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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new computational model gives a clearer picture of the structure and mechanics of soft, shape-changing cells that could provide a better understanding of cancerous tumor growth, wound healing, and ... read more

Lethal Combination: Drug Cocktail Turns Off the Juice to Cancer Cells

Dec. 11, 2018 — A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth - this was discovered by researchers two years ago. In a follow-up study, scientists report ... read more

Taking Uncertainty out of Cancer Prognosis

Dec. 11, 2018 — An analysis of nearly 20,000 cancer patient histories and genetic data has revealed that knowing the genetic cause of a cancer does not help predict how deadly the disease will be. Instead, ... read more

New Light-Based Technology Reveals How Cells Communicate in Human Disease

Dec. 11, 2018 — Scientists have developed a new technique that uses light to understand how cells communicate in human ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — A molecular pathway that's frequently mutated in many different forms of cancer becomes active when cells push parts of their membranes outward into bulging protrusions, researchers ... read more

Increased Risk for Breast Cancer After Childbirth May Last More Than 20 Years

Dec. 10, 2018 — The increased risk for breast cancer that occurs after childbirth can last more than 20 years. The risk may be enhanced when a woman is older at first birth or has a family history of breast cancer, ... read more

Sprayable Gel Could Help the Body Fight Off Cancer After Surgery

Dec. 10, 2018 — A research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help lower the risk of cancer recurrence after ... read more

Some Brain Tumors May Respond to Immunotherapy

Dec. 10, 2018 — A new study suggests that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, which gives the immune system a boost in ... read more

Physicist Creates Tiny Sensors to Assist in Cancer Detection

Dec. 10, 2018 — A physicist hopes to improve cancer detection with a new and novel class of ... read more

Personalized Medicine Tool for Inherited Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

Dec. 10, 2018 — An international team of researchers has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for identifying the genetic changes in Lynch syndrome genes that are likely to be responsible for causing ... read more

New Light on Blocking Shiga and Ricin Toxins -- And on an Iconic Biological Process

Dec. 10, 2018 — Researchers, setting their sights on Shiga toxin (player in the current E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce) and ricin (a bioterrorism agent), have now identified potential protective strategies. ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — A research team has created a system that uses a convolutional neural network to learn the features distinguishing different cancer cells, based on images from a phase-contrast microscope. This ... read more

New Insights Into Childhood Cancer

Dec. 10, 2018 — Peripheral nervous system tumors, known as neuroblastoma, are one of the most common types of childhood tumors. Researchers have now studied the genetic factors behind different tumor subtypes and ... read more

How Does Cancer Spread?

Dec. 10, 2018 — How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists found some answers to this crucial, yet so far unanswered question. They looked at a gene called EGFRvIII, which ... read more

Potential Seen for Tailoring Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Dec. 7, 2018 — Rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. Research on the differing drug ... read more

A Code for Reprogramming Immune Sentinels

Dec. 7, 2018 — For the first time, a research team has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells. The process is quick and effective, representing a pioneering ... read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Prostate Cancer

Dec. 7, 2018 — Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is the first report to show these men have higher than average PSA values and a ... read more

DDT in Alaska Meltwater Poses Cancer Risk for People Who Eat Lots of Fish

Dec. 7, 2018 — Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may have a long-term elevated risk for cancer because of insecticides -- including DDT -- in ... read more

The Naked Eye Alone Is Not Enough to Ensure the Accurate Diagnosis of Skin Cancer, Say Experts

Dec. 7, 2018 — The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — Nature is so complex that natural molecules used for i.e. cancer treatment still can't be produced by chemical synthesis. Today, major chemical and pharmaceutical companies harvest large amounts ... read more

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