Discovering Cancer-Fighting Secrets in the Elephant Genome
Apr16

Discovering Cancer-Fighting Secrets in the Elephant Genome

Scientists are delving into the cancer-fighting secrets of the elephant genome in hope of discovering a viable treatment for cancer.

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Arresting Deadly Cancers Using a New Surveillance System
Mar05

Arresting Deadly Cancers Using a New Surveillance System

Look out cancer, there’s a new police force in town and it’s CAR T-cell therapy. With Dr. Jae Park’s help, scientists are equipping T-cells with an improved surveillance system to help target the bad guys: cancer cells.

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BREAKING: Cells Mutiny after Communicating with Cancer
Jul07

BREAKING: Cells Mutiny after Communicating with Cancer

Every story has its good and bad guys. But what if you can no longer tell the difference, a situation that occurs when cancer cells force the body’s immune cells into mutiny. Essentially, cells that are supposed to protect you from disease turn on you and support cancer.

Could there be a happy ending to this tragic tale of mutiny? Find out more on cSw.

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Immunoengineering a Better Cancer Treatment
May14

Immunoengineering a Better Cancer Treatment

BREAKING: Cancer treatment doesn’t have to be harmful to the body. A team at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University has engineered the immune system to fight cancer cells directly.

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Spicing Up Tumor Treatment With Silibinin
Feb28

Spicing Up Tumor Treatment With Silibinin

A different application of the same substance can yield amazing results. Silibinin, an extract of the milk thistle plant, has long been used as a supplemental treatment for liver disease. Research at the University of Colorado, however, is showing that silibinin can be used for so much more—in particular, to treat tumors, both cancerous and otherwise.

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A New Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Therapy: Wasp Venom
Feb12

A New Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Therapy: Wasp Venom

Spanish scientists are using the poison in wasp venom to develop a new weapon in the battle against breast cancer. Other researchers are exploring ways to incorporate wasp venom in a new class of anticancer drugs designed to attack different parts of cancer cells at the same time.

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