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New Family of Small RNAs Boosts Cell Proliferation in Cancer

Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for a new class of therapy.
24-Jun-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Stress Hormones Could Undermine Breast Cancer Therapy

Stress hormones often given to patients to treat the side effects of therapy may cause a subset of breast cancers to become treatment-resistant.
19-Jun-2015 6:00 AM EDT

New Sleep Genes Found

Researchers discover that a protein called Taranis could hold the key to a good night’s sleep.
11-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Why Obesity Predisposes to Severe Respiratory Failure

A hormone that regulates blood sugar levels may be the key to reducing the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome in obese patients.
11-Jun-2015 6:00 AM EDT

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD to Lead the NCI-Designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University

Karen Knudsen will become the ninth woman in an illustrious group of 68 leaders of NCI-designated Cancer Centers around the nation.
2-Jun-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Practice-Changing Study Offers New Option for Tough Breast Cancer Cases

A new phase 3 study in some of the most difficult-to-treat patients, women with endocrine-resistant disease, showed that the newly approved drug, palbociclib, more than doubled the time to cancer recurrence for women with hormone-receptor (HR+)...
30-May-2015 7:30 AM EDT

Photoactive Dye Could Prevent Infection During Bone-Repair Surgery

A green dye that sticks to bone grafts becomes antimicrobial with the flick of a light switch and could help reduce the risk of infections during bone-reconstruction surgeries.
7-May-2015 8:30 AM EDT

Cytokine May Play a Major Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers discover the role of a major cytokine in multiple sclerosis that could be a target for new therapy against the disease.
29-Apr-2015 8:05 AM EDT

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