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Targeted ultrasound for noninvasive diagnosis of brain cancer

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Targeted ultrasound for noninvasive diagnosis of brain cancer Targeted ultrasound for noninvasive diagnosis of brain cancer Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Brain tumors are typically diagnosed using MRI imaging, as taking a sample for a tissue biopsy is risky and may not be possible due to tumor location or a patient’s …

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Organoids help bridge gap between laboratory study and animal modeling of colorectal cancer

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Organoids help bridge gap between laboratory study and animal modeling of colorectal cancer Organoids help bridge gap between laboratory study and animal modeling of colorectal cancer Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have biofabricated human colorectal cancer miniature organs, called organoids, to …

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Scientists discover novel drug target for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Scientists discover novel drug target for pancreatic cancer Scientists discover novel drug target for pancreatic cancer Axial CT image with i.v. contrast. Macrocystic adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head. Credit: public domain Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have uncovered a novel drug target, a protein called PPP1R1B, that …

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Four-stranded DNA structures found to play role in breast cancer

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Four-stranded DNA structures found to play role in breast cancer Four-stranded DNA structures found to play role in breast cancer From left to right, the structures of A-, B- and Z-DNA. Credit: Wikipedia Four stranded DNA structures—known as G-quadruplexes—have been shown to play a role in certain types of breast …

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Hearing loss linked to neurocognitive deficits in childhood cancer survivors

Hearing loss linked to neurocognitive deficits in childhood cancer survivors

Hearing loss linked to neurocognitive deficits in childhood cancer survivors Hearing loss linked to neurocognitive deficits in childhood cancer survivors Research shows that severe hearing loss in childhood cancer survivors is associated with neurocognitive deficits independent of type of therapy. Credit: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Scientists at St. Jude …

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Biologist uses genome database to investigate cancer cells

Biologist uses genome database to investigate cancer cells

Biologist uses genome database to investigate cancer cells Biologist uses genome database to investigate cancer cells Florida State University researchers are contributing to the the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, a project to better understand how the human genome works. Credit: National Institutes of Health. Florida State University Professor of Biological …

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New drug targets for lethal brain cancer discovered

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New drug targets for lethal brain cancer discovered New drug targets for lethal brain cancer discovered Glioblastoma (histology slide). Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 More than 200 genes with novel and known roles in glioblastoma—the most aggressive type of brain cancer—offer promising new drug targets. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, …

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