Month: July 2018

Liquid Biopsy Separates Tumor Cells from Blood Faster Than Ever Before

Biopsies are a sure way to find out if a patient really has a neoplastic tissue in the body. While highly accurate, biopsies are only useful if one has a lesion to sample. Many tumors are well hidden and difficult to reach, making traditional biopsies effectively impossible. But, tumors tend to shed cells that end …

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Study shows how ‘friendly’ bacteria keep our gut healthy

We know that good, or “friendly,” bacteria work with our immune system to help keep us healthy, but the mechanism behind this remains unknown. New research adds a crucial piece to the puzzle by finding a cellular dynamic that may explain the microbiota’s key role. A close look at our gut bacteria shows how they …

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Chemotherapy enhanced by disused antipsychotic

A recent study identified an unused psychotropic drug that might help in the fight against cancer. The molecule could help to minimize drug resistance. A new study sheds light on drug-resistant tumors. One of the most significant stumbling blocks to effectively treating cancer is its ability to develop immunity to some drugs. Cancer cells are capable of …

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