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Glycans as biomarkers for cancer?

Glycosylated proteins are often overexpressed in tumor cells and thus could serve as tumor markers, especially those with the interesting molecule sialic acid as their sugar moiety. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American ...

dateJun 26, 2017 in Biochemistry
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A mechanical trigger for toxic tumor therapy

Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancerous and transform into tumors. Some, like skin cancer, are relatively accessible to treatment via surgery or radiation, which minimizes damage to healthy cells; others, ...

dateJun 15, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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Single cells lined up like ducks in a row

The higher the concentration of tumor cells in the bloodstream, the greater the risk of metastasis. The number of circulating tumor cells indicates how well a patient is responding to therapy. Fraunhofer researchers have ...

dateJun 01, 2017 in Engineering
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