Virus kills breast cancer cells in laboratory

A nondisease-causing virus kills human breast cancer cells in the laboratory, creating opportunities for potential new cancer therapies, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers who tested the virus on three different breast cancer types that represent the multiple stages of breast cancer development.

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How our liver kills

Our livers can fight back against the immune system - reducing organ rejection but also making us more susceptible to liver disease, report scientists from the University of Sydney's Centenary Institute.

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Stems cells are potential source of cancer-fighting T cells

Adult stem cells from mice converted to antigen-specific T cells -- the immune cells that fight cancer tumor cells -- show promise in cancer immunotherapy and may lead to a simpler, more efficient way to use the body's immune system to fight cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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The role of law in fighting non-communicable disease

World leaders gathering at the United Nations in New York this week to discuss non-communicable disease (NCD) such as obesity and diabetes need to consider how law is an essential weapon in the fight against the problem, a University of Sydney legal expert said.

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Save Our Soils

Researchers must collaborate to manage one of the planet's most precious and threatened resources — for food production and much more, says Steve Banwart.

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