New blood cancer treatment works by selectively interfering with cancer cell signalling

University of Alberta scientists have identified the mechanism of action behind a new type of precision cancer drug for blood cancers that is set for human trials, according to research published today in Nature Communications. The research team led by Luc Berthiaume, cell biology professor in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, spent four years […]

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Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court’s rightward move could benefit oil and gas interests

The addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, moving it further rightward, could have significant consequences for U.S. climate change policy and complicate the government’s ability to regulate pollution, according to legal experts. The confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee in the Republican-led Senate, expected on Monday after the Judiciary Committee voted in […]

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Bacterial metabolism of dietary soy may lower risk factor for dementia

A metabolite produced following consumption of dietary soy may decrease a key risk factor for dementia—with the help of the right bacteria, according to a new discovery led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Their study, published today in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, […]

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