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Overcoming taxane resistance in cancer

Taxanes, a group of cancer drugs that includes paclitaxel (Taxol®) and docetaxel (Taxotere®), have become front-line therapy for a variety of metastatic cancers. But as with many chemotherapy agents, resistance can develop, ...

dateJan 26, 2010 in Cancer
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Explained: RNA interference

Every high school biology student learns the basics of how genes are expressed: DNA, the cell’s master information keeper, is copied into messenger RNA, which carries protein-building instructions to the ...

dateNov 12, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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'Hedgehog' pathway may hold key to anti-cancer therapy

Scientists in Switzerland have discovered a way to block the growth of human colon cancer cells, preventing the disease from reaching advanced stages and the development of liver metastases. The research, published today ...

dateAug 26, 2009 in Cancer
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New approach to Alzheimer's therapy

Researchers from the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat in Munich have shown that the ADAM10 protein can inhibit the formation of beta-amyloid, which is responsible for Alzheimer's ...

dateJul 30, 2010 in Medical research
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The impact of genomics

Working with worms may not be your average person’s idea of a good time, but for University of Toronto researcher Dr. Andrew Fraser, they are fascinating.

dateFeb 21, 2010 in Genetics
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