Medical research

Nature-inspired peptide shows anti-tumor activity

An Austrian study demonstrates an anti-tumor effect of certain nature-derived cyclic peptides. The study, which has now been published internationally, not only demonstrates the inhibition of cell division by these peptides, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genome-wide intricacies of cancer inhibitor untangled

A newly discovered inhibitor of a common cancer-causing protein operates selectively, reducing expression of genes that fuel rampant cell proliferation and alter the epigenome, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers develop newly redefined breast cancer response subtypes

Research scientists and statisticians from UC San Francisco have developed improved biomarker classifications as part of their research results in the I-SPY 2 trial for high-risk breast cancer patients. The new cancer response ...

Oncology & Cancer

New database to 'SpUR' on cancer research

An interactive web portal developed by scientists at KAUST offers a platform for cancer researchers to interrogate how RNA splicing in noncoding parts of genes fuels the growth of different types of tumors.

Medications

Is a cancer pill a matter of time?

A cancer pill, preferably without severe side effects, is something we'd all welcome. Is it a matter of time before such a pill is a reality? We put this question to three Leiden researchers and asked how they themselves ...

Immunology

CRISPR screen identifies new anti-inflammatory drug target

A metabolic enzyme that has been studied in cancer biology and is important for T cell function may offer a new target for anti-inflammatory therapeutics, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered. They report Nov. 11 in the ...

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