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."
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.
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.
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.
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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Liz Di Bernardo