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  1. Is a Cure for Pancreatic Cancer at Hand?

    Scientists from Tel Aviv University say they've identified a molecule that eradicates up to 90 percent of pancreatic cancer cells in mice in just 14 days. The notoriously treatment-resistant cancer typically proves fatal within five years, but scientists hope molecule PJ34 could be a game-changer — especially since it appears to have no adverse effect on healthy cells. In parallel studies, researchers said the molecule was also effective against other aggressive forms of cancer.

    What's next? Researchers expect to test the treatment on pigs for two years before seeking FDA approval for human trials.

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