Ovarian cancer biomarker could predict treatment response and help prevent metastasis

A research team from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio discovered a new microRNA biomarker, miR-181a, that may identify patients who will respond better to treatment for ovarian cancer and could serve as a drug target to prevent metastasis. Ovarian tumors are more likely to be resistant to chemotherapy with high levels of miR-181a, which in turn promotes metastasis by …

Why do we spend so many resources on animal health when there are people in need?

This is a question many people outside the animal health industry pose from time to time. Mostly people who don’t have dogs.   To everyone who’s ever wondered about the above, here’s an answer: Because animal health research saves human lives.   Kansas State University researchers Raymond “Bob” Rowland and Deryl Troyer have recently become the first to find the …