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2014-05-08 09:45:35

Salk scientists find two key proteins that regulate the growth of mammary stem cells and could contribute to breast cancer By carefully controlling the levels of two proteins, researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered how to keep mammary stem cells—those that can form breast tissue—alive and functioning in the lab. The new ability to propagate mammary stem cells is allowing them to study both breast development and the formation of breast cancers. "What we've shown is that...

2014-05-05 10:19:35

Findings and Significance: During breast-tissue development, a transcription factor called SLUG plays a role in regulating stem cell function and determines whether breast cells will mature into luminal or basal cells. Studying factors, such as SLUG, that regulate stem-cell activity and breast-cell identity are important for understanding how breast tumors arise and develop into different subtypes. Ultimately, this knowledge may help the development of novel therapies targeted to specific...

2014-05-05 08:29:46

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase Ib clinical study of its investigational mitochondrial inhibitor drug candidate ME-344 in combination with Hycamtin(®) (topotecan) in patients with solid tumors, including small cell lung and ovarian cancers. The open-label study is expected to enroll up to 64...

2014-05-02 12:26:34

SYDNEY, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novogen Limited (NASDAQ: NVGN, ASX: NRT;), an oncology drug development company, today announced a collaboration with Australian company, Genea Biocells, to accelerate testing of their super-benzopyran (SBP) drugs for degenerative diseases of the nervous system and muscles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131220/NY36990LOGO Preliminary research conducted by both companies found that super-benzopyrans appear to be effective at promoting the...

Single Cell Type Found To Cause Most Invasive Bladder Cancers: Study
2014-04-21 09:27:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Invasive bladder cancer (IBC), a malignant disease that currently affects more than 375,000 people worldwide, has been found to be caused by a single type of cell in the lining of the bladder, according to researchers with the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers say this is the first study to pinpoint the normal cell type that can give rise to IBC. It is also the first study to show that most bladder cancers...

2014-04-18 15:49:22

Studies carry implications for understanding cancer Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered an unexpected phenomenon in the organs that produce sperm in fruit flies: When a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace them. The discovery sheds light on the tiny "environments" that stem cells occupy in animal bodies and may help explain how stem cells in tumors replenish themselves, the researchers report...

2014-04-16 12:30:22

Advanced Tumor Modeling for Evaluation of Cancer Therapy Efficacy at the Cellular Level MENLO PARK, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has announced the availability of its PDCellX(TM) xenograft tumor model services for testing the activity of potential cancer therapeutics. PDCellX models provide clinically relevant information that allows researchers to evaluate the efficacy of cancer drug candidates in new models that go beyond traditional tumor xenograft...

2014-04-11 12:07:26

A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumor using a 3D printer. The model, which consists of a scaffold of fibrous proteins coated in cervical cancer cells, has provided a realistic 3D representation of a tumor's environment and could help in the discovery of new drugs and cast new light on how tumors develop, grow and spread throughout the body. The results of the study have been published today, 11 April, in IOP Publishing's...

2014-03-26 20:21:47

DUBLIN, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7rc6qw/cancer_stem_cell) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Cancer Stem Cell Trends" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7rc6qw/cancer_stem_cell ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The report illustrates on the growing market for Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) in the US...

2014-03-25 23:28:12

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Circulating Tumor Cells and Cancer Stem Cells Technologies markets. Global market for Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) Diagnostics is forecast to reach US$10 billion by 2020, driven by rising incidence of cancer, growing demand for effective diagnosis & treatment, and breakthrough research developments in understanding disease pathways. San Jose, California (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – High prevalence of...


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