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Collecting Cancer Data

By | March 29, 2012

Two new cancer cell line databases bursting with genomic and drug profiling data may help researchers identify drug targets.


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More Oversight for Omics Tests

By | March 27, 2012

A new report outlines ways in which omics-based technologies can be shuttled more safely and effectively from the bench to the clinic.


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Mouse Made For You

By | March 23, 2012

Mice “avatars” grafted with patient tumor tissue help identify effective drug regimens.


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Let Them Eat Dirt

By | March 22, 2012

Early exposure to microbes shapes the mammalian immune system by subduing inflammatory T cells.


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Immune Role in Brain Disorder?

By | March 19, 2012

Replacing immune cells in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, a developmental brain disorder, improved symptoms, suggesting a new target for treatment.


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High Tumor Heterogeneity Confirmed

By | March 9, 2012

One biopsy may not provide enough information about the array of mutations in cancer to devise treatments based on a tumor’s genetic profile.


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Transplant Without Drugs?

By | March 8, 2012

A new method for transplanting immunologically mismatched organs may remove the need for life-long immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection.


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Genome Digest

By | March 7, 2012

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.


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Designer Aspirin Fights Cancer

By | March 5, 2012

Early experiments show that a hybrid form of the common pain reliever can effectively inhibit the growth of many tumor types.


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What it Takes to Develop Better Drugs for Kids

By | March 1, 2012

Over the past 15 years, new laws and regulations in the United States and the European Union have expanded to require the inclusion of pediatric patients in clinical drug trials.  


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