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New Hair Follicles Can Corral Skin Cancer

The same genetic mutations that can trigger cancer in some tissues are relatively harmless in others. A new Yale Cancer Center study has identified an unlikely source of protection against some forms of skin cancer — hair follicle regeneration.

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  • Mechanical forces impact immune response in the lungs

    Mechanical forces impact immune response in the lungs By Ziba Kashef August 21, 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with LinkedIn Share this with Email Print this 3d rendered medically accurate illustration of a mans lung (© stock.adobe.com) When the body is fending off an infection, there are changes in temperature, pH balance, and metabolism. Yale researchers wondered if yet other factors might come into play, and in a recent study, confirmed that mechanical forces also influence the immune response.

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  • GENcast: A Biological GPS That Guides Awareness through Cellular Space

    There’s no shame in contemplating how we managed to get around before GPS came to our phones. Some may argue that there is an overreliance on automation since maps have been a proven method of exploration and travel for centuries. Yet, access to technology like GPS has democratized travel and opened the door for society to explore our surroundings in ways few ever thought possible.

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  • Urine Biomarkers Could Improve Diagnosis of Serious Kidney Allergic Reaction

    A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal function in the short term and can lead to chronic kidney disease, permanent damage or renal failure if left unchecked.

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  • Publication in the Journal Clinical Cancer Research Uses NanoString's GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler to Discover Predictive Biomarkers for Immunotherapy

    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG), a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced a publication in the journal Clinical Cancer Research of a collaborative research study led by investigators from the Yale School of Medicine. This paper represents the fourth peer-reviewed publication to describe GeoMx DSP. The article, entitled “High-plex predictive marker discovery for melanoma immunotherapy treated patients using Digital Spatial Profiling,” used the GeoMx™ Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) to identify biomarkers that were predictive for response to immunotherapy for the treatment of melanoma.

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