activity of long-living fly strains to the control insects helped reveal mechanisms of aging and identify drug targets associated with aging-related diseases.

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Promising Clinical Trial Results for Olaparib in Advanced Prostate Cancer
News   Aug 08, 2019

Genetically targeted drug "olaparib" improves outcomes for men with advanced prostate cancer whose tumors have DNA repair faults, according to preliminary results of a Phase III clinical trial.

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Which Connections to Keep? How the Brain Makes Its Choice
News   Aug 07, 2019

Researchers used multi-spectral, high-resolution two-photon microscopy to literally watch potential synapses come and go in the visual cortex of mice - both in the light, or normal visual experience, and in the darkness, where there is no visual input. By comparing observations made in normal mice and ones engineered to lack CPG15, they were able to show that the protein is required in order for visual experience to facilitate the transition of nascent excitatory synapses to permanence.

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Gut Throws Cells Overboard When Chemical Insults Build Up
News   Aug 07, 2019

A team of Duke researchers has discovered that cells lining the gut of zebrafish -- and probably humans too -- have a remarkable defense mechanism when faced with certain kinds of toxins: they hit the eject button.

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Daily Aspirin Could Reduce Bowel Cancer Risk in Those With Lynch Syndrome
News   Aug 07, 2019

Taking a daily aspirin for > 2 years could reduce the risk of bowel cancer in people with Lynch syndrome, according to new draft guidance from National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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World-first: Genetically Modified Miniature Human Livers Are Grown in the Laboratory
News   Aug 07, 2019

Researchers are the first to grow genetically modified miniature human livers in the laboratory, to emulate human liver disease progression and test therapeutics.

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Heart-on-a-Chip Mimics Drug Responses
News   Aug 07, 2019

Heart-of-a-ship tissue platform can predict how human hearts will respond to a wide range of drugs.

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