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A New Approach to Treating Colon Cancer

A research team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has discovered that bacterial conglomerations, called biofilms, may promote some colon cancers. The findings also suggest removing those biofilms could prove a key strategy for preventing and treating colon cancers – which currently kill about 50,000 Americans per year.

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Authors of the new study included Caroline Johnson and Gary Siuzdak of TSRI's Center for Metabolomics.
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Steven Reed is a professor at The Scripps Research Institute.
milestones in medical science:
TSRI Scientists Reveal Cause of Breast Cancer and Leukemia

A new study by a team of TSRI scientists has found that too much of a key protein, called cyclin E, slows down DNA replication, introducing potentially harmful mutations contributing to cancers such as leukemia and breast cancer.

Cells must copy their DNA before dividing into two identical daughter cells. Each round of copying and cell division comes with the risk of DNA replication errors – such as duplicating, deleting, or being out of sequence. Some of these errors can lead to cancer.

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Associate Professor Courtney Miller
Other News:
Restoring Memory in Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer's disease currently affects 5.3 million Americans – a number due to rise to approximately 14 million by 2050, barring a medical breakthrough that can prevent or cure the disease.

A team of scientists from Scripps Florida, led by TSRI Associate Professors Courtney Miller and Gavin Rumbaugh, has uncovered some surprising details on a group of enzymes that could potentially help stimulate the growth of brain cells and restore memory in individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

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It's a simple process that makes a lasting legacy of your tribute, supports TSRI's research programs and helps provide you with additional income at a time when you may need it most. Just transfer cash or securities to TSRI, then you and your spouse, or any two beneficiaries you name, will receive a fixed income for life.

In many cases, the payments will receive a rate higher than the interest you are currently receiving. Plus, you will get an immediate income tax deduction and a portion of your annuity payment will be tax-free. Most importantly, you'll have the comfort of knowing you're supporting TSRI's world-class research. Learn more here.
facts & figures

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
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