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Researchers uncover new understanding of cancer cell telomere survival mechanisms

Research published in Science Signaling identifies new ways that telomeres regulate the aggressiveness and survival of tumors, making them potentially vulnerable therapeutic targets for killing cancer. The discovery was made by a team of researchers at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine while studying how cancer cells switch telomere regulation […]

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New approach for cell therapy shows potential against solid tumors with KRAS mutations

A new technology for cellular immunotherapy developed by Abramson Cancer Center researchers at Penn Medicine showed promising anti-tumor activity in the lab against hard-to-treat cancers driven by the once-considered ‘undruggable’ KRAS mutation, including lung, colorectal, and pancreatic. The study, published online in Nature Communications, successfully demonstrated using human cells that a T-cell receptor, or TCR, […]

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New organ-on-a-chip finds crucial interaction between blood, ovarian cancer tumors

Researchers at Texas A&M University are pushing organ-on-a-chip devices to new levels that could change the way clinicians approach cancer treatment, particularly ovarian cancer. A team has recently submitted a patent disclosure with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. The research team, led by Abhishek Jain, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering […]

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New recommendations for popliteal artery aneurysms

(HealthDay)—In a clinical practice guideline issued by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, recommendations are presented for the medical management of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs). Alik Farber, M.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues developed recommendations relating to PAA screening, indications for intervention, repair […]

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Papua New Guineans show signs of biological adaptations to altitude

High altitude environments are one of the most demanding habitats in which humans have ever lived. This difficulty is mainly due to hypoxia: oxygen is less available to human tissues at high altitude. However, several populations worldwide have successfully settled at high altitude for thousands of years, and even display physical traits to counteract hypoxic […]

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Study shows new warm vaccine effective against all key virus variants

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, played an important role in evaluating heat-tolerant COVID-19 vaccine formulations developed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and biotech start-up Mynvax—against all current SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. Published today in the peer-reviewed ACS Infectious Diseases journal, researchers showed the vaccine formulations triggered a strong immune response in mice, protected […]

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Indonesia is new epicenter of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

With the exception of Singapore, Southeast Asian countries have recorded unprecedented spikes in daily case numbers and deaths during the last several weeks. In April 2021, Thailand recorded an eight-fold increase in 7-day average daily new cases. The trend in the last few weeks have been worse. Malaysia’s seven-day average daily new cases per million […]

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New tool estimates your immune age, predicts risk of disease

A new tool gauges the degree of chronic inflammation in a person’s body to determine their “immunological age;” this number hints at when and whether that person will become frail or develop heart disease later in life, scientists report.   The tool, called iAge, uses a type of artificial intelligence (AI) called a deep neural […]