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Opinion: Stopping the Cancer Cells that Thrive on Chemotherapy
Research into how pancreatic tumors adapt to stress could lead to a new treatment approach.
Opinion: Stopping the Cancer Cells that Thrive on Chemotherapy
Opinion: Stopping the Cancer Cells that Thrive on Chemotherapy

Research into how pancreatic tumors adapt to stress could lead to a new treatment approach.

Research into how pancreatic tumors adapt to stress could lead to a new treatment approach.

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Mucus-Eating Gut Bacteria May Promote Fever After Cancer Treatment
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Jan 5, 2023 | 3 min read
The expansion of mucus-degraders in the mouse gut—possibly due to poor nutrition—thins the colon’s mucus layer and may weaken defenses against blood-infecting microbes.
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Remembering Those We Lost in 2022
Lisa Winter | Dec 26, 2022 | 5 min read
A look at some noteworthy scientists who died this year, leaving behind a legacy of research excellence.
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The Scientist Speaks - Exploring the Secrets to Longevity and Cancer Resistance in Mole-Rats
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Vera Gorbunova discusses what naked and blind mole-rat cells reveal about aging and cancer resistance mechanisms. 
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Retching Mice Reveal the Brain Circuit Behind Vomiting
Katherine Irving | Nov 2, 2022 | 2 min read
The discovery could one day lead to the development of better antinausea medications.
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Brain Fog Caused by Long COVID and Chemo Appear Similar
Dan Robitzski | Jan 28, 2022 | 6 min read
Data from mouse models for mild coronavirus infections and human tissue samples offer further evidence that it doesn’t take a severe infection—or even infection of brain cells at all—to cause long-term neurological symptoms.
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Cancer Cells Go Incognito to Cause Therapy Relapse
Niki Spahich, PhD | 4 min read
Dormant cancer cells and dysfunctional immune cells living together in a tumor niche form a therapy-resistant reservoir.
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Cell Diversity Could Spell Trouble for Animal Models of Cancer
David Adam | Nov 19, 2021 | 3 min read
Tracking human cancers in mice shows some unexpected cell changes that could undermine translational research.  
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Microscopic Robots Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Asher Jones | Mar 30, 2021 | 5 min read
Researchers turned white blood cells called neutrophils into drug-smuggling “neutrobots,” which penetrated the blood-brain barrier to treat brain cancer in mice.
Linking Biological Clocks and Cancer Therapeutics to Minimize Toxicity
It’s All in the Timing: Optimizing Chemotherapy Administration
Sejal Davla, PhD | 1 min read
How the biological clock influences chemotherapy success
Gloria Echeverria Investigates an Insidious Form of Breast Cancer
Max Kozlov | Dec 1, 2020 | 3 min read
The newly minted Baylor College of Medicine faculty member is working to crack the mystery of triple negative breast cancer.
Baby Born from Egg that Was Matured and Frozen in the Lab
Catherine Offord | Feb 19, 2020 | 2 min read
A cancer patient who underwent the new fertility preservation procedure successfully gave birth five years after her immature eggs were collected.
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A 3-D Tumor Microenvironment for Personalized Immunotherapy
Roni Dengler, PhD | 2 min read
A new platform enables screening a wide range of combination anticancer therapeutics in a matter of days, which may translate to personalized therapeutic regimens for patients in less time.
Image of the Day: Patient-Derived Organoids
Emily Makowski | Oct 10, 2019 | 1 min read
Three-dimensional tissue cultures grown from cancer patients’ own tumors can predict responses to the drug irinotecan.
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Mopping Up Excess Chemotherapy Drugs
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2019 | 2 min read
A prototype in-vein device would collect toxic medications before they reach healthy tissues.
Mammary tumor organoids undergo a radical shape shift when treated with a microRNA.
Organoid Shape Identifies Potential Cancer Drugs
Roni Dengler, PhD | 3 min read
An unusual drug screen takes advantage of “porcupine-like” structures of cancer cells in 3D organoids.
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Infographic: Medication Mop-Up
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2019 | 1 min read
Researchers have developed a prototype device to filter excess chemotherapy medication from the bloodstream.
From Chemical Weapon to Chemotherapy, 1917–1946
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Mustard gas blistered men’s bodies on the battlefield, but paved the way for cancer-fighting drugs.
Cancer Vaccines: Raising a T Cell Army
Niki Spahich, PhD | 1 min read
Vaccines against various forms of cancer prime the immune system to attack.
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 10, 2019 | 4 min read
The vesicles promote metastasis after chemotherapy, but the authors say the results shouldn’t alarm patients and may point to ways to improve treatments.
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