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Biomarker Could Help Pinpoint Which Cancers Are Sensitive to Diabetes Drug
News   May 20, 2020

A newly identified biomarker could help scientists pinpoint which cancers are vulnerable to treatment with biguanides, a common class of medications used to control blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes.

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Human Monoclonal Antibody "S309" Neutralizes SARS and COVID-19 Coronaviruses, Fast-Tracked Toward Possible Clinical Trials
News   May 19, 2020

Laboratory research findings on the S309 antibody are reported in the journal Nature.

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Introducing the “I Am a Scientist” Initiative
News   May 19, 2020

Introducing the “I Am A Scientist” initiative, which provides opportunities for students, specifically those in Junior High School and High School, to interact with the science and stories of today’s scientists - breaking down barriers like race, gender, and personal interests.

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Clinical Trial Shows Topical Stem Cell Treatment Leads to Hair Regrowth in Common Type of Baldness
News   May 19, 2020

The results of a new clinical trial published in the journal STEM CELLS Translational Medicine demonstrate how a topical solution made up of stem cells leads to the regrowth of hair for people with a common type of baldness.

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Drug Compound Stops Natural Amino Acids From Entering Cancer Cells
News   May 19, 2020

Researchers have developed a new drug compound for the treatment of cancer that stops natural amino acids from entering cancer cells. Since amino acids are essential for the growth and division of cancer cells, the new LAT1 inhibitor makes it possible to inhibit their growth.

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AI-based Hunt for Compounds Against SARS-CoV-2
News   May 19, 2020

A UniSA molecular biologist has teamed up with a leader in artificial intelligence, to help find a compound that could prevent SARS-CoV-2 from infecting human cells.

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Genetic Patterns in Brain Cancer Tumors Can Predict Life Expectancy
News   May 18, 2020

An international team of scientists has experimentally validated a predictor for glioblastoma life expectancy that is not only more accurate but also more clinically relevant: a pattern of co-occurring changes in DNA abundance levels, or copy numbers, at hundreds of thousands of sites across the whole tumor genome.

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Small Study Shows Antiviral Drug May Speed Up COVID-19 Recovery
News   May 18, 2020

Researchers have shown for the first time that an antiviral drug can help speed up the recovery of COVID-19 patients. According to the new study, treatment with interferon(IFN)- α2b may significantly accelerate viral clearance and reduce levels of inflammatory proteins in COVID-19 patients.

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Trial Explores Hormone Suppressor’s Ability To Reduce COVID-19 Illness in Men
News   May 18, 2020

UCLA researchers have launched a clinical trial that uses a hormone suppressor commonly used to treat men with prostate cancer to help improve clinical outcomes for men infected with COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Trial Finder Simplifies Search for Clinical Studies
News   May 18, 2020

A team from Columbia University has developed COVID-19 Trial Finder, to help patients, clinicians and healthy volunteers search for appropriate COVID-related clinical trials in their general location.

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