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June 24, 2014
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Leukaemia drug found to stimulate immunity against many cancer types

A class of drug currently being used to treat leukaemia has the unexpected side-effect of boosting immune responses against many different cancers, reports a new study led by scientists at UCL and the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. The drugs, called p110δ … Continue reading

January 21, 2013
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Lack of Protein Sp2 Disrupts Neuron Creation in Brain

A protein known as Sp2 is key to the proper creation of neurons from stem cells, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. Understanding how this protein works could enable scientists to “program” stem cells for regeneration, which has … Continue reading

December 26, 2012
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A Course in Professional Storytelling

Students who spent the semester learning about communication through storytelling have produced a story bank of narratives detailing their lives, their studies and their appreciation for what the UA’s English department promotes. What does it mean to be a great … Continue reading

December 8, 2012
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A Friend in the Fight against Cancer

The U is at the forefront of cancer research in dogs After more than an hour discussing the shared evolution of dogs and humans, and how the cancer mysteries that lie deep within one may inform and effect treatments on … Continue reading

February 18, 2011
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In Watson’s Wake, IBM World Community Grid Registration Skyrockets 700%

*$500,000 in IBM Jeopardy! Challenge prize money to fund global research that benefits humanity* ARMONK, N.Y. – 18 Feb 2011: Watson wasn’t the only computer system that won this week when it competed successfully against two human champions on the … Continue reading