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Playing Detective With Checkpoint Therapies

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Three words are on the lips of everyone following new developments in cancer therapies: checkpoint inhibitor drugs. Simply put, investigators believe they have figured out a way to dismantle the mechanism used by cancer cells to stay hidden from T-cells, a type of specialized immune cell. CTLA-4 is a protein on the surface of T-cells that acts as an “off” switch for the sleuthing T-cells. It signals them to remain in a resting state, kind of like Read More >

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Excerpts From Top Ten Current Science Trends Talk

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For the opening day of BIO 2014, BioTech Primer delivered a talk on the Top 10 Current Science Trends, Issues, & Advances.  Three of the technologies covered are highlighted below. Genome Editing: We often refer to a person’s genome – his complete set of genes – as a blueprint for life. But sometimes there are errors in this blueprint. Wouldn’t it be great if we could edit the blueprint and correct these errors? We might Read More >

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