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September 29, 2020

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Strong Activation of Anti-Bacterial T Cells Linked to Severe COVID-19

A type of anti-bacterial T cells, so-called MAIT cells, are strongly activated in people with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease, according to a new ...

Viral Load Predicts Mortality Rate in Hospitalized Patients With Cancer and COVID-19

Higher viral loads are associated with a greater risk of death among cancer and non-cancer patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 ...

Building Bridges: PARP Enzymes Bring Broken DNA Together

Researchers capture the structure of PARP enzymes at work, leading to a new understanding of DNA repair that may aid cancer treatments targeting the ...

Biological Sex Affects Genes for Body Fat, Cancer, Birth Weight

Biological sex has a small but ubiquitous influence on gene expression in almost every type of human tissue, reports a new study. These sex differences are observed for genes involved in many ...
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Genetic Testing Cost Effective for Newly Diagnosed GIST

Researchers reported that genetic testing is cost-effective and beneficial for newly diagnosed patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), a rare type of ...

Opening an Autophagy Window as the Apoptosis Door Starts to Close

Researchers have successfully attached the cancer cell-targeting antibody Trastuzumab to a previously reported supermolecule that induces autophagic cell death. The antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) ...

New Way to Halt Leukemia Relapse Shown Promising in Mice

Drugs tackling chronic myelogenous leukemia have completely transformed prognoses of patients over the last couple of decades, with most cases going into remission. But drug resistance can occur, ...

Coffee Associated With Improved Survival in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients

In a large group of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, consumption of a few cups of coffee a day was associated with longer survival and a lower risk of the cancer worsening, researchers ...

Algorithms Uncover Cancers' Hidden Genetic Losses and Gains

Limitations in DNA sequencing technology make it difficult to detect some major mutations often linked to cancer, such as the loss or duplication of parts of chromosomes. Now, methods developed by ...

Keys to Control the 'Driver of Cancer's Aggressiveness'

A dangerous protein named SNAI2 helps cancers metastasize and shields cancer from both the immune system and chemotherapy. Worse, SNAI2 is in a family of proteins that are notoriously hard to fight ...

Engineered Bacteria Churn out Cancer Biomarkers

Pity the glycan. A lab has created these very tools by commandeering simple, single-celled microorganisms - namely E. coli bacteria - and engineering them to explore the complex process of ...

Why the Dose Matters: Study Shows Levels and Anti-Tumor Effectiveness of a Common Drug Vary Widely

When used to manage infections, the drug itraconazole is generally given at a single, fixed dose to all patients. But determining the correct dosage of the drug to help treat cancer isn't that ...

Improving the Efficacy of Cellular Therapies

A new study deepens the understanding of the development of T cell, an important component of the immune ...

Discovering New Bait for the Immune System May Lead to Additional Treatments for Melanoma

A new study has uncovered new markers (HLA-associated peptides) that are uniquely present on melanoma tumors and could pave the way for therapeutic vaccines to be developed in the fight against ...

Discoveries Made in How Immune System Detects Hidden Intruders

Research has led to better understanding on how components of the body's immune system find intruding or damaged cells, which could lead to novel approaches to viral and cancer ...

Human White Blood Cells Use Molecular Paddles to Swim

Human white blood cells, known as leukocytes, swim using a newly described mechanism called molecular paddling, researchers report. This microswimming mechanism could explain how both immune cells ...

The Wnt Pathway Gets Even More Complicated

A new role for Casein Kinase-1 on RNF43 is ...

Researchers Use Soy to Improve Bone Cancer Treatment

Researchers showed that the slow release of soy-based chemical compounds from a 3D-printed bone-like scaffold resulted in a reduction in bone cancer cells while building up healthy cells and reducing ...

Combining Two Precision Medicines Can Treat Drug-Resistant Cancers

Launching a dual-pronged attack on tumours using a combination of two innovative precision medicines could treat patients with multiple common cancers, a new clinical trial ...

New Method to Produce Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a method of biosynthesizing plasmonic gold nanoparticles within cancer cells, without the need for conventional bench-top lab methods. It has the potential to notably ...

Gene That Drives Ovarian Cancer Identified

Scientists have pinpointed which specific genes drive - or delay - high-grade serious ovarian ...

New Immunotherapy to Beat Cancer

Scientists have succeeded in neutralizing a molecule that blocks the immune system against cancer. The researchers discovered that this new immunotherapy increases the action of another well-known ...

DNA-Based Nanotechnology Stimulates Potent Antitumor Immune Responses

Combining their expertise in protein engineering and synthetic DNA technology, scientists successfully delivered nanoparticle antitumor vaccines that stimulated robust CD8 T cell immunity and ...

Addicted to the Sun? Research Shows It's in Your Genes

Sun-seeking behavior is linked to genes involved in addiction, behavioral and personality traits and brain function, according to a study of more than 260,000 ...

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