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Most ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, study finds

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:27:43 -0400

Most - and possibly all - ovarian cancers start, not in ovaries, but instead in the fallopian tubes attached to them.



Cascade of costs could push new gene therapy above $1 million per patient

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:14:07 -0400

Outrage over the high cost of cancer care has focused on skyrocketing drug prices, including the $475,000 price tag for the country's first gene therapy, Novartis' Kymriah, a leukemia treatment approved in August.



Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:11:00 -0400

Around 2.5 million people are affected by the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the commonest central nervous system disease among young adults.



Using AFM to study cell mechanics and function

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:33:17 -0400

My lab, broadly speaking, is interested in trying to understand interactions between cells and materials. Those could be materials that are present within living tissue or materials that we use for engineering purposes to try to do something of technological or therapeutic interest.



Novel gene expression signature assay could help enhance lymphoma management

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:49:51 -0400

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive cancer and the most frequently diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide (nearly 40% of cases). Recent advancements indicate that both the prognosis and choice of treatment of DLBCL may depend on identifying its molecular subtype.



Columbia scientists receive grant from CZI to construct atlas of cells in human spinal cord

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:42:28 -0400

Scientists at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute today received a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donor advised fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to construct an atlas of gene activity of all cells in the human spinal cord.



Researchers use new model to predict intergenerational predisposition to C-section

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:25:22 -0400

During the last decades, rates of Caesarean section have multiplied; by now it is one of the most frequently performed surgical treatments worldwide. Even if many of these C-sections are not strictly medically indicated, human childbirth is complicated and risky compared to that in other primates.



CHOP researchers discover key differences among gene fusions in childhood brain tumors

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:14:48 -0400

Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with other genes to drive this childhood cancer.



Dietary combination transforms lethal breast cancers into highly treatable form

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:54:59 -0400

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found a dietary combination that transforms the most lethal of all breast cancers into a highly treatable breast cancer.



Scientists develop revolutionary blood screening test to diagnose breast cancer

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:24:49 -0400

In a potential major breakthrough in breast cancer research, scientists at the Center for Translational Cancer Research at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute of Christiana Care Health System have developed a revolutionary new blood test to diagnose breast cancer.