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Engineered probiotic boosts cancer therapy

Cancer immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatment in the past decade. In principle, cancer immunotherapy works by improving a patient's immune system to recognize and eliminate cancer cells. Our immune system detects and attacks foreign cells or substances, such as bacteria or viruses. Despite coming from... click to read more

Views 465
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 19, 2023
New chemistry in unusual bacteria displays drug-like activity

 Where do drugs come from? Most clinical molecules are either produced by chemists in a laboratory, or naturally in living organisms. While synthetic chemistry is a pipeline to drug discovery, nature-made molecules continue to have an important role as drug templates. Certain soil bacteria called... click to read more

  • Grace Dekoker | Undergraduate Research Assistant at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Joshua Blodgett | Professor at Washington University in St. Louis
Views 548
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 21, 2023
Floppy proteins and the hidden sequences they use to communicate

When the first protein structure was solved in 1958, scientists knew they had broken into a new frontier of biology. They felt that a protein’s structure would reveal all the secrets of its function, and almost 70 years down the line, over 150,000 structures have... click to read more

  • Theresa Hwang | PhD Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Amy Keating | Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Views 1257
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 11, 2022
Using ants to sniff out cancer?

According to the WHO, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Efficient screening programs exist but detect only a select number of cancers and are invasive and expensive. What if a team of scientists told you they had found a new original method... click to read more

Views 1212
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 21, 2022
Age matters: how aging affects cancer

Aging is the main risk factor for cancer, with more than 60% of cancer diagnoses occurring in those aged 65 and above. Yet, the vast majority of cancer research that guides the discovery of novel therapeutic targets and clinical trials neglects to account for the... click to read more

  • Ana P. Gomes | Assistant Professor at Department of Molecular Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
Views 2328
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 19, 2021