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Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies in assessing drug resistance in breast cancer patients

Imaging techniques could replace the need for invasive tissue biopsies in helping rapidly determine whether cancer treatments are working effectively, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge. In a study published in the journal Cancer Cell, researchers at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Institute have shown how a new technique known as hyperpolarisation – […]

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Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies in assessing drug resistance in breast cancer patients

Imaging techniques could replace the need for invasive tissue biopsies in helping rapidly determine whether cancer treatments are working effectively, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge. In a study published in the journal Cancer Cell, researchers at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Institute have shown how a new technique known as hyperpolarisation – […]

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Regulators of metabolism, diabetes identified with new technique

Researchers used a new approach to understand how insulin, the hormone connected to diabetes, changes metabolism. Using lab-grown mouse fat cells, they identified 10 reactions that are regulated by a small number of enzymes. “It was surprising that regulation of only a few key enzymes was sufficient to induce changes in overall insulin-induced glucose metabolism,” […]

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Fresh tumour biopsies in world-first technique for cancer treatments

An innovative technique to improve cancer treatments using tumour biopsies less than 30 minutes after they’re taken has been developed at The University of Queensland. The ‘Drug uptake in ex Vivo tumours’ technique was developed after researchers found fresh patient tumour biopsies responded differently to treatments than the tissue cultures traditionally used. Credit: The University […]