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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Genetic Variations in a Fourth Gene Linked to Elevated Leukemia Risk in Hispanic Children

Feb. 14, 2019 — Progress reported on understanding why Hispanic children are more likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia and to die of the ... read more

Only 'Modest' Improvement in Heart Failure Survival Rates Since 2000

Feb. 13, 2019 — Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer, finds a large ... read more

Revealing Human Antibody Secrets

Feb. 13, 2019 — Using sophisticated gene sequencing and computing techniques, researchers have achieved a first-of-its-kind glimpse into how the body's immune system gears up to fight off ... read more

New Therapy for Aggressive Blood Cancer Discovered

Feb. 13, 2019 — Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common form of acute leukemia. It is characterized by an increase of malignant myeloid progenitor cells at the expense of mature blood cells. Only twenty-five ... read more

How Breast Tissue Stiffening Promotes Breast Cancer Development

Feb. 12, 2019 — By examining how mammary cells respond in a stiffness-changing hydrogel, researchers discovered that several pathways work together to signal breast cells to turn cancerous. The work could inspire ... read more

Role of Estrogen in Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

Feb. 12, 2019 — The results of a recent study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes ... read more

Large Study Fails to Link Phthalates and Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Feb. 12, 2019 — In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to the plasticizing and ... read more

New Machine Learning Method Could Spare Some Women from Unnecessary Breast Surgery

Feb. 12, 2019 — Researchers have developed and evaluated a machine learning approach of using patient core needle biopsy data to identify the risk that atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) breast lesions may upgrade to ... read more

More Efficient System to Reprogram Stem Cells

Feb. 12, 2019 — Induced pluripotent stem cells, the workhorse of many regenerative medicine projects, start out as differentiated cells that are reprogrammed to pluripotent stem cells by exposure to a complex set of ... read more

Cancer Comparison Across Species Highlights New Drug Targets

Feb. 12, 2019 — Cancer genes in mucosal melanoma, a rare and poorly understood subtype of melanoma, have been compared in humans, dogs and horses for the first time. Researchers sequenced the genomes of the same ... read more

How Viagra Puts a Brake on a Master Growth Regulator to Treat Heart Disease

Feb. 12, 2019 — When normal cells grow, divide or do any job in the body, they do so in response to a whole slew of internal sensors that measure nutrients and energy supply, and environmental cues that inform what ... read more

How Sleep Can Fight Infection

Feb. 12, 2019 — Researchers have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body's immune cells to attach to their targets, according to a new ... read more

Study Finds Upsurge in 'Active Surveillance' for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Feb. 11, 2019 — Many men with low-risk prostate cancer who most likely previously would have undergone immediate surgery or radiation are now adopting a more conservative 'active surveillance' strategy, ... read more

Masterswitch Discovered in Body's Immune System

Feb. 11, 2019 — Scientists have discovered a critical part of the body's immune system with potentially major implications for the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases affecting humans. The study ... read more

PET Imaging Agent May Allow Early Measurement of Efficacy of Breast Cancer Therapy

Feb. 11, 2019 — Physicians may soon have a new way to measure the efficacy of hormone therapy for breast cancer ... read more

Changes in Lung Cells Seen Almost Immediately After Contact With Low-Molecular Weight PAHs

Feb. 11, 2019 — A new study shows cancer-promoting changes in lung cells as soon as 30 minutes after exposure to low-molecular weight PAHs, adding further evidence that regulators may be underestimating the risk of ... read more

Interaction Between Immune Factors Triggers Cancer-Promoting Chronic Inflammation

Feb. 11, 2019 — A research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic, cancer-promoting ... read more

Researchers 3D Bio-Print a Model That Could Lead to Improved Anticancer Drugs and Treatments

Feb. 11, 2019 — Researchers have developed a way to study cancer cells which could lead to new and improved treatment. They have developed a new way to study these cells in a 3D in vitro model (i.e., in a culture ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Engineers have devised a new, non-invasive way to monitor the stiffness of single living cells, using acoustic waves. Their technique could be used to study many biological phenomena, such as cell ... read more

More Than Half a Million Breast Cancer Deaths Averted in the US Over Three Decades

Feb. 11, 2019 — Latest US estimates indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women's lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment. The findings point to progress ... read more

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