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  • Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center researchers receive six Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grants, which support research that moves from the laboratory to the clinic.

Tags: BasicResearch, Grants

  • Dana-Farber scientists find when given together, two orally available experimental drugs – sapacitabine and seliciclib – worked together to elicit antitumor effects in patients with incurable BRCA-deficient cancers.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer, PancreaticCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • Research led by Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, and colleagues shows that adipsin, a cell signaling protein made by fat cells, plays a critical, previously unsuspected role in stimulating insulin secretion to control blood sugar, and the discovery could have implications for treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • In prostate cancer patients with a certain genetic variant, a high level of selenium in the blood was associated with a two-fold greater risk of poorer outcomes than men with the lowest amounts of selenium.

Tags: BasicResearch, ProstateCancer

  • Dana-Farber scientists and international colleagues have discovered how a single protein can exert both a push and a pull force to nudge a neuron in the desired direction, helping neurons navigate to their assigned places in the developing brain.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dana-Farber scientists have identified a trigger point on a naturally occurring "death protein" that may lead to designer drugs that force cancer cells to commit suicide.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Scientists have for the first time partially reversed age-related degeneration in mice, using a strategy that might one day treat conditions such as rare genetic premature aging syndromes.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • A protein that is increased by endurance exercise has been isolated and given to non-exercising mice, in which it turned on genes that promote brain health and encourage the growth of new nerves involved in learning and memory, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.

Tags: BasicResearch, Exercise

  • Researchers report that these antibodies have the potential for use in combination with other treatments to prevent or treat certain types of avian and seasonal flu.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified natural human antibodies against the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a step toward developing treatments for the newly emerging and often-fatal disease.

Tags: Antibody, BasicResearch

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