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Using cancer's weapons against it

(PhysOrg.com) -- Tumours seem to pacify our immune system by tapping into our bodies’ codes, but we may be able to use this trick against them in our bid to hunt them down.

dateOct 08, 2010 in Medical research
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Speeding up gene discovery

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, which identified nearly 20,000 protein-coding genes, scientists have been trying to decipher the roles of those genes. A new approach developed at MIT, the Broad Institute, ...

dateDec 12, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Fish prone to melanoma get DNA decoded

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere have decoded the genome of the platyfish, a cousin of the guppy and a popular choice for home aquariums. Among scientists, ...

dateApr 15, 2013 in Biotechnology
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FDA clears first melanoma drug to extend life

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved a breakthrough cancer medication from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. that researchers have heralded as the first drug to prolong the lives of patients with ...

dateMar 25, 2011 in Medications
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Researchers make major breakthrough in melanoma research

In a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for patients with malignant melanoma, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that a particular protein suppresses the progression of melanoma through ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Cancer
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Protein targeted to stop melanoma tumor growth

Halting the growth of melanoma tumors by targeting the MIC-1 protein that promotes blood vessel development in tumors may lead to better treatment of this invasive and deadly cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Cancer
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