Oncology & Cancer

New inhibitor blocks the oncogenic protein KRAS

One of the major goals in the development of anti-cancer treatments is to find an inhibitor effective against the oncogenic protein known as KRAS. Despite decades of active agent research, efforts to intercede in this protein's ...

Medical research

New drug may protect the heart during ischemia

Research from three Yale laboratories—in the fields of immunobiology, chemistry, and cardiology—could lead to new drugs to reduce complications during cardiac surgery or heart attacks. If they pan out in human trials, ...

Immunology

Researchers design mouse with more human-like immune response

Medical scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have bred a first-of-its-kind mouse model that possesses an immune response system more like a human's. The discovery makes way for quicker and more cost-effective ...

Medical research

Hypertension traced to source in brain

(Medical Xpress)—When the heart works too hard, the brain may be to blame, says new Cornell research that is changing how scientists look at high blood pressure (hypertension). The study, published in the Journal of Clinical ...

Oncology & Cancer

Unexpected toughness may mark out cancer cells in the blood

(Medical Xpress)—A surprising discovery about the physical properties of cancer cells could help improve a new diagnostic approach – a liquid biopsy – that detects, measures, and evaluates cancer cells in blood.

Medical research

Cilia guide neuronal migration in developing brain

A new study demonstrates the dynamic role cilia play in guiding the migration of neurons in the embryonic brain. Cilia are tiny hair-like structures on the surfaces of cells, but here they are acting more like radio antennae.

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