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Epigenetic protein could be new therapeutic target in acute myeloid leukemia, study suggests

British researchers have discovered that an epigenetic protein called EZH2 delays the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but then switches sides once the disease is established to help maintain tumor growth. The study, which will be...
14-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene transcription machinery constrains DNA movements, study suggests

Researchers in Japan have discovered that the DNA inside human cells moves around less when its genes are active. The study, which will be published March 1 in the Journal of Cell Biology, suggests that RNA polymerase II—the key enzyme required to...
27-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


German Researchers Discover How Sleep Can Fight an Infection

Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body’s immune cells to attach to their targets, according to a new study that will be published February 12 in...
6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers develop human cell-based model to study small cell lung cancer

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine have used human embryonic stem cells to create a new model system that allows them to study the initiation and progression of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The study, which will be published February 8 in the...
4-Feb-2019 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Suggests Aspirin May Help Some Patients Survive Head and Neck Cancer

Regular use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help some patients with head and neck cancer survive the disease, according to a study led by Professor Jennifer Grandis at the University of California, San...
22-Jan-2019 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites


Anti-flu antibodies can inhibit two different viral proteins, NIH study reveals

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that antibodies that may form the basis of a universal flu vaccine inhibit a second viral protein in addition to the one that they bind. The study, to be published January 25 in the...
22-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Stroke drug may also prevent Alzheimer’s disease, say USC researchers

Researchers from the University of Southern California have discovered that a drug currently being developed to treat stroke patients could also prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which will be published January 15 in the Journal of...
8-Jan-2019 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites


Diabetes drug could be used to treat common heart failure syndrome, study suggests

Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, might also be used to treat heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), a condition that is predicted to affect over...
19-Dec-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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