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Tailoring cancer treatments to individual patients (Part 2 of 2)

Supercomputers help researchers design cancer models and predict treatments outcomes based on patient-specific conditions   Model Selection and Testing Over the years, many different mathematical models of tumor growth have been proposed, but determining which is most accurate at predicting cancer progression is a challenge. In October 2016, writing in Mathematical Models and Methods in […]

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Tailoring cancer treatments to individual patients (Part 1 of 2)

Supercomputers help researchers design cancer models and predict treatments outcomes based on patient-specific conditions Researchers have developed computer models to predict how cancer will progress in a specific individual, based on tissue, cellular and subcellular protein signaling responses. The models can predict how brain tumors (gliomas) will grow with much greater accuracy than previous models. […]

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Part 2 Nutrigenomics: The Science of How Food Interacts With Our Genes

At this point, it may be worth asking, what do free radicals and antioxidants have to do with our genes? This seems like a simple environmental issue: eat more antioxidants to balance out the free radicals. Alas, the situation is not quite so simple. Often times, external antioxidant consumption is unable to keep up with […]

Nutrigenomics

Part 1 Nutrigenomics: The Science of How Food Interacts With Our Genes

Imagine with me for a moment: Joe, the quirky, astute, dedicated scientist, approaches his laboratory for the day’s research. He opens the large double doors and begins to run routine safety checks. Equipment expiration dates are within range, ventilation systems are adequate, emergency showers and eyewash stations are functional. Joe settles upon himself a thick […]

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Transforming prostate cancer treatment

Scientists are using a diagnostic test to better understand the biology of prostate cancer tumors, which could lead to a transformation in how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated.   Queen’s University Belfast has led the world’s largest research study using a diagnostic test developed by Almac Diagnostics, to better understand the biology of prostate […]

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Fighting cancer with cancer: 3-D cultured cells could drive precision therapy

Honeycomb-like arrays of tiny, lab-grown cancers could one day help doctors zero in on individualized treatments for ovarian cancer, an unpredictable disease that kills more than 14,000 women each year in the United States alone. The study A team of researchers has devised a process that can grow hundreds of cultured cell masses, called spheroids, […]

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Prenatal famine drives DNA methylation and adult health six decades later

DNA methylation, known to enable the activity of genes and be involved in development and metabolism, plays a key role in the link between prenatal famine exposure and body mass index and adult metabolic health, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Leiden University Medical Center While earlier studies using […]