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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

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

Controversial bird flu work resumes

Controversial bird flu work resumes

23 January 2013 Last updated at 13:00 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Controversial research into making bird flu easier to spread in people is to resume after a year-long pause. Continue reading

Right target, but missing the bulls-eye for Alzheimer’s

Right target, but missing the bulls-eye for Alzheimer’s

Jan. 23, 2013 — Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of late-life dementia. The disorder is thought to be caused by a protein known as the amyloid-beta protein, or Abeta, which clumps together in the brain, forming plaques that are thought to destroy neurons. Continue reading

Right target, but missing the bulls-eye for Alzheimer’s

Right target, but missing the bulls-eye for Alzheimer’s

Jan. 23, 2013 — Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of late-life dementia. The disorder is thought to be caused by a protein known as the amyloid-beta protein, or Abeta, which clumps together in the brain, forming plaques that are thought to destroy neurons. Continue reading

Right target, but missing the bulls-eye for Alzheimer’s

Right target, but missing the bulls-eye for Alzheimer’s

Jan. 23, 2013 — Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of late-life dementia. The disorder is thought to be caused by a protein known as the amyloid-beta protein, or Abeta, which clumps together in the brain, forming plaques that are thought to destroy neurons. Continue reading

Drug combination extends pancreatic cancer patient survival, study suggests

Drug combination extends pancreatic cancer patient survival, study suggests

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Less tau reduces seizures and sudden death in severe epilepsy

Less tau reduces seizures and sudden death in severe epilepsy

Jan. 22, 2013 — Deleting or reducing expression of a gene that carries the code for tau, a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, can prevent seizures in a severe type of epilepsy linked to sudden death, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., in a report in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience . Continue reading

Monitoring of immune function in critically ill children with influenza reveals severe immune suppression in non-survivors

Monitoring of immune function in critically ill children with influenza reveals severe immune suppression in non-survivors

Jan. 21, 2013 — Investigators from 15 children’s medical centers, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, observed and evaluated critically ill children with influenza to evaluate the relationships between levels of systemic inflammation, immune function and likelihood to die from the illness. The study appears in the January issue of Critical Care Medicine . Continue reading