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Prostate cancer can now be diagnosed better using artificial intelligence

Prostate cancer can now be diagnosed better using artificial intelligence 8

Micrograph showing prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma (the most common form of prostate cancer) Credit: Wikipedia Researchers at Radboud university medical center have developed a ‘deep learning’ system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which uses tissue samples to arrive at its …

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    Plant-derived SVC112 hits cancer stem cells, leaves healthy cells alone

    Plant-derived SVC112 hits cancer stem cells, leaves healthy cells alone 9

    Tin Tin Su, PhD, and colleagues show promise of new drug SVC112 against cancer stem cells Credit: Paul Muhlrad The red, tube-shaped flowers of the firecracker bush (Bouvardia ternifolia), native to Mexico and the American Southwest, attract hummingbirds. The bush also provides the chemical bouvardin, which the lab of University …

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      Disorderly DNA helps cancer cells evade treatment

      Disorderly DNA helps cancer cells evade treatment 10

      When the chromatin packing is heterogenous and disordered, a cell demonstrates more plasticity. Credit: Northwestern University Each cell in the human body holds a full two meters of DNA. In order for that DNA to fit into the cell nucleus—a cozy space just one hundredth of a millimeter of space—it …

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