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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

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

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

Nicotinamide Riboside (Vitamin B3) Prevents Nerve Pain Caused by Cancer Drugs

Feb. 23, 2017 — A new study in rats suggests that nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain (neuropathy) caused by chemotherapy drugs. The findings lay the ... read more

Europeans Brought New Strains of Ulcer-Causing Bacterium to Pre-Columbian Americas

Feb. 23, 2017 — A genomic study of a harmful stomach bacterium finds that foreign strains intermingled with and replaced local strains after the arrival of Europeans and African slaves across the ... read more

Gene Mutations Cause Leukemia, but Which Ones?

Feb. 23, 2017 — New research sought to better understand one 'typo' in a standard leukemia assay, or test. The study, however, encountered a new problem: an issue with the model system ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Why are pancreatic tumors so resistant to treatment? One reason is that the 'wound'-like tissue that surrounds the tumors, called stroma, is so dense, likely preventing cancer-killing drugs ... read more

Tumor Protein Could Hold Key to Pancreatic Cancer Survival

Feb. 23, 2017 — A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because current chemotherapies have little impact on the disease. In a new study, researchers were able to slow down growth and spread of ... read more

Anti-Aging Gene Identified as a Promising Therapeutic Target for Older Melanoma Patients

Feb. 23, 2017 — An anti-diabetic drug can inhibit the growth of melanoma in older patients by activating an anti-aging gene that in turn inhibits a protein involved in metastatic progression and resistance to ... read more

Direct-to-Consumer Genomics: Harmful or Empowering?

Feb. 23, 2017 — In a new study, a research explores questions that stem from new advances in direct-to-consumer DNA tests, which have the effect of separating the physician-patient relationship from access to new ... read more

Compounds That Show Potent Anti-Cancer Activity in Breast and Colon Tumor Cell Lines

Feb. 23, 2017 — Potential drugs have shown low toxicity in non-tumor cell lines, which could decrease side effects during chemotherapy, researchers ... read more

How Blood Can Be Rejuvenated

Feb. 23, 2017 — Our blood stem cells generate around a thousand billion new blood cells every day. But the blood stem cells’ capacity to produce blood changes as we age. This leads to older people being more ... read more

PI3K/mTOR Inhibitors May Be Effective Against Some Uterine Sarcomas

Feb. 23, 2017 — The protein P-S6S240 may serve as an indicator of poor prognosis for patients with a hard-to-treat type of uterine sarcoma called leiomyosarcoma, and preclinical data suggest that patients whose ... read more

Measuring Patients' Muscles to Predict Chemotherapy Side Effects

Feb. 22, 2017 — Measuring patients' muscle mass and quality could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for toxic side effects that could require hospitalizations, researchers ... read more

CAR T Cells More Powerful When Built With CRISPR, Researchers Find

Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers have harnessed the power of CRISPR/Cas9 to create more-potent chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells that enhance tumor rejection in ... read more

Superfluid Is Now Helping Brain Surgeons

Feb. 22, 2017 — A superfluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumors more accurately, say ... read more

Scientists Identify Chain Reaction That Shields Breast Cancer Stem Cells from Chemotherapy

Feb. 22, 2017 — Working with human breast cancer cells and mice, researchers say they have identified a biochemical pathway that triggers the regrowth of breast cancer stem cells after ... read more

Hormonal Maintenance Therapy May Improve Survival in Women With Chemo-Resistant Rare Ovarian or Peritoneum Cancer

Feb. 21, 2017 — For women with a rare subtype of epithelial ovarian or peritoneum cancer, known as low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC), hormone maintenance therapy (HMT) may significantly improve survival, according ... read more

Gut Bacteria Associated With Cancer Immunotherapy Response in Melanoma

Feb. 21, 2017 — Melanoma patients’ response to a major form of immunotherapy is associated with the diversity and makeup of trillions of potential allies and enemies found in the digestive ... read more

One-Off Bowel Scope Cuts Cancer Risk for at Least 17 Years

Feb. 21, 2017 — A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a ... read more

Death Rates from Cancer Will Fall Faster in Men Than in Women in Europe in 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 — Death rates from cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster in men than in women, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2017. Compared with 2012, death rates in ... read more

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