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Antioxidants Speed Up Lung Cancer

By Ed Yong | January 29, 2014

Swedish scientists have discovered why two antioxidants accelerate tumor growth in mice, helping to explain the results of disappointing human trials.

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New Method for Reprogramming Cells

By Kerry Grens | January 29, 2014

An external stressor, such as low pH or a mechanical squeeze, can send differentiated mouse cells back to a pluripotent state.

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Contagious Dog Cancer Sequenced

By Ed Yong | January 23, 2014

A dog tumor that became a free-living parasite picked up myriad mutations, but has since stabilized.

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Next Generation: Cancer Cell Protein Profiling

By Abby Olena | January 15, 2014

Antibody barcoding allows scientists and clinicians to analyze protein expression in small amounts of cancer tissue.

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Human-Pathogen Coevolution

By Jef Akst | January 13, 2014

Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.

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Surface Texture Influences Differentiation

By Kate Yandell | December 18, 2013

The topography of a stem cell’s environment can influence cilia length, which in turn modulates cell signaling and development.

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Cancer and Immune Cells Merge

By Kate Yandell | December 16, 2013

Mouse colon cancer cells can fuse with macrophages, leading to changes in tumor growth.

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A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity

By Ruth Williams | December 5, 2013

Scientists discover that cancer can drive the autoimmune disorder scleroderma.

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Gut Flora Boost Cancer Therapies

By Tracy Vence | November 21, 2013

Germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice fare worse than those with rich gut microbiomes during cancer treatment, two studies show.

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Temperature-Dependent Immunity

By Abby Olena | November 18, 2013

Scientists show that mice housed at room temperature are less able to fight tumors.

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