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Engineered oncolytic herpes virus inhibits ovarian and breast cancer metastases

Engineered oncolytic herpes virus inhibits ovarian and breast cancer metastases

Jan. 31, 2013 — A genetically reprogrammed Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cure metastatic diffusion of human cancer cells in the abdomen of laboratory mice, according to a new study published January 31 in the Open Access journal PLOS Pathogens Continue reading

Just 11 percent of adults, 5 percent of children participate in medical research in U.S.

Just 11 percent of adults, 5 percent of children participate in medical research in U.S.

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Just 11 percent of adults, 5 percent of children participate in medical research in U.S.

Just 11 percent of adults, 5 percent of children participate in medical research in U.S.

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Two-step immunotherapy attacks advanced ovarian cancer

Two-step immunotherapy attacks advanced ovarian cancer

Jan. 31, 2013 — Most ovarian cancer patients are diagnosed with late stage disease that is unresponsive to existing therapies. In a new study, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine show that a two-step personalized immunotherapy treatment — a dendritic cell vaccine using patients’ own tumor followed by adoptive T cell therapy — triggers anti-tumor immune responses in these type of patients. Continue reading

Tuberculosis may lurk in bone marrow stem cells of infected patients

Tuberculosis may lurk in bone marrow stem cells of infected patients

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Neuroscientists pinpoint location of fear memory in amygdala

Neuroscientists pinpoint location of fear memory in amygdala

Jan. 27, 2013 — A rustle of undergrowth in the outback: it’s a sound that might make an animal or person stop sharply and be still, in the anticipation of a predator. Continue reading

New target for rheumatoid arthritis drugs

New target for rheumatoid arthritis drugs

Jan. 25, 2013 — Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have identified a potential new target for drugs to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a protein known as IRHOM2 Continue reading

New method identifies genes that can predict prognoses of cancer patients

New method identifies genes that can predict prognoses of cancer patients

Jan. 25, 2013 — In recent years, it has been thought that select sets of genes might reveal cancer patients’ prognoses Continue reading

P53 mutation hinders cancer treatment response

P53 mutation hinders cancer treatment response

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New mutations discovered driving malignant melanoma

New mutations discovered driving malignant melanoma

Jan. 24, 2013 — Two new mutations that collectively occur in 71 percent of malignant melanoma tumors have been discovered in what scientists call the “dark matter” of the cancer genome, where cancer-related mutations haven’t been previously found. Continue reading