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Latest Canine transmissible venereal tumor Stories

2011-01-20 22:06:25

A curious contagious cancer, found in dogs, wolves and coyotes, can repair its own genetic mutations by adopting genes from its host animal, according to a new study in the journal Science. Scientists at Imperial College London have uncovered an unusual process that helps the cancer survive by stealing tiny DNA-containing 'powerhouses' (known as mitochondria) from the cells of the infected animal, to incorporate as its own. They say this may be because genes in the tumour's own mitochondria...

2008-10-05 03:00:07

By Fleshker, Shimrit Preise, Dina; Kalchenko, Vyacheslav; Scherz, Avigdor; Salomon, Yoram ABSTRACT This study hypothesized that success rate assessment of vascular targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP) of solid tumors 24 h posttreatment may allow prompt administration of a second treatment in case of failure, increasing the overall success rate. Here, we show that treatment of luciferase transfected CT26-luc mouse colon carcinoma tumors in BALB/c mice by VTP with WST11 (a Pd-...


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