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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Feb. 28, 2017 — Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in cell stiffness is an indicator of cancerous tissue, but ... read more

Two Migration Proteins Boost Predictive Value of Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker

Feb. 28, 2017 — Adding two blood-borne proteins associated with cancer cell migration increases the predictive ability of the current biomarker for pancreatic cancer to detect early stage disease, a research team ... read more

Liver Tumor Growth in Mice Slowed With New Chemo-Immunotherapy Treatment

Feb. 28, 2017 — Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer, but treatment options are limited and many patients are diagnosed in late stages when the disease can't be treated. Now, ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — A new potential strategy to personalize therapy for brain and blood cancers has now been discovered by ... read more

Mammography Trends Show Improved Cancer Detection, More Biopsies

Feb. 28, 2017 — The shift from film to digital technology appears to have improved cancer detection rates for diagnostic mammography, but also has increased the abnormal interpretation rate, which may lead to more ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Some fruit flies build up tolerance to the toxin alpha-amanitin; the genetic mechanisms behind this adaptation link to an important metabolic pathway. Scientists have now used genome-wide association ... read more

Statins Do Not Benefit Patients With Lung Cancer, New Study Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new ... read more

Drug Combination Defeats Dengue, Ebola in Mice, Study Finds

Feb. 27, 2017 — A combination of two cancer drugs inhibited both dengue and Ebola virus infections in mice in a study, despite the fact that these two viruses are vastly different from each ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers analyzed RNA from patients with disease that was limited to the lungs as well as cancers that had ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response—the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study suggests that therapeutics that modulate the ... read more

Molecule Stops Fatal Pediatric Brain Tumor

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a molecule that stops the growth of an aggressive pediatric brain tumor. The tumor is always fatal and primarily strikes children under 10 years ... read more

Genetic Variant of P53 Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Risk in Premenopausal African American Women

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a significant association between a rare genetic variant of the p53 gene present in African American women and their risk of developing breast cancer in premenopausal ... read more

Who Gets Sunburned? Survey Finds Risk Is Greater for Young Adults With Melanin-Rich Skin

Feb. 27, 2017 — New results point to an urgent need for sunburn prevention among young adults, particularly those who have skin with higher melanin content. Researchers found a surprising correlation between ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers have designed a machine that can rapidly produce large quantities of customized peptides. This technology could help researchers rapidly generate new peptide drugs to test on diseases ... read more

Novel 'Barcode' Tracking of T Cells in Immunotherapy Patients Identifies Likely Cancer-Killers

Feb. 24, 2017 — A new discovery makes an important step in identifying which specific T cells within the diverse army of a person's immune system are best suited to fight ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Sometimes cells spit out things we don't want them to -- like medications. Researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a tiny pump that expels, among other things, ... read more

Molecular 'on Switch' Could Point to Treatments for Pediatric Brain Tumor

Feb. 24, 2017 — Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have identified a mechanism that controls the expression of genes regulating the growth of the most aggressive form of medulloblastoma, the most common ... read more

Novel DNA Vaccine Design Improves Chances of Inducing Anti-Tumor Immunity

Feb. 24, 2017 — Scientists have devised a novel DNA vaccine approach through molecular design to improve the immune responses elicited against one of the most important cancer antigen ... read more

New Antiviral Drug Cuts Cytomegalovirus Infection, Improves Survival in Patients Undergoing Donor Stem Cell Transplant

Feb. 24, 2017 — In a significant advance in improving the safety of donor stem cell transplants, a major clinical trial has shown that a novel agent can protect against the most common viral infection that patients ... read more

Broad Cancer Vaccine May Be out of Reach

Feb. 23, 2017 — The high level of genetic diversity between individual tumors suggests that if it were to be developed, a broad cancer vaccine would be unlikely to work for more than 0.3 percent of the population, ... read more

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