Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Your energy-efficient washing machine could be harboring pathogens

For the first time ever, investigators have identified a washing machine as a reservoir of multidrug-resistant pathogens. The pathogens, a single clone of Klebsiella oxytoca, were transmitted repeatedly to newborns in a neonatal ...

Oncology & Cancer

PML as potential treatment for pancreatic cancer

A recent study in The FASEB Journal identifies a new mechanism of pancreatic tumors' resistance to chemotherapeutic treatment. The mechanism involves the loss of function of promyelocytic leukemia protein (PML), which operates ...

Medical research

Meet BORIS: Possible new culprit in drug-resistant cancer

Like a Russian bot corrupting U.S. elections, or a new prime minister wreaking havoc in the U.K., a protein named BORIS is showing itself to be a malevolent player in some childhood cancers. New research fingers BORIS as ...

Medical research

In human cells and mice, a cure for the common cold, study reports

Temporarily disabling a single protein inside our cells might be able to protect us from the common cold and other viral diseases, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford University and University of California-San ...

Medical research

Resistance can spread even without the use of antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance does not spread only where and when antibiotics are used in large quantities, ETH researchers conclude from laboratory experiments. Reducing antibiotic use alone is therefore not sufficient to curtail ...

Oncology & Cancer

Drug-resistant cancer cells create own Achilles heel

The cells of most patients' cancers are resistant to a class of drugs, called proteasome inhibitors, that should kill them. When studied in the lab, these drugs are highly effective, yet hundreds of clinical trials testing ...

Oncology & Cancer

New cancer strategies promising, says researcher

Dr. Tim Fenton, an expert in cancer research at the University, says the announcement of new strategies to overcome the evolution of drug resistance in tumours could dramatically increase the effectiveness of cancer therapies.

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