Childhood Cancer Researcher Awarded $6.2 Million Moonshot Grant

Goal is to learn how aberrant fusion proteins turn healthy cells into tumor cells A cancer researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has received a federal five-year, $6.2 million grant to help uncover how proteins produced by a mutated gene transform healthy cells into tumor cells.

Mechanics Underlying Feeding Difficulties of Infants With Fetal Opioid Exposure

Study suggests altered vagus nerve activity, creating resistance in the esophagus while swallowing Infants exposed to opioids while in the womb often show signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Pair of Signaling Molecules Critical to Osteosarcoma Metastases in Lungs

Blocking interleukin 6 and the chemokine CXCL8 inhibits metastatic growth in multiple disease models The bone cancer osteosarcoma (OS) kills 80 percent of patients who develop lung metastases.

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