Oncology & Cancer

Understanding the DNA repair toolkit to chart cancer evolution

The ongoing fight of science against cancer has made great strides, but cancer cells have not made it easy. The complexity of cancer cells and their adaptive evolutionary nature complicate the search for effective cures. ...

Medical research

Blocking DNA repair enzyme could help treat certain cancers

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have found a new way to prevent some tumors from repairing their own DNA, a function that is essential for cancer cell survival. This discovery could lead to much needed new treatments ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Consequences of Zika virus infection on glial cells

Studies regarding the brain damage caused by the Zika virus have revealed the virus' predilection for a certain neural cell: the astrocyte. However, few studies have sought to identify the infection effects on these cells, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers suggest new treatment for rare inherited cancers

Studying two rare inherited cancer syndromes, Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have found the cancers are driven by a breakdown in how cells repair their DNA. The discovery, published today in Nature Genetics, suggests ...

Oncology & Cancer

Targeting cancer by sabotaging the DNA repair seesaw

A protein that cancer cells rely on to stave off cell death also helps them regulate DNA repair, researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) have discovered.

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