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Mice with a human immune system help research into cancer and infections
Researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital have succeeded in using mice with a transplanted human immune system to study functions in the immune system which are otherwise particularly difficult to study. (2019-06-25)
How gastric stem cells fight bacteria
Stem cells are not only key players in tissue regeneration, they are also capable of taking direct action against bacteria. (2019-06-25)
Discovery may help kick-start ageing immune system
The thymus, a vital organ producing the immune system's T cells, is one of the first to diminish in function as we age, resulting in a gradual loss of T cell production and eventually increased susceptibility to infections and cancer. (2019-06-25)
Scientists track brain tumor turncoats with advanced imaging
To better understand the cells that brain tumors recruit, scientists developed advanced imaging techniques to visualize macrophages. (2019-06-25)
How human genetic data is helping dogs fight cancer
Colorado study sequences 33 canine cancer cell lines to identify 'human' genetic changes could be driving these canine cancers, possibly helping veterinary oncologists use more human medicines to cure cancer in dogs. (2019-06-25)
Study reveals elevated cancer risk in children with birth defects
A collaborative team of scientists led by Baylor College of Medicine has assembled the largest study to date to evaluate cancer risk in children with birth defects. (2019-06-25)
Immunotherapy and HDAC inhibition are anti-cancer besties
Colorado study shows that adding HDAC inhibitor sensitized cancers to anti-PD1 therapy. (2019-06-24)
Pathogen engineered to self-destruct underlies cancer vaccine platform
A team of investigators has developed a cancer vaccine technology using live, attenuated pathogens as vectors. (2019-06-24)
Tapping into the way cells communicate
For the first time, scientists can record cells communicating in real time, opening the floodgates for new developments in cell therapy and other areas within cell biology. (2019-06-24)
Immunology -- not just supporting actors
Non-classical monocytes were long thought to play a purely surveillance role in the immune system. (2019-06-21)
Researchers find link between exposure to world trade center dust and prostate cancer
World Trade Center (WTC) responders with prostate cancer showed signs that exposure to dust from the World Trade Center site had activated chronic inflammation in their prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to a study by Mount Sinai researchers in Molecular Cancer Research in June. (2019-06-20)
God doesn't play dice -- does cancer?
Colorado study suggests that changes to the tissue ecosystem and not necessarily mutations allows growth of cancer. (2019-06-20)
New p53 gene discovery sheds light on how to make cancer therapies more effective
Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center have discovered that the loss of a protein called DBC1 in breast cancer cells leads to the dysregulation of normal anti-cancer functions, contributing to cancer cell growth and resistance to therapies. (2019-06-20)
Timed release of turmeric stops cancer cell growth
A WSU research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells. (2019-06-20)
Signature of an ineffective immune response to cancer revealed
Our immune system is programmed to destroy cancer cells. Sometimes it has trouble slowing disease progression because it doesn't act quickly or strongly enough. (2019-06-20)
Long thought harmless, a glycan biomarker may cause pancreatic disease and cancer
A widely recognized biomarker for pancreatic disease, CA19-9, thought to be benign for decades, may in fact be a promoter for the development of these diseases, including pancreatic cancer. (2019-06-20)
Mapping and measuring proteins on the surfaces of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in cells
Researchers from Kanazawa University on the development of a technique to closely track a specific protein on the surfaces of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in cells. (2019-06-19)
Study reveals global disparities in cervical cancer rates among women with HIV
A new International Journal of Cancer study indicates that rates of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) are particularly high in women living with HIV in South Africa or Latin America. (2019-06-19)
Reconfigurable multi-organ-on-a-chip system reliably evaluates chemotherapy toxicity
Christopher McAleer and colleagues have created a new multiorgan-on-a-chip system that can accurately capture the toxic effects of chemotherapies that have been metabolized by the liver -- effects usually not seen in standard cell culture preclinical drug development. (2019-06-19)
Research discovery leads to new clinical trial for myelofibrosis patients
Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) discovered in laboratory studies that an experimental drug called selinexor may block a crucial survival pathway exploited by myelofibrosis cells. (2019-06-19)
First events in stem cells becoming specialized cells needed for organ development
Cell biologists at the University of Toronto shed light on the very first step stem cells go through to turn into the specialized cells that make up organs. (2019-06-19)
Redundancies in T cells
Researchers at ETH Zurich have discovered redundancies in the biochemical signalling pathways of immune cells. (2019-06-18)
IDIBELL researchers relate the amplification of a chromosomal region with resistance to to a chemotherapeutic drug in breast cancer
IDIBELL researchers relate the amplification of a chromosomal region with resistance to a chemotherapeutic drug in breast cancer. (2019-06-18)
New methods from material sciences in physics find their way into cancer research
A new study on the behavior of water in cancer cells shows how methods usually limited to physics can be of great use in cancer research. (2019-06-18)
Cell division at high speed
When two proteins work together, this worsens the prognosis for lung cancer patients: their chances of survival are particularly poor in this case. (2019-06-18)
CNIO researchers describe new functions of protein that plays key role in some tumors and rare diseases
Cohesin is a protein complex that plays a key role in cell division; its role in 3D genome structure was described in recent years. (2019-06-18)
Preoperative management of inflammation may stave off cancer recurrences
A new study out of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that that traditional cancer treatments can paradoxically promote new tumor growth. (2019-06-18)
Microfluidics device captures circulating cancer cell clusters
About 90% of cancer deaths are due to metastases, when tumors spread to other vital organs, and a research group recently realized that it's not individual cells but rather distinct clusters of cancer cells that circulate and metastasize to other organs. (2019-06-18)
Researchers identify compounds that starve melanoma cancer cells of energy
Researchers have found a possible counterpunch to the drug resistance of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. (2019-06-18)
Researchers identify enzyme that suppresses immune system in breast cancer
Duke Cancer Institute researchers outlined a potential way to uncloak breast cancer tumors to the body's immune system. (2019-06-17)
CNIO researchers find effective drug combinations for glioblastoma in mice
Glioblastoma is a brain tumour with very poor prognosis. Patients with glioblastoma usually develop resistance to treatments. (2019-06-13)
Special fibroblasts help pancreatic cancer cells evade immune detection
A subpopulation of fibroblasts called apCAFs can interact with the immune system to help pancreatic cancer cells avoid detection. (2019-06-13)
New finding: Biomarker indicates tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis in men with prostate cancer
Mortality due to prostate cancer is usually related to its likelihood to metastasize, especially to bone. (2019-06-12)
A homing beacon for chemotherapy drugs
Killing tumor cells while sparing their normal counterparts is a central challenge of cancer chemotherapy. (2019-06-12)
Mathematical tools to study tumors
The results obtained suggest that vitronectin can change the rigidity of the location of the tumorous cells. (2019-06-12)
Evolutionary discovery to rewrite textbooks
Scientists at The University of Queensland have upended biologists' century-old understanding of the evolutionary history of animals. (2019-06-12)
Sensitive, noninvasive platform detects circulating tumor cells in melanoma patients
Scientists have created a laser-based platform that can quickly and noninvasively screen large quantities of blood in patients with melanoma to detect circulating tumor cells (CTCs) -- a precursor to deadly metastases. (2019-06-12)
Researchers discover trigger for muscle-wasting condition
A team of researchers from the OU College of Medicine in Oklahoma City has published a research study that reveals how cachexia is triggered, setting the stage for further studies on how to prevent it. (2019-06-12)
Determining risk of recurrence in triple-negative breast cancer
A personalized prognosis for patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer was the goal of a new study by Katherine Varley, Ph.D., researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and assistant professor of oncological sciences at the University of Utah. (2019-06-12)
Novel agent reactivates an immune call by LIF blockade
Promising new therapy with a dual mechanism of action to eliminate cancer stem cells and activate the immune system now in clinical development. (2019-06-11)
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