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New Mechanism To Stop The Growth Of Malignant Melanoma

In this study, researchers have succeeded in stopping the growth of malignant melanoma by reactivating a protective mechanism that prevents tumor cells from dividing. The team used chemical agents to block the enzymes responsible for erasing epigenetic marks at the DNA. This discovery has potential for use in future combination therapies. The study is published in the journal Cancer Cell.

Aged People Keep the Same Sharp Memory as Younger

In this study, researchers estimated that the extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret. The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to fight or prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Reexplore The Anatomy Of The Lateral Arm And Role In Vascularized Bone

In this anatomical study, the lateral arm flap is used for composite defects in need of vascularized soft tissue, skin, and bone. From its original description, the distal humeral metaphysis can be included with the flap, supplied by the periosteal extensions of the posterior branch of the radial collateral artery.  Researchers wanted to reexplore the anatomy of the lateral arm to determine its utility as a donor site for vascularized bone.

Novel Process to produce Cell-sized Lipid Vesicles Introduced

Researchers demonstrated a novel process to produce cell-sized lipid vesicles (CLVs) from microfluidically generated double emulsion templates by investigating the interfacial parameters that control double emulsion stability for storage, and their subsequent dewetting to form multisomes or GUVs (subsets of CLVs). A report detailing this latest development was published in the journal TECHNOLOGY.

IORT offers Women Alternative to Six-Weeks of Intensive Radiotherapy

Thousands of British women could soon benefit from a new breast cancer ‘blaster’ (Intra-operative Radio Therapy) that spares them the ordeal of daily radiotherapy after surgery.

The procedure for patients with small, early-stage tumors replaces up to six weeks of treatment with a single 30-minute session that has been proved to be as effective in preventing the disease from returning.