Genetics

Early genetic development of the brain mapped

In an article published in Nature, researchers from Karolinska Institutet present an atlas of the early development of the brain. The atlas can be used, among other things, to find out what went wrong in the development of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mini-colons advance colorectal cancer research

In a breakthrough for cancer research, scientists at EPFL have created lab-grown mini-colons that can accurately mimic the development of colorectal tumors, offering a powerful new tool for studying and testing treatments ...

Oncology & Cancer

Review explores therapeutic targets in tumor microenvironment

The tumor microenvironment (TME) is the ecosystem surrounding a tumor, which usually consists of non-tumoral cells and molecules they produce and release. The interplay between tumor cells and the TME significantly impacts ...

Oncology & Cancer

What reactivates dormant cancer cells?

Researchers at Columbia University have found a molecule that is responsible for arousing dormant cells from breast cancer and nudging them to create metastases. Silencing this molecule, called Malat1, in mice with breast ...

Medications

Predicting correct dosage may improve success of drug repurposing

Before a drug can be used to treat a disease, it must go through a lengthy and expensive trial process to prove both safety and effectiveness. By repurposing already-approved drugs, researchers can cut out the time and expense ...

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