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New drug combination helps kickstart the immune system to fight back against cancer

Scientists from King's College London have found a way to boost the immune system to help it fight back against cancer. The breakthrough involves the first ever use of a combination of chemothe.. https://bioengineer.org/new-drug-combination-helps-kickstart-the-immune-system-to-fight-back-against-cancer-2/
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Researchers develop swallowable test to detect pre-cancerous Barrett's esophagus

Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center have developed a simple, swallowable test for early detection of Barrett's es.. https://bioengineer.org/researchers-develop-swallowable-test-to-detect-pre-cancerous-barretts-esophagus-3/
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Whole-population testing for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations is cost effective

Screening the entire population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, as opposed to just those at high-risk of carrying this mutation, is cost effective and could prevent more ovarian and brea.. https://bioengineer.org/whole-population-testing-for-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-gene-mutations-is-cost-effective/
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Patients with blood cancer precursor at risk of developing cancer even after 30 years

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance are at risk of progressing to multiple myeloma or a related cancer — even after 30 years of stability. These are t.. https://bioengineer.org/patients-with-blood-cancer-precursor-at-risk-of-developing-cancer-even-after-30-years/
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National Academy of Sciences awards Kovalenko medal to immunotherapy pioneer Allison

National Academy of Sciences awards Kovalenko medal to immunotherapy pioneer Allison | science | Scoop.it
Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center HOUSTON – Cancer immunotherapy innovator Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the 2018 Jessie S.. https://bioengineer.org/national-academy-of-sciences-awards-kovalenko-medal-to-immunotherapy-pioneer-allison-2/
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National Academy of Sciences awards Kovalenko medal to immunotherapy pioneer Allison

National Academy of Sciences awards Kovalenko medal to immunotherapy pioneer Allison | science | Scoop.it
Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center HOUSTON – Cancer immunotherapy innovator Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the 2018 Jessie S.. https://bioengineer.org/national-academy-of-sciences-awards-kovalenko-medal-to-immunotherapy-pioneer-allison/
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DIPG tumor patterns offer new insight on survival

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The prognosis for all children diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and similar tumors has been mostly the same: dismal. But .. https://bioengineer.org/dipg-tumor-patterns-offer-new-insight-on-survival/
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Novel precision medicine trial for metastatic pancreatic cancer

NEW YORK, NY (January 17, 2018)–The Lustgarten Foundation has awarded Columbia University's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) a three-year grant, as part of its Translational Cl.. https://bioengineer.org/novel-precision-medicine-trial-for-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer/
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Review examines the pros and cons of surgery to reduce the risk of cancer

Genetic testing is commonplace for many inheritable cancer syndromes, and with that comes the knowledge of being a gene carrier for some patients. Many guidelines recommend that gene carriers take cer.. https://bioengineer.org/review-examines-the-pros-and-cons-of-surgery-to-reduce-the-risk-of-cancer/
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Journalists can register now to attend ESTRO 37 in April in Spain

Journalists are invited to Europe's largest congress on radiation oncology, ESTRO 37, organised by the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO). It will take place in Barcelona, Spa.. https://bioengineer.org/journalists-can-register-now-to-attend-estro-37-in-april-in-spain-3/
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Who might benefit from immunotherapy? New study suggests possible marker

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — While immunotherapy has made a big impact on cancer treatment, the fact remains that only about a quarter of patients respond to these treatments. “This begs the question: Wh.. https://bioengineer.org/who-might-benefit-from-immunotherapy-new-study-suggests-possible-marker-2/
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Genome architecture's surprising role in cell fate decisions

Genome architecture's surprising role in cell fate decisions | science | Scoop.it
Credit: Marco Di Stefano, CNAG-CRG. Scientists have long been reading the code of life – the genome -, as a sequence of letters but now researchers have also started exploring its three-dimensiona.. https://bioengineer.org/genome-architectures-surprising-role-in-cell-fate-decisions-2/
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Mammogram rates increase after ACA eliminates co-payments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated cost sharing for screening mammograms, their rate of use rose six percentage points among older woman for whom suc.. https://bioengineer.org/mammogram-rates-increase-after-aca-eliminates-co-payments/
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Scientists zoom in to watch DNA code being read

