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2012-04-02 09:09:21

Researchers control drug side effects for treatment gains in Phase I trial A pair of targeted therapies shrank tumors in some patients with treatment-resistant Ewing's sarcoma or desmoplastic small-round-cell tumors, according to research led by investigators from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported at the AACR Annual Meeting 2012. Five of 17 Ewing's sarcoma patients responded to the combination, with two achieving complete responses, one for 27 weeks. The...

2012-03-29 23:31:50

FINDINGS: The drug rapamycin has been shown to extend lifespan in lab animals, yet rapamycin has also been linked to impaired glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, two hallmarks of diabetes. By teasing apart rapamycin's activity at the cellular level, researchers at Whitehead Institute and the University of Pennsylvania have determined that inhibiting only the protein cluster known as the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) prolongs life in mice without adversely affecting...

2012-03-29 23:30:40

Rapamycin-induced longevity in mice can be uncoupled from diabetes-inducing side effects A Penn- and MIT-led team explained how rapamycin, a drug that extends mouse lifespan, also causes insulin resistance. The researchers showed in an animal model that they could, in principle, separate the effects, which depend on inhibiting two protein complexes, mTORC1 and mTORC2, respectively. The study suggests that molecules that specifically inhibit mTORC1 may combat age-related diseases without...

2012-02-29 09:26:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Researchers have discovered how a protein "master regulator" goes awry, leading to metastasis, the fatal step of cancer. The protein mTOR is a "master regulator" of human protein synthesis. It helps normal cells sense nutrients and control cell growth and metabolism. But in many forms of cancer, this process goes awry, and mTOR reprograms normal cells to aberrantly divide, invade and metastasize. In the human body, mTOR is a molecular sensor that helps cells...

2011-12-08 16:32:18

In an international Phase III randomized study, everolimus, when combined with the hormonal therapy exemestane, has been shown to dramatically improve progression In an international Phase III randomized study, everolimus, when combined with the hormonal therapy exemestane, has been shown to dramatically improve progression-free survival, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, known as Breast Cancer Trials of Oral Everolimus (BOLERO-2),...


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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