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Epigenetic breakthrough: A first of its kind tool to study the histone code

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This work, published in the journal Developmental Cell, opens the door to experiments that are expected to uncover new biology important for a host of conditions, such as neurological diseases, diabetes, obesity, and especially cancer, which has become a hotbed of epigenetic research. “People think cancer is a disease of uncontrolled proliferation, but that’s just one aspect of it,” said Robert Duronio, PhD, professor of biology and genetics and co-senior author. “Cancer is actually a disease of development in which the cells don’t maintain their proper functions; they don’t do what they’re supposed to be doing.” Somehow, the gene regulation responsible for proper cell development goes awry. …

In mice, vaccine stops urinary tract infections linked to catheters — ScienceDaily

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The experimental vaccine, developed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, prevented urinary tract infections associated with catheters, the tubes used in hospitals and other care facilities to drain urine from a patient’s bladder…

Metastatic brain tumor treatment could be on the horizon with use of SapC-DOPS

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However, a new Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) study, published in the advance online edition of the journal Oncotarget, provides hope that previously studied SapC-DOPS could be used for treatment of brain cancer that has spread. Xiaoyang Qi, PhD, member of the CCC, associate director and associate professor in the division of hematology oncology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine and a member of the UC Cancer and Neuroscience Institutes and the Brain Tumor Center, says this critical data shows promise for finding treatment for one of the deadliest cancers…

Artificial lung the size of a sugar cube may replace animal testing — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140528104022.htm

Killing Kindlin-3 to cure breast cancer: ‘Blood’ protein implicated — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140501111728.htm

Potential heart attack drug without side effects under development — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140311104919.htm

Healthy balance: model for studying cancer, immune diseases — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140204073821.htm

Gene therapy may be possible cure for Hurler syndrome: Mouse Study — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140204112125.htm

Success in targeted therapy for common form of lung cancer, study shows — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140131093553.htm

Young killer cells protect against infectious mononucleosis

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More than 90 percent of all adults are carriers of the oncogenic Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Primary infection with this herpes virus as a young child is generally not linked to any symptoms, and usually offers life-long protection from its cancer-causing effect. However, for people who do not become infected with the virus until adolescence, the infection often leads to infectious mononucleosis (commonly known as glandular fever)…