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Oncology & Cancer

Protein implicated in tumor growth found to be heavily associated with pancreatic cancer

When Nancy Klauber-DeMore, M.D., began studying secreted frizzled-related protein 2, or SFRP2, it was as a breast cancer researcher and surgeon. Since she first showed in 2008 that the protein is involved in tumor growth ...


Clozapine blood tests can be reduced after two years, finds analysis

Research from the University of Queensland, supported closely by experts at the University of Adelaide, has shown that people using antipsychotic drug clozapine may not need regular blood monitoring after two years.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study highlights COVID-19's adaptive strategy for infection

Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism whereby the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, can vary its mode of infection in human cells. In work published in the journal eLife, a team from the University of Minnesota ...


Under-the-skin implant could treat type I diabetes

A collaboration between researchers from Cornell and University of Alberta, Edmonton, has created a new technique to treat type 1 diabetes: implanting a device inside a pocket under the skin that can secrete insulin while ...

Oncology & Cancer

Promising results for a new bowel cancer treatment

A new tablet treatment called divarasib has shown it is very effective in treating a challenging type of bowel (colorectal) cancer associated with the KRAS G12C mutation.


Medicare is overpaying for generic drugs: Study

Medicare is the single largest provider of health insurance in the United States, serving 63.8 million senior citizens as of 2022. Three-quarters of these recipients are enrolled in optional Medicare Part D plans, which provide ...


Scientists shed light on mysteries associated with infertility

Scientists attacking the problem of high miscarriage rates have long wondered if there is a way to tell whether an egg cell will successfully develop into an embryo and grow or if there is a marker indicating when it is destined ...


Dose matters: HIV drug could prevent coronaviruses, study finds

Coronaviruses are a global public health risk, with three highly infectious species, including SARS-CoV-2, emerging in the last 20 years. New research by the University of Bristol has shown how an HIV drug could stop many ...