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Newly Discovered Protein Complex Pathway Found to Be Key to Radiation-Induced Antitumor Immunity

A recently discovered protein complex called STimulator of INterferon Genes (STING) plays a key role in detecting the presence of tumor cells and triggers an aggressive antitumor response by the body’s innate immune system. The two separate studies, published November 20, 2014, in the journal Immunity, both conducted... Read more

Drug Discovery

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Antiangiogenic Treatment Improves Survival of Mice Models of Ovarian Cancer

A new antiangiogenic treatment with 3TSR has been shown to shrink tumors and improves effectiveness of chemotherapy. Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most lethal cancer of the female reproductive organs, with more than 200,000 new cases and more than 125,000 deaths each year worldwide. Because symptoms tend to be vague,... Read more


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Blocking Enzyme Switch Turns Off Tumor Growth in T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Researchers recently reported that blocking the action of an enzyme “switch” needed to activate tumor growth is emerging as a practical strategy for treating T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. An estimated 25% of the 500 US adolescents and young adults diagnosed yearly with this aggressive disease fail to respond to... Read more

Lab Technologies

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Image: The new Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader, a modular, upgradable multimode reader that combines automated digital microscopy and conventional microplate reader with filter- and monochromator-based detection technology (Photo courtesy of BioTek Instruments).

Second-Generation Imaging and Reader System Introduced

An innovative single-instrument platform for microplate reading and real-time cell imaging replaces multiple modules and software interfaces, yet is simple to set up and operate. Now the second-generation... Read more


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Market for Proteomics Research Tools Facing Sharp Growth Trend

A report recently released to the biotech industry predicts sharp growth in research efforts in the field of proteomics with concurrent growth in sales of research supplies and equipment. The report, “Proteomics Markets for Research and IVD Applications,” which was prepared by Kalorama Information (New York, NY, USA),... Read more
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