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IGIB researchers reverse cancer drug resistance

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By: R. Prasad From: thehindu.com Small molecules used along with anticancer drug makes cancer cells sensitive to the drug Resistance to anticancer drugs is a major problem in oncology affecting a large number of cancer patients. Now, researchers at the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), New Delhi have found a way to make cancer cells that are resistant …

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The right way to repair DNA

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From: Salk Institute for Biological Studies Salk scientists discover that a microprotein helps cells choose best path to repair genes and avoid cancer Is it better to do a task quickly and make mistakes, or to do it slowly but perfectly? When it comes to deciding how to fix breaks in DNA, cells face the same choice between two major …

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Penn researchers discover how DNA damage turns immune cells against cancer

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Source: pennmedicine.org From: news-medical.net Cancer is essentially a disease of the cell replication cycle. The goal of treating the disease is to permanently kill off the cells that replicate with abandon without any molecular brakes. Chemotherapy and radiation cause breaks in DNA, and eventually, death even in these out-of-control cells. Within minutes after being exposed to treatment, cancer cells call …

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OICR researchers to be part of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge helping to answer cancer’s biggest questions

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Source: Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Posted on: Canada NewsWire From: PR Newswire Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) researchers Drs. Lincoln Stein and Steven Gallinger have been announced as members of one of the first global research teams to be recipients of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge. The Grand Challenge aims to help overcome the biggest challenges facing cancer …

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Can laser hair removal cause cancer?

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By: Lindsay Carlton From: foxnews.com For some women, laser hair removal treatments are worth the big price tag for smooth, hairless skin. The average price for laser hair removal is $289, depending on what areas are being treated and the number of sessions needed. But for others, concerns about the safety of the fuzz-free procedure may cause them to hesitate. …