Archive for cancer research

april 2015: 2

Bicarbonate for Better Vision?
“Controlling bicarbonate levels may slow progression of eye diseases”
Harvard Medical School News — April 2, 2015

Evolutionary Relic
Pseudogenes in the human genome may lead to cancer development”
Harvard Medical School News — April 2, 2015

New function of obesity gene revealed
University of Oxford — April 17, 2015

Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer
Imperial College London — 16 April 16, 2015


Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment
“Berkeley Lab Researchers Perform Solar-powered Green Chemistry with Captured CO2”


Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon
“Result could make atomic clocks more accurate”
MIT News Office — March 26, 2015

Using sound waves to detect rare cancer cells
“Acoustic device can rapidly isolate circulating tumor cells from patient blood samples”
MIT News Office — April 6, 2015

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December 2014: 3

Lens-free microscope can detect cancer at the cellular level
“UCLA researchers develop device that can do the work of pathology lab microscopes”
Bill Kisliuk, UCLA News — December 17, 2014

Mysteries of ‘molecular machines’ revealed
“Scientists are making it easier for pharmaceutical companies and researchers to see the detailed inner workings of molecular machines”
Los Alamos National Laboratory news — December 22, 2014

New class of synthetic molecules mimics antibodies
Jim Shelton, Yale University News Office — December 17, 2014

New way to turn genes on
“Technique allows rapid, large-scale studies of gene function”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — December 10, 2014

Predicting antibiotic resistance
RIKEN, press release, Japan — December 17, 2014


Trapping light with a twister
“New understanding of how to halt photons could lead to miniature particle accelerators, improved data transmission”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — December 22, 2014


SFU scientists help put bedbugs to bed forever
Simon Fraser University news — December 22, 2014

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December 2014: 1

Cell’s skeleton is never still
News Releases, Rice University — November 24, 2014

Computer model sets new precedent in drug discovery
Kat J. McAlpine, Press contact, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University — November 18, 2014
**Watch the simulation in full screen mode **

Decoding the emergence of metastatic cancer stem cells
“…research reveals a common pattern in the decision-making that allows cancer cells to both migrate and form new tumors.”
Jade Boyd, Office of Public Affairs, Rice University — October 31, 2014

For Important Tumor-Suppressing Protein, Context is Key
“Berkeley Lab scientists learn new insights into how p53 binds to the human genome”
Dan Krotz, News Center, Berkeley Lab — November 21, 2014

Screening Out Resistance
“Direct drug testing of tumor biopsies could lead to individualized cancer treatment”
Sue McGreevey, Harvard Medical News —  November 13, 2014

Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact
Anne M. Stark, Science news, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory — October 30, 2014

Toward genetic editing
“Scientists develop system that could treat a host of conditions”
Peter Reuell, Staff writer, Harvard Gazette — November 3, 2014

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November 2014: 1

Cell Division, Minus the Cells
“Scientists assemble basic biological phenomenon from scratch”
Elizabeth Cooney, Harvard Medical News — October 28, 2014

Molecular beacons shine light on how cells ‘crawl’
Carol Clark, Emory News Center — November 10, 2014

Mutant Models
“Physics, statistics and genetics come together to reveal cancer’s strategies”
David Cameron, Harvard Medical News — November 3, 2014

NYU researchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering — October 22, 2014

Penn-led Team Pieces Together Signaling Pathway Leading to Obesity
Katherine Unger Baillie, Media contact, University of Pennsylvania — November 4, 2014

Scientists Develop New Way to Study How Human Cells Become Immortal, a Crucial Precursor to Cancer
“Berkeley Lab research could lead to new ways to fight cancer before it develops”
Dan Krotz, Berkeley Lab News — November 6, 2014

Synthetic biology on ordinary paper, results off the page
Kat J. McAlpine, Press Contact, Wyss Institute — Oct 23, 2014

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October 2014: 3

Finding a needle in a haystack
“New technique allows scientists to identify populations of rare stem cells in bone marrow”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — October 6, 2014

Getting metabolism right
“Analysis of 89 models of metabolic processes finds flaws in 44 of them — but suggests corrections”
Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office — October 7, 2014

Giant leap against diabetes
“Ability to produce embryonic stem cells will allow researchers to push faster toward cure”
B.D. Colen, Harvard Gazette, Science News — October 9,2014

No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new “sleep node” in the brain
“Using designer genes, researchers at UB and Harvard were able to ‘turn on’ specific neurons in the brainstem that result in deep sleep”
Ellen Goldbaum, News Office, University at Buffalo — September 16, 2014

Pattern Recognition
“New visualization software uncovers cancer subtypes”
Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical News — October 2, 2014

‘Programmable’ antibiotic harnesses an enzyme to attack drug-resistant microbes
Rockefeller University Science News — October 5, 2014

RCas9: A Programmable RNA Editing Tool
CRISPR/Cas9 DNA editing tool modified to target RNA
Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab News Center, Science Shorts — October 3, 2014

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September 2014: 1

Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics
Lund University newsroom — September 8, 2014

UCLA biologists delay the aging process by ‘remote control’
Stuart Wolpert, UCLA Newsroom — September 8, 2014

