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2011-05-18 07:00:00

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research LTD (LICR) and Polaris Group (Polaris) today announced the formation of a collaboration to expand development of Polaris' novel cancer drug, pegylated arginine deiminase (ADI-PEG 20). ADI-PEG 20 kills tumor cells by depletion of the amino acid arginine. As part of the collaboration, LICR and Polaris will explore further the potential of ADI-PEG 20 as a cancer therapy and aim to identify other amino...

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2011-05-02 07:43:17

New technique reveals functional gene networks in a live organism An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have developed a new method for discerning the functions of previously uncharacterized genes and placing them in interactive, functional networks that reveal how gene products interact to bring about cellular events. The research was published in the April 29 issue of the journal Cell. It was led by principal...

2011-02-14 07:00:00

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaris Group (Polaris) and The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) today announced the enrollment of the first patient in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating ADI-PEG 20 in the treatment of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The trial, sponsored by LICR, is enrolling patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Duke University Medical Center and will soon commence at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. This study will...

2011-02-03 13:24:00

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dalton Pharma Services, a privately owned Canadian pharmaceutical services provider to leading pharmaceutical companies, today announced the company has entered into a Manufacturing Services Agreement with Oncovir, Inc., a specialty pharma company based in Washington DC, dedicated to the development of nucleic-acid-based clinical therapies for cancer, infectious, immune, and degenerative disorders. Dalton Pharma Services will provide API manufacturing...

2010-05-06 15:41:16

Findings help illuminate biochemical mechanisms that determine stem cell function and fate Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) possess remarkable properties of self-renewal and pluripotency, the ability to become almost any kind of cell within the body. And yet they share the same genome or set of genes with lineage-committed cells, cells fated to be or do one thing. Scientists have long suspected that the distinct properties of different cells were attributable to their particular epigenomes...

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2009-02-26 11:59:22

AssociationViewer will explore links between genes and disease Modern genotyping technologies offer new opportunities to explore how genes influence health and disease, but also present the challenge of analyzing huge amounts of genetic and clinical data. With this in mind, investigators at the Lausanne Branch of the international Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR), the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and the University Hospital of Lausanne have developed AssociationViewer, a...

2009-01-27 08:48:00

ROCKVILLE, Md. and NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) have uncovered new genomic alterations that lead to gene fusions in a breast cancer cell line by using 454 Life Sciences sequencing technology. The work, led by Qi Zhao of JCVI and Otavia L. Caballero, of LICR, is being published the week of January 26 in the early online edition of the Journal of the Proceedings of the...

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2008-12-09 10:19:28

Researchers from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a key step required for cell division in a study that could help improve therapies to treat cancer. Their work describing the mechanism of the contractile ring "“ a structure that pinches the mother cell into two daughter cells "“ has been published in the December 5 issue of the journal Science. The division of one cell into two is accomplished...

2008-06-22 15:00:28

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For over a decade, the drug called tPA has proven its worth as the most effective emergency treatment for the most common kind of stroke. But its promise is blemished by two facts: tPA can cause dangerous bleeding in the brain, and its brain-saving power fades fast after the third hour of a stroke. Now, a new paper published online in Nature Medicine reveals why tPA has these limitations. It also gives tantalizing evidence about how...

2005-07-28 15:13:32

(Uppsala, July 28th)--Scientists from the Uppsala Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) have made a promising discovery that could improve the early diagnosis of breast and ovarian cancers through a simple blood test. The LICR team, working in collaboration with a group at the Lviv Regional Oncology Center in Ukraine, discovered three proteins present in the blood of women with breast and ovarian cancer, but not in the blood of women without cancer, according to a study...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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