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Recall the saying “there are a thousand ways to skin a cat”? Researchers are rephrasing it in regard to the mosquito. Fifty years ago, we thought that the war against malaria was pretty much won. We had quinine and chloroquine, which were effective against the parasite that causes the disease....
GAINESVILLE — A dog born with a deadly disease that prevents the body from using stored sugar has survived 20 months and is still healthy after receiving gene therapy at the University of Florida — putting scientists a step closer to finding a cure for the disorder in children. Called...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — To grow and spread, tumors need new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. One growth factor that causes angiogenesis has been identified – vascular endothelial growth factor or VEGF – and drugs to inhibit VEGF are already in use. But not all tumors respond to the...
Pioneering research from scientists at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies shows that acinar cells in the pancreas form new cell types to mitigate injury but are then susceptible to cancerous mutations. This research, led by Kathy DelGiorno, assistant professor of...
A close relative of the microorganism that causes tuberculosis in humans has been found to form spores. This is a sensational finding because researchers have long been convinced that these kinds of bacteria–the mycobacteria–were incapable of forming spores. Leif Kirsebom’s research group at Uppsala University now has photographic proof, obtained...
Venetoclax is considered a breakthrough treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). But venetoclax combination therapies do not seem to be as useful for treating acute myeloid leukemia that develops as a complication of myeloproliferative neoplasms, a condition known as post-MPN-AML, according to a study recently published in Blood Advances. Post-MPN-AML is...