P53 could be key to therapies for salivary gland cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science on 9th Dec, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers found that certain drugs can change the fundamental makeup of cancer stem cells in mouse models of mucoepidermoid carcinoma -- a lethal form of salivary gland cancer that currently has no treatment options.

Synthetic fungal compound activates cancer's self-destruct switch

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed a synthetic version of a fungal compound that could help swing things back in our favor, by reactivating a missing gene that would normally drive these sinister cells to self-destruction.

Breakthrough discovery of signal cancers use to hide from immune system

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

It's hoped the discovery of this major signaling protein will lead to new immunotherapy treatments that increase the number of options that clinicians have at their disposal to help patients.

PTN interviews Elizabeth Parrish Founder and CEO of BioViva Sciences

Posted in Interviews, Medicine on 9th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Liz is a humanitarian, entrepreneur, author and innovator and a leading voice for genetic cures. She is the Founder and CEO of BioViva Sciences USA Inc. BioViva is committed to extending healthy lifespans using gene therapy.

New drug target to control onset of neurodegenerative diseases

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine on 17th Feb, 2019
by Alex Muller

UCL researchers have discovered a new checkpoint that prevents a certain type of cell death from occurring.