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New approach for treating ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that primarily kills motor neurons, leading to paralysis and death 2 to 5 years from diagnosis. ...

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New hope for halting cell death caused by disease

Scientists have discovered mechanisms that control a new form of premature cell death in living tissue - called ferroptosis - and a mechanism to reverse it.

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Cannabis extract can have dramatic effect on brain cancer, says new research

The new research by specialists at St George's, University of London, studied the treatment of brain cancer tumours in the laboratory and discovered that the most effective treatment was to ...

Mon 17 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Cancer researchers identify gene mutations and process for how kidney tumors develop

Using next generation gene sequencing techniques, cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified more than 3,000 new mutations involved in certain kidney cancers, findings ...

Mon 17 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Metabolic 'reprogramming' by the p53 gene family leads to tumor regression

Scientists have found that altering members of the p53 gene family, known as tumor suppressor genes, causes rapid regression of tumors that are deficient in or totally missing p53. Study results ...

Mon 17 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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'Jekyll and Hyde' molecule is key to new personalised medicine for prostate cancer

Researchers who have uncovered the 'monstrous' hidden nature of a molecule involved in prostate cancer say the findings could herald a new form of personalised medicine for patients, with doctors ...

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US, German drugmakers team up on cancer medicines

Pfizer said Monday that it will partner with German drug and chemical maker Merck in developing potential cancer drugs in a hot new medication class that harnesses the body's immune system to ...

Mon 17 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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A new approach to fighting chronic myeloid leukemia

Chronic myeloid leukemia develops when a gene mutates and causes an enzyme to become hyperactive, causing blood-forming stem cells in the bone marrow to grow rapidly into abnormal cells. The ...

Mon 17 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Establishment of induced pluripotent stem cells from Werner syndrome fibroblasts

Associate Professor Akira Shimamoto and Professor Hidetoshi Tahara at the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Science in Hiroshima University, Professor Koutaro Yokote at the Graduate School ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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HPV vaccine uptake among girls is lowest in states with highest rates of cervical cancer

The proportion of adolescent girls receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines was much lower in states with higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality, according to data presented ...

Wed 12 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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