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  • Vaccine found to suppress tumor growth and spreading

    20/11/2014

    In a new study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget, researchers from Uppsala University show that a therapeutic vaccine directed against tumor vessels can reduce tumor burden and suppress formation of spontaneous lung metastases in a mouse model for metastatic breast cancer. The target molecule of the immunization strategy is the extra domain-A (ED-A) of […]

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  • TEDx Uppsala University – From antibiotics to natural cleaning products

    20/11/2014

    Professor Otto Cars, founder of ReAct, used boxes to show how large parts of today’s healthcare depend on working antibiotics. Photograph: David Naylor TEDx Uppsala University is now officially a recurring event. For the second year in a row, a group of students at Uppsala University have organised a full day of thought-provoking and inspiring […]

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  • Scientists X-ray tiny cell organelles responsible for carbon fixation

    20/11/2014

    Carboxysomes are sprayed across the very intense beam of an X-ray laser. Whenever a particle is hit a diffraction pattern is produced from which the structure of the particle can be calculated. Photograph: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Illustration) An international team of scientists led by Uppsala University has developed a high-throughput method of imaging biological […]

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  • Molecular time signalling controls stem cells during brain developmen

    20/11/2014

    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have succeeded in explaining how stem cells in the brain change to allow one type of stem cell to produce different cell types at different stages. In a study being published in the journal Neuron, researchers show that the signal molecule TGF-beta acts as a time signal that regulates the nerve stem […]

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