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March 28, 2020

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Inspired by a tactic cancer cells use to evade the immune system, researchers have engineered tiny particles that can trick ... read more
From a simple blood draw, microbial DNA may reveal who has cancer and which type, even at ... read more
In search of new ways to sequence human genomes and read critical alterations in DNA, researchers say they have successfully used the gene cutting tool CRISPR to make cuts in ... read more
A first cell atlas of the human thymus gland could lead to new immune therapies to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. ... read more
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Microbiome May Hold Key to Identifying HPV-Infected Women at Risk for Pre-Cancer

Gardnerella bacteria in the cervicovaginal microbiome may serve as a biomarker to identify women infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) who are at risk for progression to precancer, according to a ... read more

Experiments in Mice and Human Cells Shed Light on Best Way to Deliver Nanoparticle Therapy for Cancer

Researchers in the cancer nanomedicine community debate whether use of tiny structures, called nanoparticles, can best deliver drug therapy to tumors passively -- allowing the nanoparticles to ... read more

Despite Failures, Chemo Still Promising Against Dangerous Childhood Brain Cancer, DIPG

The pediatric brain cancer known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is almost uniformly fatal. In part, this is due to where and how it grows, forming as a diffuse net of cells in a part of ... read more

Ultrafast Repeated Staining and Destaining of Cell Samples for Tumor Diagnostics

In the treatment of tumors, microenvironment plays an important role. It often contains immune cells that are so changed that they promote tumor growth. Scientists have introduced a method by which ... read more

How Trans Fats Assist Cell Death

Researchers have uncovered a molecular link between some trans fats and a variety of disorders, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Their findings implicate their role in ... read more

Immunotherapy Using 'Young Cells' Offers Promising Option Against Cancer

A new study suggests that the age of certain immune cells used in immunotherapy plays a role in how effective it is. These cells -- natural killer (NK) cells -- appear to be more effective the ... read more

AI May Help Predict Responses to Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Systemic Therapies

Using standard-of-care computed tomography (CT) scans in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers utilized artificial intelligence (AI) to train algorithms to predict ... read more

How to Manage Cancer Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

Experts share lessons learned from early experiences treating people with cancer during COVID-19 ... read more

Loss of Protein Disturbs Intestinal Homeostasis and Can Drive Cancer

An international team of researchers has identified a novel function for the cell death regulating protein MCL1: It is essential in protecting the intestine against cancer development -- independent ... read more

'Natural Killer' Cells Could Halt Parkinson's Progression

Researchers have found that 'natural killer' white blood cells could guard against the cascade of cellular changes that lead to Parkinson's disease and help stop its ... read more

Cancer: One Drug, Three Action Modes

Clinicians combat the drug resistances of some cancer types by using a combination of different drugs. To make this approach more effective, chemists have designed a chemical conjugate that can ... read more

Statins Starve Cancer Cells to Death

More than 35 million Americans take statin drugs daily to lower their blood cholesterol levels. Now, in experiments with human cells in the laboratory, researchers have added to growing evidence that ... read more

HPV Infections Can Be Eliminated If Both Boys and Girls Are Vaccinated

The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes, amongst other diseases, cancer of the cervix and oropharynx. A new study now shows that the most oncogenic HPV types can be eliminated, but only if both girls ... read more

Cycling to Work Linked to Higher Risk of Injury-Related Hospitalization Among UK Commuters

Cycling to work is associated with a higher risk of admission to hospital for an injury than other modes of commuting, suggests a new ... read more

Magnolia Bark Compound Could Someday Help Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

In patients with epilepsy, normal neurological activity becomes disrupted, causing debilitating seizures. Now, researchers report that they have found a potential new treatment for this disorder by ... read more

AI Taps Human Wisdom for Faster, Better Cancer Diagnosis

A new system combining artificial intelligence (AI) with human knowledge promises faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis. The powerful technology, developed by engineering researchers, uses ... read more

Researchers Stop Blood Vessel, Tumor Growth in Mice

Scientists have devised a new strategy to stop tumors from developing the new blood vessels they need to grow. Once thought to be extremely promising for the treatment of cancer, blocking molecules ... read more

Tomosynthesis Outperforms Digital Mammography in Five-Year Study

A new study has found that the advantages of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) over digital mammography (DM), including increased cancer detection and fewer false positive findings, are maintained ... read more

Protecting DNA Origami for Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery

Scientists coated octahedral-shaped DNA origami with peptoids that help protect the nanostructures in physiological environments relevant to biomedical applications including anti-cancer drug ... read more

Experts Discover Toolkit to Repair DNA Breaks Linked to Aging, Cancer and MND

A new 'toolkit' to repair damaged DNA that can lead to aging, cancer and motor neuron disease (MND) has been discovered by ... read more

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