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  • Answering one of the oldest questions in human physiology, researchers at Dana-Farber have discovered why the body's immune system — perpetually on guard against foreign microbes like bacteria — doesn't attack tissues in the small intestine that harbor millions of bacteria cells.

Tags: ImmuneSystem

  • Despite the widespread use of prescribing safeguards for infusion chemotherapy, few of those measures have been implemented with oral chemotherapy, according to a study led by researchers at Dana-Farber.

Tags: PatientSafety

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers have developed a powerful method for charting the positions of key gene-regulating molecules called nucleosomes throughout the human genome.

Tags: Genomics, Melanoma

  • A test developed by Dana-Farber scientists is the first to identify which malignant blood cells are highly vulnerable to a promising type of experimental drugs that unleash pent-up cell suicide factors to destroy the cancer.

Tags: BasicResearch, Leukemia

  • In an elegant, multiple-gene knockout experiment, a team of Boston scientists has discovered that a trio of molecules, called FoxOs, are fundamentally critical in preventing some cancers, maintaining blood vessel stability, and in keeping blood-forming stem cells healthy.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute officials on Friday, January 26, as they celebrated the opening of their new administrative space in the Boston Marine Industrial Park.

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute today launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history and the largest ever hospital-based campaign in New England.

Tags: Development

  • A gene whose existence was detected only a couple of years ago may increase women's risk of breast cancer when inherited in a mutated form, and may contribute to prostate cancer as well, researchers at Dana-Farber and colleagues in Finland report in a new study.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics, Genetics

  • People with advanced cancer felt they received little or no spiritual support from religious communities and the medical system, according to a new survey. However, those who did receive such support reported a better quality of life.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • A study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University provides the first demonstration of a practical method of screening tumors for cancer-related gene abnormalities that might be treated with "targeted" drugs.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, Genetics

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