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2014-06-30 08:30:41

SAN DIEGO and CHICAGO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV), the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University (Lurie Cancer Center) and the Northwestern Medicine Developmental Therapeutics Institute (NMDTI) have entered into a strategic partnership to conduct a translational research program designed to assess the utility of Trovagene's urine-based cell-free oncogene mutation monitoring technology in clinical practice....

2014-06-27 15:18:52

UT Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern cancer researchers have identified a promising molecule that blocks bone destruction and, therefore, could provide a potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis and bone metastases of cancer. The molecule, miR-34a, belongs to a family of small molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) that serve as brakes to help regulate how much of a protein is made, which in turn, determines how cells respond. UT Southwestern researchers found that mice...

2014-06-24 14:07:18

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO) New mutations in cohesin proteins, which are closely associated with cell division, are very common in various types of cancers such as bladder cancer and melanoma Massive sequencing of cancer genomes brings to light new genes every day that could be involved in the process of tumour formation. A good example of this is cohesin, a ring-shaped protein complex that embraces DNA to control cell division. Just a few months ago, and...

2014-06-24 14:03:33

Mayo Clinic A gene known to control brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer, researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida are reporting. Their study, published in Cancer Research, reveals that the gene NPTX2, plays an essential role in this cancer type, which is resistant to common chemotherapy and has a five-year overall survival rate of less than 10 percent in patients with metastatic disease....

2014-06-24 12:28:21

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Snow Companies has been named a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards. The video entitled, "Multiple Myeloma in the African American Community" received a bronze award in the Non-Broadcast Health and Wellness category. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140623/120706 "We are incredibly proud to be honored in this way," said Tyler James, Snow Companies' Vice President of Video Production. "At Snow, real patients share...

2014-06-24 12:27:39

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust announced the inaugural class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. Five promising early-career scientists will receive funding for research aimed at finding cures for cancer using approaches that include genetics, pharmacology, and structural biology. "Cancer continues to take a terrible toll on human health worldwide, and creative approaches are vital...

2014-06-24 11:07:11

Kiel University Discovery of a primordial cancer in a primitive animal Every year around 450,000 people in Germany are diagnosed with cancer. Each one of them dreams of a victory in the battle against it. But can cancer ever be completely defeated? Researchers at Kiel University (CAU) have now reached a sobering conclusion: "cancer is as old as multi-cellular life on earth and will probably never be completely eradicated", says Professor Thomas Bosch in his latest research results. The...

2014-06-20 08:23:13

~Company Recognized as Notable Recipient of SBIR Grants CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HemoShear, LLC, the human disease biology company, today announced that CBO Vince Aurentz will be presenting at the BIO 2014 meeting during the BIO Business Forum on Tuesday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. in the Solana Beach Room. Aurentz's presentation, "Recreating Human Disease Biology for Discovery and Development of Safer and More Effective New Drugs", will focus on HemoShear's...

2014-06-18 23:06:59

$3 Million NIH Grant to Fund Effort to Rescue Tissue That Would be Destroyed Charlottesville, Va. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The University of Virginia Health System has been awarded more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support and expand a critically important program that makes tissue samples available for research on diseases ranging from breast cancer to lung disease. The five-year grant enables UVA to launch a partnership with...

2014-06-17 23:03:04

New research study “Antibiotics Partnering Terms and Agreements” worked out by CurrentPartnering is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Antibiotics are antimicrobial compounds, used to treat a broad range of various bacterial infections in humans as well as animals and plants. Antibiotics have saved countess lives since their discovery. Antibiotics are effective against certain fungal and bacterial infections and are also used a treatment for...


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