January 2017 archive

Jan 28

How to become a researcher?

It is always interesting to see what kids think about science and scientists. How their vision is affected by environment. A 7 year old boy drew a scientist in a funny but positive way. The scientist’s heart has a form of chemical flask. Three years later, the same boy participated in the RDS Primary Science Fair …

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Jan 09

Re-purposing drug DFMO in clinical trials for neuroblastoma

This post is dedicated to parents of children with neuroblastoma. Some parents asked about DFMO – a re-purposing drug. In this post, I tried to collect and summarize information available from academic sources. Q1: What is DFMO? Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO, Eflornithine) is an anti-protozoan drug. It was originally developed and FDA approved for the treatment of …

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