Image-guided breast cancer therapy enabled by nanodrug

By combining an iron oxide nanoparticle, a tumor-targeting peptide, and a therapeutic nucleic acid into one construct, a team of investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have created ...

New path for colon cancer drug discovery

An old pinworm medicine is a new lead in the search for compounds that block a signaling pathway implicated in colon cancer. The findings, reported by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers in the November issue ...

Better mouse model enables colon cancer research

Every day, it seems, someone in some lab is "curing cancer." Well, it's easy to kill cancer cells in a lab, but in a human, it's a lot more complicated, which is why nearly all cancer drugs fail clinical trials.

Fruit fly midguts provide human abdomen acumen

(Phys.org) —Nicolas Buchon, associate professor of entomology, is giving the fruit fly research community a lot to digest: a detailed molecular and anatomical atlas of the fruit fly digestive tract. The results, published ...

Toward a urine test for detecting colon cancer

Scientists are reporting an advance toward development of a urine test for detecting colon cancer, the third most common cancer in the United States. Such a test could eventually compliment or even reduce the need for colonoscopy, ...

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