Genes may help predict prostate cancer metastasis risk

Researchers have discovered human gene markers that work together to cause metastatic prostate cancer– cancer that spreads beyond the prostate. In their new study in Nature Cancer, researchers examined prostate cancer cells from people and mice and found a wide collaboration among 16 genes that leads to metastasis, which can often challenge treatment options. The…

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Beetle that can survive a car tire may inspire tough materials

The way the diabolical ironclad beetle can survive crushing could help develop new materials with the same herculean toughness, researchers report. The beetle is so tough it can survive getting run over by a car. The materials would be stiff but ductile like a paper clip, making machinery such as aircraft gas turbines safer and…

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Genes may help predict prostate cancer metastasis risk

Researchers have discovered human gene markers that work together to cause metastatic prostate cancer– cancer that spreads beyond the prostate. In their new study in Nature Cancer, researchers examined prostate cancer cells from people and mice and found a wide collaboration among 16 genes that leads to metastasis, which can often challenge treatment options. The…

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Beetle that can survive a car tire may inspire tough materials

The way the diabolical ironclad beetle can survive crushing could help develop new materials with the same herculean toughness, researchers report. The beetle is so tough it can survive getting run over by a car. The materials would be stiff but ductile like a paper clip, making machinery such as aircraft gas turbines safer and…

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COVID testing is still too slow in the US

The average wait times for coronavirus test results have fallen from four days in April to 2.7 days in September, but results are still too slow for effective contact tracing, according to a new nationwide survey “Despite decreased average wait times, a substantial proportion of Americans still endure long waits,” says coauthor Katherine Ognyanova, an…

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Skin cells team up to stop moles turning into melanomas

A new discovery shatters traditional beliefs about how melanomas develop, providing new insights into fighting the disease, researchers report. Melanoma is a life-threatening skin cancer that spreads quickly to other organs if not treated early. Arthur Lander, professor of development and cell biology, and his colleagues investigated melanocytic nevi, colloquially known as common pigmented moles.…

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