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October 18, 2017
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Scientists Discover Powerful Potential Pain Reliever

AUSTIN, Texas — A team of scientists led by chemists Stephen Martin and James Sahn at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. … Continue reading

April 2, 2016
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Scientists Find Leukemia’s Surroundings Key to its Growth

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a type of cancer found primarily in children can grow only when signaled to do so by other nearby cells that are noncancerous. The finding, published in … Continue reading

September 27, 2014
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Diabolical duo: Known breast cancer gene needs a partner to initiate and spread tumors

A study led by Princeton University researchers has revealed that the gene Metadherin — which is implicated in promoting the spread of breast cancer tumors — only stimulates tumor growth when the protein made by the gene interacts with a … Continue reading

March 5, 2013
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A Whole New Game in Cancer Rehab

Using a video game system to get exercise at home can help patients overcome one of cancer’s most common and cumbersome symptoms: severe, persistent fatigue. Michigan State University’s Amy Hoffman and colleagues showed in an earlier study that the Nintendo … Continue reading

February 19, 2013
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Tiny Capsule Effectively Kills Cancer Cells

Scientists create nanoscale vehicle to battle cancer without harming healthy cells A tiny capsule invented at a UCLA lab could go a long way toward improving cancer treatment. Devising a method for more precise and less invasive treatment of cancer … Continue reading

January 14, 2013
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Helping Patients Navigate New Cancer Drugs

As cancer treatment in pill form transforms how care is delivered, a new Michigan State University study underscores the challenges patients face in administering their own chemotherapy outside the supervised environment of a cancer clinic. Chemotherapy pills can target specific … Continue reading

December 5, 2012
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Promising Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology for drug delivery shows promise in treatment of pediatric leukemia Nanotechnology developed by Delaware scientists could potentially deliver chemotherapy to children in a way that attacks cancer cells without harming healthy cells, greatly reducing side effects. The work, conducted … Continue reading

November 10, 2012
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Compound in Grapes, Red Wine Could be Key to Fighting Prostate Cancer

MU researcher finds that prostate tumor cells are more susceptible to treatment after being exposed to resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine. Resveratrol, a compound found commonly in grape skins and red wine, has been shown … Continue reading