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New tricks in canine cancer research may improve treatments for humans, too

New tricks in canine cancer research may improve treatments for humans, too | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
The burgeoning field of immunotherapy is finding success — first in pooches, then in people.
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Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies | The Scientist Magazine®

Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies | The Scientist Magazine® | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
Companies focused on developing treatments for dogs, cats, and horses are bringing a diverse array of products to the pet medicine market.
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Imprecise research threatens precision medicine

Imprecise research threatens precision medicine | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
The precision medicine mantra is "the right treatment for the right patient at the right time." So far, though, imprecision medicine might be a better name.
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Major breakthrough against heart failure after scientists use stem cells in 'astonishing' trial which could help millions

Major breakthrough against heart failure after scientists use stem cells in 'astonishing' trial which could help millions | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
Heart attack patients who were not expected to live are fit and healthy after scientists regenerated their hearts with stem cells in a ground-breaking trial which could help millions of people with heart failure.
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New Therapy Treats Autoimmune Disease Without Harming Normal Immunity

New Therapy Treats Autoimmune Disease Without Harming Normal Immunity | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
In a study with potentially major implications for the future treatment of autoimmunity and related conditions, scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to remove the subset of antibody-making cells that cause an autoimmune disease, without harming the rest of the immune system.
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A Blood Test for Cancer Gets Closer

A Blood Test for Cancer Gets Closer | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
Researchers report on the largest study to date using blood tests to track cancer in patients.
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Amino acid exchange factor and cancer cell proliferation

Amino acid exchange factor and cancer cell proliferation | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
http://sciencemission.com/data/attachment.php?id=3089 ()
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Canine clinical trials show potential to advance cancer treatment in humans: 5 things to know

Canine clinical trials show potential to advance cancer treatment in humans: 5 things to know | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
In academic clinical trials across the country, oncology researchers are studying how pet dogs respond to cancer therapies and the genetic makeup of their tumors. Some of the data collected has already helped to progress human clinical trials for cancer treatment, according to an article in JAMA.
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Pet Scans | The Scientist Magazine®

Pet Scans | The Scientist Magazine® | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
Studying tumor development and treatment in dogs and cats, in parallel with research on rodents and humans, could improve the successful translation of new cancer drugs.
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A Photographic Celebration of Nature

A Photographic Celebration of Nature | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
To celebrate a huge milestone for ALERT -- we are now reaching half a
million readers each week -- we are going to do something a bit different.

ALERT director Bill Laurance has just returned from a trip into the heart
of the Leuser Ecosystem in northern Sumatra, Indonesia.  As those who have
followed ALERT blogs and press releases will know, helping to defend this
imperiled biological jewel has been one of our flagship efforts (for
example, see here, here, here, and here).

So rather than talk about the dire need for nature conservation, we're
going to share some images of the last place on Earth where Orangutans,
Tigers, Elephants, and Rhinos still coexist -- along with an abundance of
other species.  These photos were taken by Bill Laurance and his Indonesian
guide, Suprayudi.

Getting there was half the fun (photo by William Laurance)

A rainforest dragonfly (photo (c) Suprayudi)

A mother Orangutan and her baby feeding on bark they've stripped off a tree
(photo by William Laurance)

A rainforest kingfisher in hunting mode (photo (c) Suprayudi)

Suprayudi describes a favorite food of orangutans -- a rainforest fruit
whose seeds they disperse (photo by William Laurance)

The glorious beauty of a rainforest gecko (photo (c) Suprayudi)

A rainforest forb in flower (photo by William Laurance)

One of the bolder Long-Tailed Macaques -- the rest of his troop had already
fled as we approached (photo by William Laurance)

A tree-snake slithers into our campsite (photo (c) Siprayudi)

Thomas' Langur, a species of leaf monkey, feeding on foliage (photo by
William Laurance)

Beauty near the rainforest floor (photo (c) Suprayudi)

An evening mist settles over the rainforest (photo by William Laurance)

We saw amazing things at night.  A spotlight reveals the huge eyes of a
Slow Loris, a rainforest primate (photo (c) Siprayudi).

A Sumatran Elephant feeding on grass verging the rainforest (photo by
William Laurance)

These small tree-vipers are among the most common snakes in the Leuser
Ecosystem (photo (c) Suprayudi)

A five foot-long Water Monitor, a smaller cousin of the Komodo Dragon
(photo by William Laurance)

Oil palm planted illegally inside the Leuser Ecosystem (photo by William
Laurance)

Each year farms, tracks, and roads encroach further into the Leuser
Ecosystem -- conservationists are trying to staunch the forest loss (photo
(c) Suprayudi)

It's important to remember what we're fighting for -- visit the Leuser
Ecosystem and see the wonders of Sumatra's imperiled nature (photo (c)
Suprayudi)

To learn more about the Leuser Ecosystem or get involved in helping to save
it, contact the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.

 
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IBM’s Watson Tackles The Tumor Genome, On The Way To Personalized Cancer Treatments

IBM’s Watson Tackles The Tumor Genome, On The Way To Personalized Cancer Treatments | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
To develop a specific treatment for each person's cancer, doctors would need to learn their tumor's genetic code. It's a task too difficult fo
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The Improvisational Oncologist

The Improvisational Oncologist | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.
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When my dog died, I didn’t understand why it felt like a human had died. Then I read the research.

When my dog died, I didn’t understand why it felt like a human had died. Then I read the research. | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
What you actually lose when a dog dies.
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The newest tool in the fight against cancer is a huge genetic database driven by algorithms

The newest tool in the fight against cancer is a huge genetic database driven by algorithms | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
“This is good news in the fight against cancer." That's what US vice president Joe Biden said as 2 petabytes of genomic and clinical data were released to the public last week. The trove features 440,000 DVDs worth of information—including full genome sequences—from 12,000 patients, raw and unprocessed. How will it help improve cancer treatment? Cancer is no
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Systemic RNA delivery to dendritic cells exploits antiviral defence for cancer immunotherapy

Nature | doi:10.1038/nature18300
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Not just pets: Dogs, cats may show way to better treatments for human cancers

Not just pets: Dogs, cats may show way to better treatments for human cancers | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
GUELPH, Ont. - Cujo romps around the room, seemingly unaware he is missing a front leg, before snuggling in for a caress and reaching up to bestow a canine kiss on his owner Valeria Martinez.
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Scientists identify 'revolutionary new approach to killing off cancer'

Scientists identify 'revolutionary new approach to killing off cancer' | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
A cancer-killing drug has been created from the immune systems of people who appear to be able to fight off the disease.

For years the medical world has struggled to tell the difference between ‘tiger’ cancers that will quickly kill the patient and non-fatal ‘pussycats’.

But in recent years the theory has emerged it is not necessarily that the cancer is weak but that the immune systems of some people are particularly good at containing tumours.
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One-two punch knocks out aggressive breast cancer cells

One-two punch knocks out aggressive breast cancer cells | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
New MIT study shows that staggered delivery of cancer drugs is far more effective than administering them at the same time.
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Sean Parker Gives $250 Million for Cancer Therapy Research

Sean Parker Gives $250 Million for Cancer Therapy Research | Comparative Oncology | Scoop.it
Billionaire Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook Inc., has given $250 million to create a research institute dedicated to developing treatments that harness the immune system to combat cancer.
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