In one of nature’s innovations, a single cell smashes and rebuilds its own genome
Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications, Princeton University — September 8, 2014

No Exit
“Blocking cell division with two synergistic chemical inhibitors”
Elizabeth Cooney, Harvard Medicine News — August 25, 2014

Sorting cells with sound waves
“Acoustic device that separates tumor cells from blood cells could help assess cancer’s spread”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — August 25, 2014


Severe Drought is Causing the Western U.S. to Rise
“Scientists use GPS technology to track uplift from recent massive loss of water, estimated at 63 trillion gallons”
[includes interesting comments]
Scripps Institute of Oceanography news — Aug 21, 2014

Nature’s tiny engineers
“Coral organisms use minuscule appendages to control their environment, stirring up water eddies to bring nutrients”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office  — September 1, 2014

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August 2014: 2

Tissue development ‘roadmap’ created to guide stem cell medicine
“Computer algorithm also provides ‘quality assurance’ for lab-created cells”
Boston University and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University — Aug 14, 2014

Why To Exercise Today: Get Better At Bearing Pain
Carey Goldberg, WBUR Common Health — August 14, 2014

Blocking the Signal
“Brain-derived growth factor may lure lung cancer cells to migrate”
Nancy Fliesler, Harvard Medical News — August 12, 2014

Neurons at work
“Research provides a clearer view of ‘alternative splicing’”
Peter Reuell, Harvard Gazette, Science and Health, Life Sciences — August 11, 2014

Ants and Antifungals
“Bacteria that assist fungus-farming ants may be a source of new drugs”
Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical News — August 4, 2014

Clues to curbing obesity found in neuronal ‘sweet spot’
Karen N. Peart, Yale University News — August 1, 2014


The 1,000-robot swarm
“Through commands, autonomous devices arrange selves into vast, complex shapes”
Caroline Perry, SEAS Communications, Harvard Gazette — August 14, 2014

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July 2014: 3

Protein’s “hands” enable bacteria to establish infection, research finds
Kansas State University, News and Communications —  July 15, 2014

Managing Ecosystems Via Genomics
“New genome editing tool offers strategy to manage insect-borne disease”
Kristen Kusek, Harvard Medical News — July 17, 2014

Study shows epigenetic changes can drive cancer
Dipali Pathak, News Office, Baylor College of Medicine — July 25, 2014

New drug target can break down cancer’s barrier against treatment
Cancer Research UK, press release — July 27, 2014

Scientists Discover New Mechanism of Drug Resistance
“Microorganisms can evade treatment through temporary changes”
Marla Vacek Broadfoot, Office of News and Communication, Duke University — July 27, 2014

 BU Researchers Discover that Klotho is Neuroprotective Against Alzheimer’s Disease Toxic Amyloid
Boston University Medical Center, Health & Medicine, News Releases — July 28, 2014


Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level
Evan Lerner, Penn News, University of Pennsylvania — July 15, 2014

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May 2014: 2

A cup of coffee a day may keep retinal damage away
Krishna Ramanujan, Cornell University news — April 28, 2014

Breast Cancer Clue
“Researchers identify new mechanism of cancer caused by loss of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene function”
Bonnie Prescott, Harvard Medical School News — April 29, 2014

Fingerprinting diseases
Think news, Case Western Reserve University  — Fall/Winter 2013

Study: Most Doctors Flunk Math Of Medical Test Accuracy
Carey Goldberg, WBUR Common Health — April 30, 2014

Turning science on its head
“Harvard researchers offer new views of body’s insulating material”
B.D. Colen, Staff Writer, Harvard Gazette — April 18, 2014

You took the words right out of my brain
“New research shows brain’s predictive nature when listening to others”
James Devitt, press contact, New York University — April 29, 2014

Environmental news

Promising solution to plastic pollution
“Harvard’s Wyss Institute creates bioplastic made from shrimp shells”
Wyss Institute Communications, Harvard University — May 5, 2014

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March 2014: 2

A paper diagnostic for cancer
“Low-cost urine test developed by MIT engineers amplifies signals from growing tumors to detect disease”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — February 24, 2014

Artificial muscles that do the twist
“Researchers develop a bioinspired, actuated material that mimics the complex motion of heart muscle”
Kristen Kusek, Wyss Institute Communications, Harvard University — February 26, 2014

Lessening liver damage
“Scientists believe they’ve found improved treatment for acetaminophen poisoning”
Joseph Caputo, Harvard Gazette — February 19, 2014

Sharper Image
“Researchers capture ultrasharp images of multiple cell components at once”
Dan Ferber, Harvard Medical News — February 3, 2014

Turning back the clock on aging muscles?
“New study supports the possibility of localized rejuvenation”
Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto — February 16, 2014

Imaging within cells (two versions)

A bird’s eye view of cellular RNAs
Dan Ferber, Wyss Institute Communications, Harvard University — February 27, 2014

Location, Location, Location
“New method IDs working copies of genes in human cells; could help diagnose sick tissues early”
Dan Ferber, Harvard Medicine news — February 28, 2014


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