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Cancer: Certain cannabinoids slow the growth of tumor cells and accelerate their elimination

⇧ [VIDÉO] You may also like this partner content (after viewing) In recent years, cannabinoids – the active compounds derived from cannabis – have been recognized as promising avenues to treat various diseases. While most studies focus more on its anxiolytic properties, particularly in the search for neurological treatments, very few focus on its uses …

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Cat parasite Toxoplasma can hijack cells to trick our immune system

NOTOur feline friends are used to sending us much more than just love and affection. There are also parasites. More precisely, the Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite capable of infecting almost any warm-blooded animal, but which only uses cats as its “host” for reproduction. Studies suggest it could have infected up to 50% of people. Cover …

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The treatment activates the immune system to attack tumor cells

An epigenetic drug currently used to treat blood cancers and rare sarcomas can halt the growth of bladder cancer by activating the immune system, a new Northwestern Medicine study in mice reports. This is the first time that a drug used in rare hematological malignancies and sarcomas has been used to treat one of the …

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Cells and organs from dead pigs are “revived” for a few hours.

According to a study that offers hope for medical applications but also raises ethical questions, scientists have managed to revive the blood flow and function of cells from the bodies of pigs that have just died for a few hours. In 2019, a US-based team of researchers stunned the scientific community by successfully restoring cell …

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ANTIBIORESISTANCE: An aberrant protein that kills bacterial cells

Because the protein is really deadly for bacterial cells. Scientists describe how this ‘mistakenly’ designed protein mimics the action of aminoglycosides, a class of antibiotics. The protein could also serve as a model for a new class of antibiotics. A new strategy to control bacterial growth A chance discovery: The Brookhaven team, which specializes in …

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