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Blood Test May Enable Tailored Cystic Fibrosis Treatment
Blood Test May Enable Tailored Cystic Fibrosis Treatment
News   Dec 13, 2018

Study used blood test to identify distinct molecular signatures of disease; paves the way to precision medicine for cystic fibrosis.

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The Source of Stem Cells Points to Two Proteins
The Source of Stem Cells Points to Two Proteins
News   Dec 11, 2018

Negative feedback between HIPPO and Par complex components ensure robust lineage segregation in mice.

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Molecular Insights into Spider Silk
Molecular Insights into Spider Silk
News   Dec 10, 2018

Spider silk belongs to the toughest fibres in nature and has astounding properties. Scientists from the University of Würzburg discovered new molecular details of self-assembly of a spider silk fibre protein.

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Immunoasssays Developed for Tau Measurement in CSF
Immunoasssays Developed for Tau Measurement in CSF
News   Dec 10, 2018

Researchers are working to develop a blood test to accurately diagnose or even predict Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear.

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New Imaging Tools that Trace Key Breast Cancer Enzymes May Help Guide Therapies
New Imaging Tools that Trace Key Breast Cancer Enzymes May Help Guide Therapies
News   Dec 07, 2018

A set of emerging diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from therapies that target important enzymes fueling a range of subtypes, including BCRA-mutated and triple negative cancers.

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Honeybee Protein Keeps Stem Cells Youthful
Honeybee Protein Keeps Stem Cells Youthful
News   Dec 06, 2018

An active protein component of royal jelly helps honeybees create new queens. Stanford researchers have identified a similar protein in mammals, which keeps cultured embryonic stem cells pluripotent.

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Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?
Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?
News   Dec 05, 2018

A diagnostic test is in the works to identify patterns of methyl groups, which are altered dramatically by cancer. The test uses gold nanoparticles that instantly change color and indicate if the nanostructures of cancer DNA are present.

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Fluidic Analytics Raises $31m to Launch Two New Products in Lab Tools Pipeline and Unlock Biology Behind Major Diseases
Fluidic Analytics Raises $31m to Launch Two New Products in Lab Tools Pipeline and Unlock Biology Behind Major Diseases
News   Dec 04, 2018

Proteins and their behaviour are crucial to understanding how diseases develop, identifying the way that drugs interact with their targets, and developing new methods for matching the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.

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Innovative “Elastic” Contrast Media Improves MRI Quality
Innovative “Elastic” Contrast Media Improves MRI Quality
News   Dec 03, 2018

An “elastic” protein structure that can absorb dissolved xenon in a self-regulating way may make it easier for high-quality images to be obtained.

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Inconspicuous Protein Key to Deadly Blood Cancer
Inconspicuous Protein Key to Deadly Blood Cancer
News   Nov 30, 2018

Five percent of acute leukemia cases are diagnosed as mixed lineage leukemia (MLL). MLL is an aggressive blood cancer that predominantly occurs in infants and has been difficult to treat. Now, researchers have identified a very common protein as the single key to the cascade of events leading to MLL. Shutting down this protein may be a cure.

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