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Manmade peptides reduce breast cancer’s spread

Manmade peptides that directly disrupt the inner workings of a gene known to support cancer’s spread significantly reduce metastasis in a mouse model of breast cancer, scientists say. The WASF3 gene helps cancer become mobile and invasive. Manmade peptides that can come between the WASF3 protein...

Today: Match Day

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Fourth-year Medical College of Georgia students in Augusta and at the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens will participate in Match Day 2016 at noon on Friday, March 18. Match Day for the Augusta campus will be held in the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons...

Lipid helps keep algae and brain fluid moving

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The same lipid that helps algae swim toward the light also appears to enable one type of brain cell to keep cerebrospinal fluid moving, researchers report. The lipid is ceramide, long known to help keep skin smooth, and now Medical College of Georgia researchers have found ceramide...

Study looks at whether daily limb compressions reduce dementia

A new study is looking at whether short, daily bouts of reduced blood flow to an arm or leg can reduce the ravages of dementia. It’s called remote conditioning, and researchers say it activates natural protective mechanisms in the brain that should help about half of dementia patients. The approach...

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