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Why aren’t natural products used to treat diseases?

Why aren’t natural products used to treat diseases? | Science news | Scoop.it
"Doctors hate him!" Or, why there is a bit of truth behind bold claims about natural products and remedies.
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Home-brewed Heroin? Q and A with a synthetic biologist.

Home-brewed Heroin? Q and A with a synthetic biologist. | Science news | Scoop.it
Will the day come when biotechnology allows people to cook up Heroin in their own basement? Insights from a researcher in the field.
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Rabid Ferrets - still not a threat to NYC

Rabid Ferrets - still not a threat to NYC | Science news | Scoop.it
Should the NYC board of health actually be concerned about pet ferrets running loose with Rabies virus?
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A bad Fracking gamble with our health

A bad Fracking gamble with our health | Science news | Scoop.it
Do you support fracking? If you knew about the health hazards, chances are that you wouldn't want gas companies fracking near you.
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Want to reduce your cancer risk? Take this pill

Want to reduce your cancer risk? Take this pill | Science news | Scoop.it
While everyone knows about the worst cancer risks, most don't know that the best cancer prevention pill is already in their medicine cabinets.
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Who’s afraid of stem cells?

Who’s afraid of stem cells? | Science news | Scoop.it
The field of stem cell research is as notorious as the diseases it seeks to cure. Beyond politics, we are left wondering what stem cells are capable of.
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5 major misconceptions about GMOs

5 major misconceptions about GMOs | Science news | Scoop.it
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), particularly genetically modified crops,  have been getting a lot of attention in the news recently. Unfortunately, several people have some pretty tangled-up misconceptions about their use. Here we weed through  five of the major ones.   1. Genetically altered foods are a new thing While a genetically modified organism is one that has undergone …
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When citric acid causes cancer: Agios Pharmaceuticals and IDH inhibitors

When citric acid causes cancer: Agios Pharmaceuticals and IDH inhibitors | Science news | Scoop.it
When one single mutation strikes, citric acid changes from a metabolic chemical to a carcinogen. New drugs from Agios Pharmaceuticals will reverse this.
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Only one neuron is king - why autism and sociability can't cooperate

Only one neuron is king - why autism and sociability can't cooperate | Science news | Scoop.it
Hypersexuality, loss of fear or emotion, and autism all have origins in the amygdala. Now scientists are using laser-guided genetics to understand why.
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Can bioengineers produce plants that absorb more carbon dioxide?

Can bioengineers produce plants that absorb more carbon dioxide? | Science news | Scoop.it
A new bioengineering experiment creates plants that can capture and sequester more carbon dioxide. This opens a new door in the realm of climate science.
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New Molecular Target Involved in Triple Negative Breast Cancer to Radiation Therapy Resistance Identified

New Molecular Target Involved in Triple Negative Breast Cancer to Radiation Therapy Resistance Identified | Science news | Scoop.it

"What causes cells to become mutated and develop into cancer can also be used as a form of cancer therapy.

DNA damage, when incorrectly repaired, leads to genomic instability and eventually cancer. However, therapies combined with adjuvant radiotherapy (DNA-damaging agent) have been demonstrated to improve the survival of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients. Nonetheless, the emergence of tumor cells resistant to such therapy, makes the development of new therapeutic strategies to overcome radioresistance and improve radiosensitivity crucial.

TNBC accounts for 15-20% of all newly diagnosed breast cancer cases, and is defined by the lack of expression of the estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and minimal HER2 expression."


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Obesity may be just as lethal as smoking when it comes to cancer

Obesity may be just as lethal as smoking when it comes to cancer | Science news | Scoop.it
We hear a lot about the health risks of obesity. Usually these do not include cancer - but research has uncovered why obese people are prone to cancer.
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What exactly is cancer?

What exactly is cancer? | Science news | Scoop.it
The general framework for the development of cancer is the same across all tumors. Given these similarities, there may be hope of a single drug cure.
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Biotech Beat: Celldex Therapeutics (CLDX)

Biotech Beat: Celldex Therapeutics (CLDX) | Science news | Scoop.it
Biotech stocks have had a rough break since the Turing fiasco in late 2015. While this negative publicity reflects a moderate amount of risk to large pharmaceutical companies with broad drug portfolios, it has created myriad investment opportunities in early stage companies. Here we discuss Celldex Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CLDX), a stock whose current drug pipeline shows tremendous and imminent …
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Which sex has it worse when it comes to cancer?

Which sex has it worse when it comes to cancer? | Science news | Scoop.it
Fundamental biology sets men and women apart in many ways, and cancer seems to discriminates between each sex.
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The best way to restore youth? Virgin blood.

The best way to restore youth? Virgin blood. | Science news | Scoop.it
Humanity has sought a way to restore youth since the beginning of time. It may turn out to be as simple as a blood transfusion.
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Bacteria 101: 5 fun facts about bacteria

Bacteria 101: 5 fun facts about bacteria | Science news | Scoop.it
Do you think that the 21st century has eliminated the dirty influence of bacteria on our lives? Think again - 5 fun facts about how we rely on these bugs.
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Why do babies put everything in their mouths?

Why do babies put everything in their mouths? | Science news | Scoop.it
Anyone familiar with babies knows that they put everything in their mouth. Science suggests that eating dirt may be even more important that the spinach.
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Viagra - A magic blue pill discovered by chance

Viagra - A magic blue pill discovered by chance | Science news | Scoop.it
The story of Viagra is remarkable. A fortunate intersection of careful observation and broad therapeutic promise turned this pill into a medical phenomenon.
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This little piggy could save your life

This little piggy could save your life | Science news | Scoop.it
In the face of massive donor shortages for organ transplants, pig organs are being re-purposed for use in humans.
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Human cell in stag's clothing – How a simple molecular ruse can train our immune system to fight cancer.

Human cell in stag's clothing – How a simple molecular ruse can train our immune system to fight cancer. | Science news | Scoop.it
By decorating cancer cells with a certain type of sugar, the new Hyperacute Platform fools our immune system into fighting cancer.
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Aimed at taking down AMD: a vision for an aging population

Aimed at taking down AMD: a vision for an aging population | Science news | Scoop.it
Reviewing the causes and treatments for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - how science is giving sight back.
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This little piggy could save your life

This little piggy could save your life | Science news | Scoop.it
In the face of massive donor shortages for organ transplants, pig organs are being re-purposed for use in humans.
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Zykadia (Ceritinib) granted accelerated approval by the FDA for patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Zykadia (Ceritinib) granted accelerated approval by the FDA for patients with non-small cell lung cancer | Science news | Scoop.it
The development of Zykadia brings new promise to lung cancer patients who developed resistance to other therapies.
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Cancer will never be cured, at least, not the way we think of a cure

Cancer will never be cured, at least, not the way we think of a cure | Science news | Scoop.it
Despite three decades of public campaigns to cure cancer, no miraculous drug can be found that will triumph over cancer.
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