• Researchers develop method to engineer immune cells so they grow even in hostile tumors

    One year ago - By UNC Healthcare

    Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Gianpietro Dotti, MD, report in the journal Nature Biotechnology they have created a method for providing a stimulatory signal to super-charge cancer-hunting immune cells, called chimeric antigen receptor T-cells, that have been genetically engineered to hunt and kill specific cancers.
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  • Researchers develop new substance to prevent vascular calcification

    One year ago - By News Medical

    Researchers at ETH Zurich and ETH spin-off Inositec have developed a new substance to prevent vascular calcification, which affects many patients suffering from chronic kidney disease.
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  • Efficient cryopreservation of genetically modified rat spermatozoa

    One year ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers have developed a new technique to improve the efficiency of rat sperm cryopreservation, a process that is usually extremely difficult. Their technique makes it possible to produce more than 300 offspring from one male rat through in vitro fertilization using frozen sperm. It can be used to maintain specific strains of genetically modified rats that are in high demand for medical research.
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  • Phantom genes keep diabetes at bay

    One year ago - By ScienceDaily

    Until now, the purpose of a specific of what we might call 'phantom genes' was largely unknown. New research suggests that they help to ensure a healthy metabolism and could be involved in the development of lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus .
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  • Research shows new ways to curb the development anti-cancer therapy resistance

    One year ago - By News Medical

    Research by Professor Yuval Shaked of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology presents new ways to curb the development anti-cancer therapy resistance, a phenomenon that is detrimental to the efficacy of existing cancer treatments.
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