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Treatment Resistance In Some Cancer Cells May Be Reversible

BOSTON (ASRN.ORG)- The ability of cancer cells to resist treatment with either targeted drug therapies or traditional chemotherapy may, in some cases, result from a transient state of reversible drug "tolerance." 

Gene Linked To Lung Cancer In Never Smokers

ROCHESTER, MN (ASRN.ORG)- A five-center collaborative study that scanned the genomes of thousands of "never smokers" diagnosed with lung cancer as well as healthy never smokers has found a gene they say could be responsible for a significant number of those cancers. 

Colon Cancer Treatment For Elders Not Aggressive Enough

LOS ANGELES (ASRN.ORG)- New results from a major initiative on the quality of cancer care in the United States show that patients with a common type of colon cancer, especially older patients, often do not receive the aggressive treatment with chemotherapy that research shows is associated with better survival.

Alzheimers Associated Protein In Innate Immune System

BOSTON (ASRN.ORG)- Amyloid-beta protein - the primary constituent of the plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients - may be part of the body's first-line system to defend against infection.  A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers describe their evidence that amyloid-beta protein (A-beta) is an antimicrobial peptide. 

Understanding Night Blindness And Calcium

BALTIMORE, MD (ASRN.ORG)- Congenital stationary night blindness, an inherited condition that affects one’s ability to see in the dark, is caused by a mutation in a calcium channel protein that shuttles calcium into and out of cells.


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