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Sperm may offer the uterus a “secret handshake”

Before they reach the egg, sperm have to make it through bombardment by the female immune system. Researchers have discovered an interaction with the endometrium that may help sperm evade this attack--or may help it target the weakest.
18-Jul-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers clock DNA’s recovery time after chemotherapy

A team of researchers found that DNA damaged by the widely used chemotherapy drug cisplatin is almost fully repaired in noncancerous tissue within two days. These results could inform the timing of chemotherapy strategies and improve their efficacy.
1-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How to starve triple negative breast cancer

A team of Brazilian researchers has developed a strategy that slows the growth of triple negative breast cancer cells by cutting them off from two major food sources.
13-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What can we learn from promiscuous bugs and crocodile studs?

You may think human sex is bizarre enough. But elsewhere in the animal kingdom, features like competition between sperm and semen that influences behavior conspire to make it even weirder. A special issue of the journal Molecular & Cellular...
23-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using a promiscuous inhibitor to uncover cancer drug targets

Scientists at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a method that exploits the multitargeted nature of a chemical inhibitor to pinpoint vulnerabilities within cancer cells.
4-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can ovarian cancer be diagnosed earlier?

Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed too late for effective treatment. Israeli researchers are announcing the development of a liquid-biopsy-based diagnostic that may someday help catch the disease earlier.
15-Mar-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biochemists support rare disease research

In observance of Rare Disease Day, February 28, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers these news tips on recent research into rare diseases.
25-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lipoproteins behave “almost like a tiny Velcro ball”

Researchers using proteomics and mouse genetics to understand the protein makeup of HDL find that it's a complicated mix of inherited and environmental factors. Their work may help understand HDL's functions beyond carrying cholesterol.
14-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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