News tagged with molecular machinery

Clinical trials for cancer, one patient at a time

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers are developing a new approach to cancer clinical trials, in which therapies are designed and tested one patient at a time. The patient's tumor is "reverse ...

Jul 15, 2013
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Cancer stem cells isolated from kidney tumors

Scientists have isolated cancer stem cells that lead to the growth of Wilms' tumours, a type of cancer typically found in the kidneys of young children. The researchers have used these cancer stem cells to test a new therapeutic ...

Dec 13, 2012
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Preventing dangerous nonsense in human gene expression

Human genes are preferentially encoded by codons that are less likely to be mistranscribed (or "misread") into a STOP codon. This finding by Brian Cusack and colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics ...

Oct 13, 2011
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Iron key to brain tumor drug delivery

Brain cancer therapy may be more effective if the expression of an iron-storing protein is decreased to enhance the action of therapeutic drugs on brain cancer cells, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Jun 02, 2011
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