Medical research

DF-PGT, now possible through massive sequencing techniques

A research team from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with the Blood and Tissue Bank of Catalonia, has implemented a massive sequencing platform for preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) for ...

Cancer

Fishing for new leads in a rare melanoma

Zebrafish are an emerging power tool in cancer research. They can be engineered to light up when certain genes turn on—capturing the moment when a cancer is initiated. Because they breed so quickly, they lend themselves ...

Cancer

A novel data-driven method to personalize cancer treatment

Identifying and prioritizing treatment options based on a patient's profile of genetic alterations is a major challenge in personalized cancer medicine. A new data-driven approach called PanDrugs can help to this end. This ...

Cancer

Vigil immunotherapy tolerated well for recurrent ovarian CA Tx

(HealthDay)—Vigil immunotherapy shows good tolerability for recurrent ovarian cancer patients, and PARP 7, a poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase protein, may play a significant role in survival for ovarian cancer, according to ...

Cancer

Study tracks evolutionary transition to destructive cancer

Evolution describes how all living forms cope with challenges in their environment, as they struggle to persevere against formidable odds. Mutation and selective pressure—cornerstones of Darwin's theory—are the means ...

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