Cancer genes turned off in deadly brain cancer

Cancer genes turned off in deadly brain cancer

Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a small RNA molecule called miR-182 that can suppress cancer-causing genes in mice with glioblastoma mulitforme (GBM), a deadly and incurable type of brain tumor. While standard chemotherapy drugs damage DNA to stop...
Ebola whole virus vaccine shown effective, safe in primates

Ebola whole virus vaccine shown effective, safe in primates

An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus. The vaccine, described today (March 26, 2015) in the journalScience, was developed by a group led by...
Exploring a new way to diagnose mental illness

Exploring a new way to diagnose mental illness

The Human Connectome Project aims to identify the neural pathways that underlie brain function and behavior. Building on that work, a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is focused on understanding how those pathways differ in people...
Potential New Drug Target for Lung Cancer

Potential New Drug Target for Lung Cancer

A new study suggests that targeting a key enzyme and its associated metabolic programming may lead to novel drug development to treat lung cancer. Cancer cells undergo metabolic alterations to meet the increased energy demands that support their excess growth and...

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