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Newswise: “Metabolic Inhibitor” Compound Extends Survival in Mice with MYC-Expressing Pediatric Brain Tumors

Article ID: 719291

“Metabolic Inhibitor” Compound Extends Survival in Mice with MYC-Expressing Pediatric Brain Tumors

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Versions of an antibiotic drug called DON first isolated from soil bacteria more than 60 years ago have shown promising signs of extending survival in mice models of especially lethal pediatric brain tumors marked by the high expression of a cancer-causing gene known as the MYC oncogene, according to results of two studies from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

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Newswise: Wired to Think

Article ID: 719403

Wired to Think

University of California San Diego

UC San Diego research supplies a blueprint for a future generation of electrode sensors—notably microscopically slender diamond needles—that utilizes existing yet nontraditional materials and fabrication procedures for recording electrical signals from every neuron in the cortex at the same time.

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