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'Handful of changes' make cancer

'Handful of changes' make cancer

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British scientists have worked out how many changes it takes to transform a healthy cell into a cancer. The team, at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, showed the answer was a tiny handful, between one and 10 mutations depending on the type of tumour.It has been one of the most hotly debated issues in cancer science for decades.The findings, published in the journal Cell, could improve treatment for patients. If you played spot the difference between a cancer and healthy tissue, you could find tens of thousands of differences - or mutations - in the DNA. Some are driving the cancer's growth, while others are just along for the ride. So which ones are important?Root cause The researchers analysed the DNA from 7,664 tumours to find "driver mutations" that allow a cell to be more selfish, a...
FDA approves new gene therapy for blood cancer

FDA approves new gene therapy for blood cancer

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Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new form of cell-based gene therapy for adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma, marking only the second time a gene therapy has been approved for the disease.The therapy is called Yescarta and will be used to treat patients with the deadly blood cancer who have not responded to other forms of treatment."Today marks another milestone in the development of a whole new scientific paradigm for the treatment of serious diseases," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. "In just several decades, gene therapy has gone from being a promising concept to a practical solution to deadly and largely untreatable forms of cancer."Researchers call the gene therapy a "living drug" that attacks cancer cells through im...
The Best Broccoli Recipes You Haven't Tried Before

The Best Broccoli Recipes You Haven't Tried Before

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Try this recipe: Broccoli and Beef With Oyster SauceThis healthier version of a takeout favorite requires just 25 minutes of prep. Want to skip the protein entirely and just load up on veggies? There's so much texture and flavor in this dish that you probably won't miss the meat.Ingredients: Low-sodium soy sauce, dry sherry, cornstarch, sugar, black pepper, flank steak, chicken broth, oyster sauce, sesame oil, peanut oil, broccoli, scallion, garlic, red pepper flakes, jasmine rice (optional)Calories: 262Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
Ready, steady, bake!!

Ready, steady, bake!!

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We know you’re glued to #GBBO as much as we are, but if you’re keen to add a certain nuttiness to your bakes then you’ll love these delicious recipes.Cinnamon Swirl Cream Cheese Banana BreadBy The Recipe CriticPrep Time - 15 MinsCook Time - 50 MinsTotal Time - 1 Hr, 5 MinsINGREDIENTSBANANA BREAD3 over-ripe bananas, mashed1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted3/4 cup granulated sugar1 egg, beaten1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup walnuts, choppedCINAMMON SWIRL1/3 cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon ground cinnamonCREAM CHEESE CENTER4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature1/4 cup granulated sugar1 eggPREPARATIONBANANA LOAFPreheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan and set aside.In a large bowl mix mashed bananas, melted butter, 3
4 New Stir-Fry Recipes to Try

4 New Stir-Fry Recipes to Try

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Stir-fry is an easy go-to when you want to make something healthy and tasty but don’t have much time. Problem is, you can get stuck in a stir-fry rut. If that’s happened to you, these four recipes—turkey and broccoli stir-fry, libido-boosting stir-fry, shrimp and snow pea stir-fry, Thai spring beef stir-fry—will let you switch up your dinnertime routine without abandoning your favorite quick dish. Each variation is healthy, not to mention delicious—even better than takeout. Enjoy!Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com