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What makes erionite carcinogenic?

Mineralogists provide new findings on carcinogenic silicate ...

Probing the function of key proteins

Professor Barbara Imperiali creates better biochemical tools for basic biology and drug development. ...

Melanoma mutation likes fat for fuel; diet modulates effect in mice

Cancer cells love glucose, the simple sugar the body uses for energy, so a high-fat, low-carb diet should starve them, right? ... Full story

Clinical Trial Assesses Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Drug

By Sarah Plumridge A recent clinical trial published in Lancet Oncology assessed the safety and efficacy of the drug ibrutinib in patients with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, a ... Full story

Science in Focus: Rebuilding the Salivary Gland After Radiation

By Christina Hueschen   A fluorescent marker was inserted into the genome of mouse salivary stem cells. Researchers were then able to label acinar cells in green ... Full story

A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers

Researchers at the RI-MUHC have made a discovery that could improve care for about 15% of patients with head and neck cancer linked to alcohol and tobacco use ... Full story

‘Molecular volume control’ may help combat tumours

A ‘molecular volume control’ may one day be used to manipulate enzyme activity in order control the development and treatment of cancer, according to research at the Universities of Dundee and Bath. ... Full story

A Divide and Conquer Strategy to Fighting Cancer

For more than three decades, Taxol has been the most widely used chemotherapy drug to treat a variety of cancers. Still, it only benefits half of patients treated with it, and no one really knows why. ... Full story

Lipid metabolism is potential ‘Achilles’ heel’ for cancer stem cells

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers have discovered a metabolic signature critical for the functioning of “cancer stem cells” that initiate tumor formation. The team also showed how to interfere with this metabolic mechanism in ovarian cancer, inhibiting tumor growth. ... Full story

Researchers uncover mechanism for cancer-killing properties of pepper plant

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have uncovered the chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands of years. ... Full story

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