MIPT bioinformaticians find way to personalize drug prescription against stomach cancer

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and their colleagues have developed the first technique for personalizing stomach cancer therapy based on RNA sequencing of tumor cells. The study, supported by the Russian Science Foundation, was published in Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies. Stomach cancer is the fifth-deadliest oncological disease. It is…

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Steelhead Trout for a Good Cause

In Hudson, N.Y., steelhead trout, a delicious salmon wannabe, are thriving. And Hudson Valley Fisheries, which is raising the fish indoors, is offering a package of two one-pound fillets (with pin-bones removed), two cedar planks and four ounces of its alluring cold-smoked steelhead for $50, with $12.50 of the price going toward Relief Opportunities for…

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A Vodka for Our Time

Intended for making cocktails at home, and with a name that one hopes might become a memory some day, the new Quarantine Vodka from San Diego is quite distinctive. The vodka, made from corn, is distilled six times without erasing its assertive finish — you know there’s booze in your drink. It’s also straightforward and…

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Beluga, Farm-Raised in America

This is not the best moment to discuss caviar, what with the pandemic and the subsequent fiscal stress. But there is some news worth noting: For the first time, beluga caviar, the roe of the largest variety of sturgeon, native to the Caspian Sea, has been successfully farm-raised in the United States. After 17 years…

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