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Covert Inflammation May Trigger Many Forms of Cancer

A previously unidentifiable type of low-grade inflammation may explain why common anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin have shown promise against some types of cancer – even when patients don’t display typical signs of inflammation.

Keeping the Heart’s Electrical System Running

A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of blocked electrical impulses to the heart and could be an effective treatment for certain types of heart disease known as conduction disease, in which the progression of electrical impulses through the heart is impeded.

Hybrid Cancer Drug Could Be Resistance-Resistant

A team of cancer researchers led by scientists at UCSF and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York have developed a first-of-its-kind hybrid drug with the power to outsmart drug-resistant cancers.

Wrapping Up Multiple Sclerosis

With one drug to shut down its progression and another to undo its damage, plus a worldwide effort stalking the origins of multiple sclerosis, MS doesn’t stand a chance.

Tricked-Out Immune Cells Could Attack Cancer, Spare Healthy Cells

UCSF scientists have created a new class of highly customizable biological sensors that can be used to form “logic gates” inside cells of the immune system, giving these cells the capability to home in on and kill a wide range of cancer cells while preventing them from attacking normal tissue.

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Sensory Illusion Causes Cells to Self-Destruct

UCSF researchers has discovered that single-celled yeast have sensory biases that can be hacked by a carefully engineered illusion, a finding that could be used to develop new approaches to fighting diseases such as cancer.

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