News tagged with cancer gene

Random chance may explain hereditary disease

(Medical Xpress)—A new study from Karolinska Institutet and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research shows that random chance decides whether the gene copy you inherit from your mother or the one from your father is used ...

Jan 10, 2014
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East Asian genes may solve the skin cancer puzzle

Europeans fall prey to skin cancer because of their lighter skin, while Africans' dark skin protects them. But East Asians, whose skin colour resembles that of Europeans, are similar to Africans in their ...

Jan 07, 2014
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Helping good genes win in brain cancer cells

Researchers at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) have shown that manipulating an epigenetic mechanism, which regulates gene expression, may promote cell death and favor maturation towards less malignant-prone ...

Dec 20, 2013
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New test for chronic blood cancers

(Medical Xpress)—A new test for blood cancers will catch many more cases than the present test that identifies only 60 per cent.

Dec 11, 2013
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Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that ...

Dec 07, 2013
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Synthetic RNAs designed to fight cancer

(Medical Xpress)—In search of better cancer treatments, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have designed synthetic molecules that combine the advantages of two experimental ...

Dec 06, 2013
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