February 6, 2014
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New combined therapy to treat cancer proposed

Researchers have discovered how etoposide — a drug widely used in the treatment of lung and testicular cancers, leukemias and brain tumors — could increase its efficiency and specificity in combination with other compounds that interfere with cell di… Continue reading

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September 5, 2013
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Scientific reproducibility is hampered by a lack of specificity of the material resources

A key requirement when performing scientific experiments is the accessibility of material resources, including the reagents or model organisms, needed to address a specific hypothesis. The published scientific literature is a source of this valuable in… Continue reading

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June 23, 2013
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Powerful gene-editing tool appears to cause off-target mutations in human cells

Scientists have found a significant limitation to the use of CRISPR-Cas RGNs, production of unwanted DNA mutations at sites other than the desired target, which indicates a need to improve the specificity of the nucleases. Continue reading

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April 29, 2013
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Scientists discover how a protein finds its way

Scientists have uncovered how an enzyme co-factor can bestow specificity on a class of proteins with otherwise nonspecific biochemical activity. Proteins can have more than one function, but they often need to be very specific in their action or they c… Continue reading

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April 15, 2013
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Personalizing prostate specific antigen testing may improve specificity, reduce biopsies

Genetic variants have been identified which can increase serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) concentrations and prostate cancer risk. A new study reports that correcting PSA levels for these genetic variants can have significant consequences, includi… Continue reading

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April 7, 2013
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Engineered T cells kill tumors but spare normal tissue in an animal model

Researchers devised a next gen cancer immune approach in which the activation signal for T cells is physically dissociated from a second costimulatory signal for immune cells. The two CARs carry different antigen specificity — mesothelin and a-folate … Continue reading

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March 15, 2013
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Improved detection of frontotemporal degeneration may aid clinical trial efforts

A series of studies demonstrate improved detection of the second most common form of dementia, providing diagnostic specificity that clears the way for refined clinical trials testing targeted treatments. Continue reading

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October 8, 2010
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What Will FTC’s Revised ‘Green Guides’ Mean for Consumers?

On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its first revision of its Green Guides since 1998. The revised Guides address how environmental marketing claims can be used on products and their advertising, and were created to protect consumers from misleading claims. “In short, for many products, confusion abounds – we don’t always get what [...] Continue reading

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