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Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Nature Immunology
Energetic immune cells are vital for fighting disease
A good immune system relies on a key 'energy producing' protein in immune cells to develop immunity to vaccines and disease, an international team of scientists has found.
National Health and Medical Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The Victorian Government

Contact: Alan Gill
gill.a@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-719
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
ACS Nano
Medical nanoparticles: Local treatment of lung cancer
Nanoparticles can function as carriers for medicines to combat lung cancer: Working in a joint project, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich have developed nanocarriers that site-selectively release medicines/drugs at the tumor site in human and mouse lungs. In the journal, 'ACS Nano,' the scientists reported that this approach led to a significant increase in the effectiveness of current cancer medicines in lung tumor tissue.

Contact: PD Dr. Silke Meiners
silke.meiners@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-089-318-74673
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Understanding how the stomach responds to injury could help target therapy against gastric damage
A better understanding of the stomach's immune response to Helicobater pylori infection could lead to new therapies targeting damage in the stomach, report researchers in the March issue of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the basic science journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.
Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program, National Health and Medical Research Council Australia

Contact: Rachel Steigerwald
media@gastro.org
301-272-1603
American Gastroenterological Association

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Contact: John Sullivan
js29@princeton.edu
609-258-4597
Princeton University, Engineering School

Copper in Cancer Cell

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The new agent containing copper (above) 'docks' precisely with the DNA molecule (below) of a cancer cell and stops it from growing. As a result, the cancer cell dies.

Contact: Dr. Thorsten Glaser
thorsten.glaser@uni-bielefeld.de
49-521-106-6105
Bielefeld University

Sall4 Promotes DNA Repair

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This is an illustrated model for the role of Sall4 in activating ATM to repair DNA damage in embryonic stem cells.

Contact: Rita Sullivan King
news@rupress.org
212-327-8603
Rockefeller University Press

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