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Cracking ‘virus code’ could help fight cancer

Cracking 'virus code' could help fight cancer 2

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Virus experts from Cardiff University’s School of Medicine have uncovered, for the first time, how a virus known as Adenovirus type 26 (Ad26), which has been used effectively in a tamed form as a vaccine, can infect human cells. Ad26 is a virus of great interest …

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    PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

    PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer 4

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life had a twofold greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women who never had any PTSD symptoms, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan …

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      Scientists develop possible strategy for cancer drug resistance

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      The chemical structure of a prospective drug sitting inside the protein kinase IRAK4. Credit: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have devised a potential treatment against a common type of leukemia that could have implications for many other …

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        USPSTF advises meds to reduce risk for primary breast cancer

        USPSTF advises meds to reduce risk for primary breast cancer 9

        The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians offer risk-reducing medications to women at increased risk for breast cancer and at low risk for adverse medication effects. These recommendations form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Sept. 3 issue of the Journal of the …

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          Drug designed to treat metastatic pancreatic cancer may help extend life

          Drug designed to treat metastatic pancreatic cancer may help extend life 10

          Axial CT image with i.v. contrast. Macrocystic adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head. Credit: public domain A drug developed by researchers at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University that targets enzymes involved in the development of pancreatic cancer cells is showing promise for improved treatment of metastatic pancreatic …

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