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Discovery of a molecule derived from cholesterol that has anti-cancer properties

May 15 2013

Although excessive quantities of cholesterol in the body are known to have adverse effects on health, researchers might polish up its reputation via one of its derivatives. The research team from Inserm and the CNRS led by Marc Poirot and Sandrine...
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The efficacy of certain anti-cancer vaccines depends on how they are administered

February 13 2013

The therapeutic efficacy of certain anti-cancer vaccines depends on how they are administered. This is what the team of researchers headed by Eric Tartour at the Paris-Centre de recherche Cardiovasculaire (Université Paris Descartes, INSERM Unit 9...
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Where does the energy come from that is needed as a carrier in neuron extensions?

January 31 2013

The movement of molecules in the neuron extensions known as axons is a process that is vital for the survival of cells and the smooth operation of the nervous system. It is performed by vesicles that travel fast thanks to the energy-hungry molecul...
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Improving chemotherapy effectiveness by acting on the immune system

December 04 2012

An Inserm team in Dijon directed by François Ghiringhelli (Inserm unit 866 ‘Lipids, nutrition and cancer’) is to publish an article this week in the Nature Medicine review. The article suggests that two chemotherapy drugs frequently used to treat...
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New developments reveal a molecule with a promising function in terms of cancer treatment

October 29 2012

One of the current challenges in terms of cancer treatment is how it can be best adapted to patients: today the emphasis is on personalised treatment (factoring in genetic and metabolic profiles). In response to this growing need for personalisati...
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