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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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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Dynamic calculation model could significantly improve colon cancer diagnosis

Interval cancer is the term used for colorectal cancer that develops after a screening colonoscopy but before the scheduled follow-up colonoscopy. These cancers are probably more frequent than assumed, especially in high-risk patients who have been found to have an initially benign but advanced adenoma. In a study now published in the journal Gut, Elisabeth […]

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A post-pandemic path to solving the nursing home crisis

In “Long-Term Care Policy after COVID-19—Solving the Nursing Home Crisis,” published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a collaboration of experts across several Penn schools advocates for “a combination of funding, regulation, and a new strategy that fully supports a range of institutional and noninstitutional care.” Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania […]

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Using social media to map disease

People around the world compose and send more than 500 million Tweets every day—and in the middle of a global pandemic, there’s a lot to be learned from those geotags and hashtags. The massive amounts of data created by social media sites like Twitter is helping researchers gain powerful insights into the COVID-19 outbreak.. One […]

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