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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Scientists Create a Renewable Source of Cancer-Fighting T Cells

Jan. 17, 2019 — A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells -- which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the ... read more

Acupressure Relieves Long-Term Symptoms of Breast Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

Jan. 16, 2019 — A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — A mechanism which drives leukaemia cell growth has been discovered by researchers, who believe their findings could help to inform new strategies when it comes to treating the ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — New research has identified a backup for an important biological system -- the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body's blood ... read more

Mathematical Model Can Improve Our Knowledge on Cancer

Jan. 15, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new mathematical tool, which can improve our understanding of what happens when cells lose their polarity (direction) in diseases such as cancer. The result is advancing ... read more

Personalized Treatment Benefits Kidney Cancer Patients

Jan. 15, 2019 — Personalized treatment plans may extend life expectancy for early-stage kidney cancer patients who have risk factors for worsening kidney disease, according to a new ... read more

Surge Protector: A Novel Approach to Suppressing Therapy-Induced Tumor Growth and Recurrence

Jan. 15, 2019 — Dead and dying cancer cells killed by conventional cancer treatments paradoxically trigger inflammation that promotes tumor growth and metastasis. Researchers now describe a novel approach to ... read more

Hindering Melanoma Metastasis With an FDA-Approved Drug

Jan. 15, 2019 — A drug approved by the FDA 65 years ago for blood pressure control may aid in preventing cancer from spreading to distant organs. New research revealed that this drug disrupted formation of a fertile ... read more

DNA Origami: A Precise Measuring Tool for Optimal Antibody Effectiveness

Jan. 14, 2019 — Using DNA origami -- DNA-based design of precise nanostructures -- scientists have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get the strongest ... read more

Herpes Viruses and Tumors Evolved to Learn How to Manipulate the Same Ancient RNA

Jan. 14, 2019 — Herpes viral infections use the ancient genetic material found in the human genome to proliferate, mimicking the same process tumors have been found to manipulate, Mount Sinai researchers have shown ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — New research means more than 90 percent of the most common cases of childhood cancer can now be classified by subtype, an advance likely to fuel precision ... read more

Unraveling the Genetic Causes of Skin Cancer

Jan. 14, 2019 — Medical researchers are helping to identify the genetic factors that lead to squamous cell carcinoma. In a new article, they show how the interaction between a cell signaling pathway called MET and a ... read more

VISTA Checkpoint Implicated in Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy Resistance

Jan. 11, 2019 — Researchers have identified a new potential immunotherapy target in pancreatic cancer, which so far has been notoriously resistant to treatment with immune checkpoint blockade drugs effective against ... read more

New Leukemia Drug Is More Effective and Easier to Use

Jan. 11, 2019 — Oncologists have found that a newer targeted drug is significantly more effective than standard therapy for treating elderly patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The drug is taken as a ... read more

Researchers Correct Genetic Mutation That Causes IPEX, a Life-Threatening Autoimmune Syndrome

Jan. 10, 2019 — Researchers have created a method for modifying blood stem cells to reverse the genetic mutation that causes a life-threatening autoimmune syndrome called ... read more

AI Approach Outperformed Human Experts in Identifying Cervical Precancer

Jan. 10, 2019 — A research team has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images of a woman's cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention. This ... read more

Bacteria Help Discover Human Cancer-Causing Proteins

Jan. 10, 2019 — Researchers applied an unconventional approach that used bacteria to discover human proteins that can lead to DNA damage and promote ... read more

Jan. 10, 2019 — Researchers have developed a novel way to deliver drugs and therapies into cells at the nanoscale without causing toxic effects that have stymied other such efforts. The work could someday lead to ... read more

Jan. 10, 2019 — The most deadly aspect of breast cancer is metastasis. It spreads cancer cells throughout the body. Researchers have now discovered a substance that suppresses the formation of ... read more

Uncovering More Options in Cancer Immunotherapy

Jan. 10, 2019 — If scientists want to boost immune cells' ability to kill cancer cells, then vast libraries of small molecules are potentially available. A new paper shows a platform to sort through them, plus ... read more

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