Data just published in the journal Nature suggest that an engineered oncolytic virus called JX-594 selectively targeted and destroyed cancer cells in patients without significantly affecting healthy tissue. More information is available in a media release from Jennerex, the developer of JX-594. The article in Nature (by Brietbach et al.) — and the media release — prostatecancerinfolink.net
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) An international team of researchers has found a group of mutations involved in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), and showed that certain drugs, already in clinical use to treat other diseases, can eliminate the cells carrying these mutations. Results will be published next week in Nature Genetics and may promote the development of novel therapeutic approaches against leukemia. www.eurekalert.org
Reorganisation of the brain and sense organs could be the key to the evolutionary success of vertebrates, one of the great puzzles in evolutionary biology, according to a paper by an international team of researchers, published today in Nature.
Source: University of Bristol - Discipline: Evolution www.labspaces.net
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