News tagged with plos genetics

How do cancers become resistant to chemotherapy?

Genetic mutations in cancer cells can lead to resistance to treatment, thereby potentially resulting in relapse. However, a new article, published April 3 in the magazine section of the online, open-access journal PLoS Bi ...

Apr 03, 2012
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Molecule's role in cancer suggests new combination therapy

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a molecule found at elevated levels in cancer cells seems to protect them from the "cell-suicide" that is usually triggered by chemotherapy ...

Mar 01, 2012
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Genetic risk for elevated arsenic toxicity discovered

One of the first large-scale genomic studies conducted in a developing country has discovered genetic variants that elevate the risk for skin lesions in people chronically exposed to arsenic. Genetic changes found near the ...

Feb 23, 2012
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