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Coactivator forges pathway for survival of metastatic prostate cancer
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Coactivator forges pathway for survival of metastatic prostate cancer

By Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H. A steroid receptor coactivator (SRC-2) drives the metabolic mechanism that allows prostate cancer not only to grow but also to spread or metastasize, opening the door to drug development said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. “This finding helps … Continue reading

Appropriate use of aspirin for heart health evaluated
Articles / Heart Disease / Public Health

Appropriate use of aspirin for heart health evaluated

Best viewed in Chrome, Firefox or Safari By Graciela Gutierrez Many people have taken to heart the advice to take an aspirin a day to help prevent heart attacks – maybe too much so. When researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center reviewed a nationwide sample of … Continue reading

Image of the Month — Graphene ribbon as an ideal scaffold.
Cancer / imaging

Image of the Month — Graphene ribbon as an ideal scaffold.

  The large surface area of graphene, a thin, tightly packed layer of carbon atoms, makes it an ideal scaffold to which you can attach a variety of bio-related materials such as drugs, and imaging contrast agents for imaging techniques such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)/computerized tomography (CT) etc. The conjugate can also enhance targeting  (via proteins/anti … Continue reading