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Cancer Genetics – News and Features

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New Potential Target for Leukemia Therapy Identified

A team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators discovered that a subset of myeloid and lymphoid leukemias depend on a molecular complex called PI3Kgamma for survival.
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Cranberry Extracts Boost the Gut Microbiome

Researchers show that cranberry extracts can boost the number of Bifidobacterium bacteria in a person’s gut.
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New Circuit Boards Can Be Repeatedly Recycled

Traditional printed circuit boards found in nearly all electronic devices can't be recycled, but a new design could enable repeated recycling.
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Common Sweetener Neotame Damages Gut Cells

The common sweetener neotame damages in vitro gut cells at concentrations replicating the acceptable daily intake. That's the finding from a new Anglia Ruskin University study, published in Frontiers in Nutrition.
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Lab-Grown Mini-Colons Accurately Mimic Colorectal Tumor Development

In a breakthrough for cancer research, scientists at EPFL have created lab-grown mini-colons that can accurately mimic the development of colorectal tumors, offering a powerful new tool for studying and testing treatments for the disease.
Enhanced scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image of cancer malignant cells with high magnification of the cells surface
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Cancer Cells’ Shapeshifting Ability Reveals New Drug Targets

Using a novel imaging technique to view cells in 3D, researchers have been able to identify two genes that control how melanoma skin cancer cells change shape – offering potential drug targets to prevent the cancer from spreading.
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Global Source Water Exceeds PFAS Safe Drinking Limits

A new UNSW-led international study, published today in Nature Geoscience, assessed the levels of PFAS contamination in surface and ground water around the globe.
A computer chip that looks like a human brain.
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AI Tool Maps Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas are rare and difficult to treat. Machine-learning tools designed at Stanford Medicine uncover distinct cellular communities that correlate with prognosis, immunotherapy success.
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Industry Insight

Bridging Academia and Industry: The Evolution of 3D Models in Drug Development

The industry's search for alternatives to traditional preclinical drug testing methods has led to a growing interest in the potential of three-dimensional (3D) in vitro models. To delve deeper into this subject, Technology Networks spoke with Madhu Lal-Nag, chief scientific officer at InSphero, a 3D in vitro model company with a mission to “modernize drug discovery in ways that inspire researchers everywhere to reach their full potential and fuel a new era of breakthrough therapies.”
Cancer cells.
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Mutation Behind Leukemia Cell Therapy Resistance Identified

Researchers at the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have discovered that a specific mutation in the cancer cells of an aggressive type of blood cancer can prevent novel immunotherapies such as CAR T-cell therapy from working.
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