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Possible therapeutic target for brain blood vessel disorder
Drug Discovery & Development
Tens of millions of people around the world have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations. These abnormal growths can lead to seizures, strokes, hemorrhages and other serious conditions, yet their precise molecular cause has never been determined. Now, cardiovascular scientists have studied this pathway in heart development to discover an important set of molecular signals that potentially could be targeted to treat the disorder.
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Current flu epidemic highlights need for universal flu vaccine
By Katina Smallwood
This year's influenza season is being considered an epidemic with 46 states reporting widespread flu activity and high number of hospitalizations due to the flu or flu-like viruses. Even those who received this year's vaccine were not sufficiently protected due to its 23 percent effectiveness rate. In order to prevent future flu epidemics, scientists are working on developing a universal flu vaccine that would only need to be received once every 20 years in order to protect against any mutation of the flu virus.
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How HIV penetrates the blood-brain barrier
Science Daily
A new research report solves the mystery of how HIV penetrates the blood-brain barrier by showing that the virus relies on proteins expressed by a type of immune cell, called "mature monocytes," to enter the brain. These proteins are a likely drug target for preventing HIV from reaching brain cells.
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Synthetic biology puts a leash on GMOs
Chemical & Engineering News
By rewriting the DNA of Escherichia coli so that the bacterium requires a synthetic amino acid to produce its essential proteins, two research teams may have paved the way to ensure that genetically modified organisms don't escape into the environment. The life-or-death dependence of the newly engineered E. coli on synthetic amino acids makes it astronomically difficult for the genetically modified organism to survive outside the laboratory.
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US lawmakers seek to revamp biomedical research
Nature
Days after the White House announced a new precision-medicine initiative, an influential group of U.S. lawmakers has released its own wish list for biomedical research. On Jan. 27, several members of the House of Representatives released the first draft of their long-anticipated proposal to speed the translation of research into medicine.
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Study uncovers molecular alterations in head and neck cancers
National Institutes of Health
Researchers have discovered genomic differences in head and neck cancers caused by infection with the human papillomavirus. The researchers also uncovered new smoking-related cancer subtypes and potential new drug targets, and found numerous genomic similarities with other cancer types. Taken together, the findings may better explain how HPV infection and smoking play roles in head and neck cancer risk and disease development, and offer potential novel diagnostic and treatment directions.
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Researchers find reason pancreatic cancer resists chemotherapy drug
The Washington Post
Researchers have identified one reason pancreatic cancer is so resistant to chemotherapy treatment: vitamin D. Only about 5 percent of pancreatic cancer patients survive beyond five years even with the most aggressive treatment, according to the National Cancer Institute. One big reason is that chemotherapy — including the standard drug, gemcitabine — isn't very effective at preventing pancreatic cancer cells from replicating.
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New method for mechanical screening of biological cells developed
Phys.Org
Cells, like any other material, have mechanical properties that can serve for their characterization. However, there has so far been a lack of an adequate method to mechanically screen large populations of cells in a short amount of time. Scientists at the TU Dresden have now presented a novel method, which addresses this need and which will help to answer many open questions in biology, physics, chemistry and medicine. The method is now being published in the current issue of Nature Methods.
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