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Hormone Loss Could Be Involved in Colon Cancer

Like diabetes, colon cancer may be caused in part by the loss of one hormone, suggesting hormone replacement therapy could stall cancer formation.
6-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Circulating Tumor Cells Provide Genomic Snapshot of Breast Cancer

Tumor cells isolated from the blood of patients with triple negative breast cancer reveal similar cancer-driving mutations as those detected from standard biopsy, suggesting that circulating cells could one day replace tissue biopsies
6-Oct-2014 8:45 AM EDT

Conspicuous tRNA Lookalikes Riddle the Human Genome

A new discovery suggests that the number of human genomic loci that might be coding for tRNAs is nearly double what is currently known.
8-Oct-2014 12:30 PM EDT

MRSA Biofilms in Joint Fluid Make Infections Tough to Tackle

Scientists from Thomas Jefferson University and the National Institutes of Health come one step closer to understanding the difficulty of treating joint infection. Biofilm formation plays a role.
1-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Slight Alterations in microRNA Sequences Hold More Information Than Previously Thought

MicroRNA isoforms show population-specific and gender-specific signatures – a finding that could affect how researchers view and study microRNAs
23-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

West African Leaders, NIH, Gather to Discuss Ebola Outbreak

Thomas Jefferson University’s Ebola vaccine is one of the front runners of those currently in development.
16-Sep-2014 8:55 AM EDT

Watchful Waiting Isn’t Right for Everyone

African American men are one population that may be harmed by new guidelines that favor observation over treatment of early-stage prostate cancer.
3-Sep-2014 8:45 AM EDT

Gobbling Up Poison: A Method for Killing Colon Cancer

A new immunotoxin works by getting shuttled into cancer cells, selectively destroying colon cancer, thanks to a quirk of biology
4-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

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