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Image of the Day: Tumor Organoids

By The Scientist Staff | April 11, 2018

Miniature versions of bladder cancers could help physicians identify personalized treatment options for patients.

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Mice treated with an immunostimulant had better outcomes when researchers blocked the expression of TNFR2, a compound that helps tumors evade immune attack.

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The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.

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image: Macrophages Play a Double Role in Cancer

Macrophages Play a Double Role in Cancer

By Amanda B. Keener | April 1, 2018

Macrophages play numerous roles within tumors, leaving cancer researchers with a choice: eliminate the cells or recruit them.

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image: Image of the Day: Morphing Cells

Image of the Day: Morphing Cells

By The Scientist Staff | March 27, 2018

By removing a single gene, researchers change the developmental fate of tumor cells in mice.  

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The discovery suggests that the immune checkpoint can operate at a further distance from tumor cells than previously believed.

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A molecule produced by a strain of Staphylococcus epidermis interferes with DNA synthesis.

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Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.

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image: FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns

FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns

By Ashley Yeager | February 28, 2018

The pre-peer review assessment finds the compound has “minimal effects,” but endocrinologists and others say key data have yet to come out.

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The treatment also curbed the growth of nearby metastases that did not receive the drug.

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