Cancer

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Is this one protein responsible for weight gain?

Diminishing a single protein in a set of mice caused them to gain only half the weight of other mice, even on a high-fat diet.

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The 10 biggest (non-COVID!) science stories you might have missed in 2020

During any other year, these groundbreaking advances would have been big news. Here’s some of what you may have missed while you were busy washing your hands.

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Noninvasive blood test can detect cancer 4 years before conventional diagnosis methods

A new screening method has shown success in detecting five common types of cancers far earlier than current methods.

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Battling brain cancer on all fronts

Dr. Daniela Bota’s pioneering work is improving outcomes for patients with the most aggressive form of the disease.

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Scientists discover switch that controls chronic inflammation and aging

This could help treat or even reverse the development of conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer.

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Most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes completed

The Pan-Cancer Project discovers causes of unexplained cancers and zeros in on mechanisms of development.

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Researchers halt spread of some metastatic breast cancers by blocking enzyme

Findings in mice point to new approach that may help make some metastatic breast cancers susceptible to immunotherapy.

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Creatine powers T cells' fight against cancer

The popular athletic supplement is shown to help immune cells fight cancer in mice.

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Research to focus on small molecule that can help fight breast cancer

The goal is to bring to the clinic a novel compound to selectively destroy breast cancer cells.

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Nanocapsule reaches cancer that has spread to central nervous system in mice

A single dose eliminated all B-cell lymphoma that had metastasized to the animals’ central nervous system.

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