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KRAS Mutation Shown to Promote Tumor Evasion of Innate Immune Surveillance in Lung Cancer

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KRAS is one of the most frequently activated oncogenes in human cancers. While the role of KRAS mutation in tumorigenesis and tumor maintenance has been extensively studied, the relationship between KRAS and the tumor immune microenvironment is not fully understood. In this study, the researchers identified a novel role of KRAS in driving tumor evasion from innate immune surveillance.

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A Bioresorbable Membrane for Healing Internal and External Wounds

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Fraunhofer researchers have succeeded in using the bioresorbable silica gel Renacer to produce an electrospun membrane that is neither cytotoxic to cells nor genotoxic. This model mimics fibrous structures found in connective tissue and is therefore particularly suitable for regenerative applications, such as for improved wound healing.

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Study Identifies an Antibody Candidate for Treating Serious Liver Disease

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There is currently no drug for treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which affects many people with type 2 diabetes and which can result in other serious liver diseases. A study led by researchers from Karolinska Institutet has now identified a drug candidate for the treatment of fatty liver. The preclinical study, published in the Journal of Hepatology, indicates that an antibody that blocks the protein VEGF-B presents a possible therapeutic option for fatty liver disease.

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‘They Should Be Filing the Defences Now’: Lawsuit by Former Students of Legacy Christian Academy Moves Forward

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Following the announcement that charges were laid against a former teacher at Legacy Christian Academy, the proposed class-action lawsuit filed by former students against former teachers and staff at the school and adjoining Mile Two Church is slowly moving ahead.

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