News tagged with therapeutic agents

Muscle health depends on sugar superstructure

For many inherited diseases, such as cystic fibrosis or Huntington disease, the disease-causing genetic mutation damages or removes a protein that has an essential role in the body. This protein defect is the root cause of ...

Aug 08, 2013
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A roadblock to personalized cancer care?

There's a major roadblock to creating personalized cancer care. Doctors need a way to target treatments to patients most likely to benefit and avoid treating those who will not. Tumor biomarker tests can help do this.

Aug 01, 2013
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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 engineered" ...

Jul 15, 2013
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