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Fabricated Molecule Induces "Cancer Cell Suicide" in Mice

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September 15, 2013
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Scientists at The Jackson Laboratory in Maine have developed a molecule they say offers the potential of providing a genetic alternative to chemotherapy in treating leukemia and possibly other forms of cancer. Tara Cleary reports.


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Newsy (May 15, 2014) — The mice were given human stem cells to test stem cell rejection. But instead of rejecting the human cells, the mice began to show positive reactions. Video provided by Newsy
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Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) — An increasing number of antibiotics is proving less effective and developing new drugs is not lucrative for the pharmaceuticals industry. Now there's help from a relatively young scientific discipline that marries entomology and biotechnology.Many bugs are masters at adaptation and survival and they boast an incredibly robust immune system. Scientists from Giessen are searching for molecules and proteins with which insects successfully fight off bacteria and fungi. They've isolated a molecule from the multicolored Asian lady beetle which could work against tuberculosis and malaria. And even the honeycomb moth produces molecules that can combat disease-causing pathogens.
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