How MRI and CT predict flap failure after head and neck reconstructive cancer surgery

When a patient with head and neck cancer has surgery to remove it, they often need reconstructive surgery in the form of a “free flap”, which is skin and tissue…

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Early, encouraging data for glioblastoma treatment reported at ASCO

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – All of the newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme patients enrolled in a Phase 1 clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have exceeded both their median…

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Color-changing mouse model allows researchers to non-invasively study deep tissues

Biomedical and genetic engineers at Duke University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a process to change the color of a mouse’s tissue in imaging to better…

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MD Anderson and Resilience launch joint venture to accelerate development and manufacturing of innovative cell therapies for cancer

HOUSTON and SAN DIEGO ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and National Resilience, Inc., today announced the launch of a joint venture, the Cell Therapy Manufacturing Center,…

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Investigational drug attacks synovial sarcoma, a rare type of tumor

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a way to attack synovial sarcoma — a rare tumor of soft tissues, such as ligaments and muscles…

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Polymersomes efficiently deliver siRNA to treat breast cancers in preclinical model

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Small interfering RNAs, or siRNAs, hold promise to treat tumors, through their ability to specifically knock down oncogenes that promote tumor growth, without the toxicity that accompanies…

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Killer T vs. memory — DNA isn’t destiny for T cells

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have solved an immunology puzzle. A CD8+ T cell can have two functionally distinct daughter cells after it divides, despite the cells being…

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Rice chemists skew the odds to prevent cancer

HOUSTON – (May 17, 2022) – The path to cancer prevention is long and arduous for legions of researchers, but new work by Rice University scientists shows that there may…

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New method melds data to make a 3-D map of cells’ activities

Just as it’s hard to understand a conversation without knowing its context, it can be difficult for biologists to grasp the significance of gene expression without knowing a cell’s environment….

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Could blocking or deleting a protein help prevent common oral cancers?

The most common head and neck cancer—oral squamous cell carcinoma—often starts off, as many other cancers do, quite innocently. Perhaps as a little white patch in the mouth or a…

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