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SMU biochemists super-compute a cancer drug

When chemotherapy fails to halt the spread of cancer, it is typically because new super cells develop resistance to the chemotherapy. Instead of dying off, the cells reject the medicine, are able to pump it out and continue ...

dateJun 07, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Medical treatments from 200 miles up

In the hunt for cancer treatments, researchers have had some help from higher authorities -- way higher. The International Space Station, orbiting the Earth at more than 200 miles in the sky, houses scientific experiments ...

dateMay 28, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Functional genomics gets tiny

A little more than a decade ago, researchers discovered an ancient mechanism that cells use to silence genes. Like a dimmer switch turning down a light, RNA interference (RNAi) dials down gene activity in simple organisms ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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FDA wants limits on antibiotics given to animals

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration called on drug companies Wednesday to help limit the use of antibiotics given to farm animals, a decades-old practice that scientists say has contributed to a surge in dangerous, ...

dateApr 11, 2012 in Other
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Arctic evolution leads to salmonella vaccine

Bacteria harvested from the frigid waters of the Arctic could be the key to a new type of temperature-sensitive vaccine. University of Victoria microbiology researcher Dr. Francis Nano has received Genome BC Proof-of-Concept ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Biotechnology
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