Study provides new focus for developing drugs to fight cancer
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Cancer researchers and drug companies may have been too quick to ignore a promising line of inquiry that targets a specific cell protein, according to a research team led by a biomedical scientist in the School of Medicine ...
Parisians grapple with worst winter pollution in a decade
Dec 08, 2016
Under deceptively blue skies, the marvels of Paris beckoned. But art dealer Sophie Vigourous wore a face mask to appreciate them because of the pollution.
Scientists reveal 'safety catch' within all dividing cells
Dec 08, 2016
Researchers have made a major discovery about how cells control when to divide - representing a step forward in scientists' understanding of one of the most fundamental processes of life.
Gene "bookmarking" regulates the fate of stem cells
Dec 07, 2016
A protein that stays attached on chromosomes during cell division plays a critical role in determining the type of cell that stem cells can become. The discovery, made by EPFL scientists, has significant implications for ...
New computational model provides a tool for improving the production of valuable drugs
Dec 01, 2016
An extensive study involving partners from five continents has resulted in a model describing the metabolism of Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO). This model can be used to improve and accelerate the production of biotherapeutics, ...
New strategy may drop cancer's guard
Nov 30, 2016
A drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers, but not until researchers decode the complex interactions that in some cases help promote tumors, according to Rice University scientists.
Nanotechnology a 'green' approach to treating liver cancer
Nov 29, 2016
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 700,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. Currently, the only cure for the disease is to surgically remove the cancerous part of the liver or ...
Researchers discover mechanism behind immunosuppressive effects of drugs used to treat autoimmune disorders and cancers
Nov 24, 2016
Biochemists at The University of Texas at Arlington have demonstrated the mechanism behind how thiopurine drugs suppress immune response.
New tool to track circulating cancer cells
Nov 22, 2016
Cancerous tumours are known to release cells into the bloodstream, and it is these circulating tumour cells or CTCs that are the sources of metastatic tumours – tumours that spread and form in distant locations in the body. ...
Scientists create innovative drug design strategy to improve breast cancer treatment
Nov 21, 2016
While there have been advances in the treatment of hormone-driven breast cancer, resistance to these therapies remains a significant problem. Side effects, including an increased risk of uterine cancer among postmenopausal ...