FireceBiotech – Researchers are developing monoclonal antibodies that can bind to abnormal metalloproteinases (MMPs) without affecting healthy versions of the enzymes. Their inspiration: camelids, a family of animals that includes camels and llamas.
Medical Xpress – A preliminary study comparing two commercially available, next-generation genetic sequencing tests in the same cancer patients shows results can differ widely.
Computerworld – IBM's Watson artificial intelligence platform has joined forces with researchers at MIT and Harvard to study how thousands of cancers mutate to become resistant to drug treatments that initially worked to beat back the disease.
Medical Xpress – Sequencing tiny bits of DNA circulating in the blood of patients with lymphoma can accurately identify the cancer subtype and pinpoint mutations that might cause drug resistance.
MIT Technology Review - This week an advisory committee at the National Cancer Institute at NIH said it will start a new program in 2017 to study experimental immunotherapies in dogs with cancer.
The Guardian - The devastating impact of cigarette smoke on the body’s DNA has been laid bare by the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human cells.
Modern Healthcare - The cooperative research and development agreement announced Monday will give the company access to a trove of the Defense Department's tissue samples from breast cancer patients.
Science Magazine – The U.S. Department of the Treasury has authorized U.S. scientists to freely collaborate with Cuban counterparts on everything from cancer therapies to combatting the Zika virus.