Extraordinary images show one of fundamental processes of life Mechanism goes into overdrive in cancer – and could be target for new drugs Scientists have unveiled incredible images of how the DNA co.. https://bioengineer.org/scientists-zoom-in-to-watch-dna-code-being-read/
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Presurgical targeted therapy delays relapse of high-risk stage 3 melanoma

Presurgical targeted therapy delays relapse of high-risk stage 3 melanoma | science | Scoop.it
Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center HOUSTON – A pair of targeted therapies given before and after surgery for melanoma produced at least a six-fold increase in time to progression compared to standard.. https://bioengineer.org/presurgical-targeted-therapy-delays-relapse-of-high-risk-stage-3-melanoma-3/
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Bioengineered soft microfibers improve T-cell production

Bioengineered soft microfibers improve T-cell production | science | Scoop.it
Credit: Lance Kam/Columbia Engineering New York, NY–January 18, 2018–T cells play a key role in the body's immune response against pathogens. As a new class of therapeutic approaches, T cells.. https://bioengineer.org/bioengineered-soft-microfibers-improve-t-cell-production/
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Modular gene enhancer promotes leukemia and regulates effectiveness of chemotherapy

Every day, billions of new blood cells are generated in the bone marrow. The gene Myc is known to play an important role in this process, and is also known to play a role in cancer. Scientists from th.. https://bioengineer.org/modular-gene-enhancer-promotes-leukemia-and-regulates-effectiveness-of-chemotherapy-2/
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Dulling cancer therapy's double-edged sword

Dulling cancer therapy's double-edged sword | science | Scoop.it
Credit: Journal of Experimental Medicine/Sulciner et al. Researchers have discovered that killing cancer cells can actually have the unintended effect of fueling the proliferation of residual, livi.. https://bioengineer.org/dulling-cancer-therapys-double-edged-sword/
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Patient-derived organoids may help personalize the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers

A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) review highlights the potential of 3D organoid models derived from patient cells to help personalize therapy for individuals with gastrointestinal cancers. Org.. https://bioengineer.org/patient-derived-organoids-may-help-personalize-the-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-cancers-3/
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New research could significantly accelerate drug discovery

Many drugs work by inhibiting protein enzymes associated with a particular disease. Unfortunately, the same drugs can inhibit protein enzymes unrelated to the disease, resulting in harmful side effect.. https://bioengineer.org/new-research-could-significantly-accelerate-drug-discovery-2/
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New research could significantly accelerate drug discovery

Many drugs work by inhibiting protein enzymes associated with a particular disease. Unfortunately, the same drugs can inhibit protein enzymes unrelated to the disease, resulting in harmful side effect.. https://bioengineer.org/new-research-could-significantly-accelerate-drug-discovery/
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Scientists identify genes implicated in the high regenerative capacity of embryos and ESCs

Scientists identify genes implicated in the high regenerative capacity of embryos and ESCs | science | Scoop.it
Credit: AgeX Therapeutics, Insilico Medicine & The Biogerontology Research Foundation Friday, January 12, 2018, London, UK: Researchers at Insilico Medicine, AgeX Therapeutics and the Biogerontolog.. https://bioengineer.org/scientists-identify-genes-implicated-in-the-high-regenerative-capacity-of-embryos-and-escs-3/
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HKBU scholars develop new technology to decode gene transcription

HKBU scholars develop new technology to decode gene transcription | science | Scoop.it
Credit: HKBU A research team from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has developed the world's first model framework and “LogicTRN” algorithm to accura.. https://bioengineer.org/hkbu-scholars-develop-new-technology-to-decode-gene-transcription/
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Penn researchers identify new treatment target for melanoma

Penn researchers identify new treatment target for melanoma | science | Scoop.it
Credit: Penn Medicine PHILADELPHIA – Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of melanoma. For deca.. https://bioengineer.org/penn-researchers-identify-new-treatment-target-for-melanoma-2/
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