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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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Mutant RAS Proteins Team Up for Oncogenicity

By Jim Daley | April 1, 2018

Mice with cancer whose KRAS proteins couldn’t link together had much better survival outcomes than those whose oncogenic mutant paired with wild-type KRAS.

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image: New Class of Drugs Kills MRSA in Mice

New Class of Drugs Kills MRSA in Mice

By Jim Daley | March 28, 2018

Researchers find two new antibiotics that offer promise in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria.  

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image: Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria

Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria

By Catherine Offord | March 20, 2018

A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome.

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In January, health officials began an aggressive vaccination campaign to counter the spreading disease.

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Image of the Day: Super Spores 

By The Scientist Staff | September 28, 2017

The deadly fungus Cryptococcus deuterogattii harbors a genetic tweak that propels its mutation rate and allows it to rapidly develop antifungal resistance.

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image: Untreatable Gonorrhea Rising Globally

Untreatable Gonorrhea Rising Globally

By Diana Kwon | July 7, 2017

Fifty countries report strains of the bacteria that are resistant to last-resort antibiotics.

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Lactobacillus parafarraginis metabolites hindered the growth of multiple, distantly related bacterial pathogens. 

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Hitting It Out of the Park

By Mary Beth Aberlin | April 1, 2017

Cancer can be as evasive and slippery as a spitball, but new immunotherapies are starting to connect.

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image: How Cancers Evolve Drug Resistance

How Cancers Evolve Drug Resistance

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2017

Researchers unravel the sophisticated ways cancers evade treatments, including immunotherapies, designed to destroy them.

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