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New cancer drug target involving lipid chemical messengers

September 23, 2014 - 07:00
More than half of human cancers have abnormally upregulated chemical signals related to lipid metabolism, yet how these signals are controlled during tumor formation is not fully understood.

MRIs enable non-invasive tracking of emerging cell therapies

September 23, 2014 - 07:00
Cellular therapeutics - using intact cells to treat and cure disease - is a hugely promising new approach in medicine but it is hindered by the inability of doctors and scientists to effectively...

Colorectal cancer relapses may be predicted by expression of five genes

September 19, 2014 - 08:00
Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Oncology-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (ICO-IDIBELL), led by David Garcia-Molleví have identified 5 genes differentially expressed in normal...

Novel way found to block gene driving cancer growth

September 17, 2014 - 07:00
'When you want to keep an alligator from biting you, you can tie its mouth shut. We took another approach: We put a stick in its mouth to hold it open.

Using immunotoxins to kill colon cancer

September 10, 2014 - 08:00
These days, cancer researchers aim to design targeted and specific therapy - those that kill cancer but spare the surrounding tissue.

Genetic factors identified that are involved in pediatric ulcerative colitis

September 6, 2014 - 07:00
UCLA researchers were part of a team that has discovered the interplay of several genetic factors that may be involved in the development of early-onset ulcerative colitis, a severe type of...

A subset of stage III colon cancer patients benefit from new treatment

September 2, 2014 - 07:00
A subset of patients with stage III colon cancer had improved survival rates when treated with irinotecan-based therapy, according to a new study in Gastroenterology1 , the official journal of the...

Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth found on hollow-head toothbrushes

September 1, 2014 - 08:00
Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of...

Long-term colorectal-cancer mortality after adenoma removal lower than previously thought

August 29, 2014 - 08:00
Patients with intestinal polyps have a lower risk of dying from cancer than previously thought, according to Norwegian researchers. The Norwegian study is the world's largest of its kind.