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2012-05-31 01:19:22

-SMIP-016 is a promising experimental drug that kills chronic leukemia cells. -The drug targets a protein called CD37, but it wasn´t known how this kills leukemia cells. -This study showed unexpectedly that CD37 helps regulate both cell-death and cell-survival signals, explaining how the drug works and how it might be improved. A new study has identified a life-and-death signaling role for a molecule on the surface of the immune cells involved in the most common form of chronic...

Synthetic Platelets Developed By UC Santa Barbara Researchers
2012-05-30 11:24:54

Synthetic platelets have been developed by UC Santa Barbara researchers, in collaboration with researchers at Scripps Research Institute and Sanford-Burnham Institute in La Jolla, Calif. Their findings are published in the journal Advanced Materials in a paper titled "Platelet Mimetic Particles for Targeting Thrombi in Flowing Blood." Platelets are the components of blood that allow it to prevent excessive bleeding and to heal wounds. The unique physical and biochemical properties of...

2012-05-29 09:06:40

The fight against cancer is not won in a single battle: Long after a cancer has been beaten into remission, it can return. The reason for this is under debate, and much is unclear. New research led by Weizmann Institute scientists shows that, at least for one type of blood cancer, the source of cancer recurrence is in a set of cells that do not proliferate as quickly as regular cancer cells, and thus able to survive chemotherapy. The findings, which appeared today in the journal Blood, have...


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