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RNA Molecule that Shields Breast Cancer Stem Cells from Immune System Identified
RNA Molecule that Shields Breast Cancer Stem Cells from Immune System Identified
News   May 24, 2017

Researchers from Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue.

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Gene Mutation Linked to Childhood Blindness
Gene Mutation Linked to Childhood Blindness
News   May 22, 2017

The findings shed light on childhood blindness and help to explain how genes contribute to the development of the eye.

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Major Advance in Cystic Fibrosis Genetics Reported
Major Advance in Cystic Fibrosis Genetics Reported
News   May 22, 2017

Researchers studying the root cause of cystic fibrosis have made a major advance in our understanding of silent gene changes with implications for the complexity of cystic fibrosis.

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Novel Gene Variant Linked to ALS
Novel Gene Variant Linked to ALS
News   May 22, 2017

​Newly revealed disease mechanism points to potential target for treatment.

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Cancer Therapy May Work in Unexpected Way
Cancer Therapy May Work in Unexpected Way
News   May 22, 2017

An antibody to the cell receptor PD-1 may launch a two-pronged assault on cancer by initiating attacks by both T cells and macrophages, a Stanford study has found.

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How Cancer Cells Flood the Lungs
How Cancer Cells Flood the Lungs
News   May 22, 2017

Lung cancer patients are particularly susceptible to malignant pleural effusion, when fluid collects in the space between the lungs and the chest wall.

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Liver Scarring Protein Identified in Breakthrough Study
Liver Scarring Protein Identified in Breakthrough Study
News   May 19, 2017

The team analysed liver samples from 2000 patients with Hepatitis C, using state-of-the-art genetic and functional analysis, to determine the specific IFNL protein responsible for liver fibrosis.

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The Origin of RNA – A Simple Chemical Solution for Developing Purines and Pyrimidines
The Origin of RNA – A Simple Chemical Solution for Developing Purines and Pyrimidines
News   May 19, 2017

A single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers.

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Metabolic Driver of Breast Cancer Metastasis Identified
Metabolic Driver of Breast Cancer Metastasis Identified
News   May 15, 2017

A multinational group of scientists has discovered that breast cancer cells that have invaded other organs rely on a different nutrient metabolism to produce energy than normal cells and non-metastasizing cancer cells.

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Novel, Low Tech Method for Environmental Sampling Of Campylobacter
Novel, Low Tech Method for Environmental Sampling Of Campylobacter
News   May 15, 2017

Using citizen scientists wearing boot socks over their shoes during walks in the countryside, researchers have developed a novel method for assessing human/pathogen interactions in the natural environment.

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