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killer peptide that can eliminate therapy resistant cells

Killer peptide

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that when therapy-sensitive cancer cells die, they release a killer peptide that can eliminate therapy resistant cells. Tumor relapse is a common problem following cancer treatment, because primary tumor cells often contain therapy-resistance cancer cells that continue to …

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Burning of coal produces incredibly harmful nanoparticles

coal fired power plant

Environmental scientists led by the Virginia Tech College of Science have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly harmful nanoparticles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide. When inhaled, these nanoparticles can enter the lungs and potentially the bloodstream. The particulates — known as titanium suboxide nanoparticles — …

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Klebsiella bacteria can cause life threatening infections

A team of US researchers has discovered that three different species of Klebsiella bacteria can cause life threatening infections in hospital patients and that all three share genes that confer resistance to the most commonly used antibiotics. The study, published this week in mSphere®, an open-access journal of the American Society for …

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