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Protein police keep the immune system in check
Researchers learn how a key transcription factor helps regulate the immune system and could be critical to understanding autoimmune disease and cancer immunosuppression. (2018-12-17)
Neuroscience-protein that divides the brain
A recent study published in iScience researchers at Kanazawa University describes the role of a molecule, Netrin, in creating borders inside the brain to compartmentalize the functions of the brain. (2018-12-17)
Prostate cancer: New computer model enables researchers to predict course of disease
How does a normal cell turn into a deadly cancer? (2018-12-14)
Tumor cells conquer territory from their neighbors using a newly discovered mechanism
How do tumoral cells replace healthy cells to promote tumor progression? (2018-12-13)
The immune system's supercell -- how it matures
NK cells, or natural killer cells, play an important role in the body's defences against cancer and various infections. (2018-12-13)
New drug seeks receptors in sarcoma cells, attacks tumors in animal trials
A new compound that targets a receptor within sarcoma cancer cells shrank tumors and hampered their ability to spread in mice and pigs, a study from researchers at the University of Illinois reports. (2018-12-13)
New insight into stem cell behavior 'highlights therapeutic target for cancer treatment'
Research led by the University of Plymouth and Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden has identified a new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tooth regeneration -- a protein called Prominin-1. (2018-12-12)
Scientists develop a cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University teamed up together with Irish colleagues to develop a new imaging approach for tissue engineering. (2018-12-12)
Exercise following weight loss may reduce colorectal cancer risk, study finds
New research suggests that exercise is a key factor in reducing colorectal cancer risk after weight loss. (2018-12-12)
An integrated approach to finding new treatments for breast cancer
An integrated, multipronged approach aiming at identifying therapeutic targets in cancer has uncovered gene DPYSL3 as a potential contributor to a specific subset of triple-negative breast cancer. (2018-12-12)
Does work stress increase cancer risk?
In an International Journal of Cancer study of data on more than 280,000 people from North America and Europe, work stress was associated with a significantly increased risk of colorectal, esophagus, and lung cancers. (2018-12-12)
Loss of tight junction protein promotes development of precancerous cells
BIDMC researchers demonstrated that the lack of claudin 18 prompted the development of precancerous, abnormal cells and polyps in the engineered mouse model. (2018-12-12)
Surgery unnecessary for many prostate cancer patients
Otherwise healthy men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit greatly from surgery, but many with this diagnosis have no need for it. (2018-12-12)
Pushing closer to a new cancer-fighting strategy
A molecular pathway that's frequently mutated in many different forms of cancer becomes active when cells push parts of their membranes outward into bulging protrusions, Johns Hopkins researchers report in a new study. (2018-12-11)
Researchers use computer model to predict prostate cancer progression
An international team of cancer researchers from Denmark and Germany have used cancer patient data to develop a computer model that can predict the course of disease for prostate cancer. (2018-12-11)
New light-based technology reveals how cells communicate in human disease
Scientists at the University of York have developed a new technique that uses light to understand how cells communicate in human disease. (2018-12-11)
Loss of two genes drives a deadly form of colorectal cancer, reveals a potential treatment
Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), in collaboration with clinicians from Scripps Clinic, have identified that the loss of two genes drives the formation of serrated colorectal cancer--yielding potential biomarkers. (2018-12-11)
Successful anti-PD-1 therapy requires interaction between CD8+ T cells and dendritic cells
A team led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator has found that successful cancer immunotherapy targeting the PD-1 molecule requires interaction between cytotoxic CD8+ T cells, which have been considered the primary therapeutic target, and dendritic cells, critical activators of T cell response. (2018-12-11)
Lethal combination: Drug cocktail turns off the juice to cancer cells
A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth - this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel's Biozentrum two years ago. (2018-12-11)
Taking uncertainty out of cancer prognosis
An analysis of nearly 20,000 cancer patient histories and genetic data has revealed that knowing the genetic cause of a cancer does not help predict how deadly the disease will be. (2018-12-11)
Maintaining the unlimited potential of stem cells
Scientists from the Salk Institute discovered a new protein complex that keeps the brakes on stem cells, allowing them to maintain their indefinite potential. (2018-12-11)
How does cancer spread?
How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) found some answers to this crucial, yet so far unanswered question. (2018-12-10)
Cancer cells distinguished by artificial intelligence-based system
A research team at Osaka University created a system that uses a convolutional neural network to learn the features distinguishing different cancer cells, based on images from a phase-contrast microscope. (2018-12-10)
New insights into childhood cancer
Peripheral nervous system tumors, known as neuroblastoma, are one of the most common types of childhood tumors. (2018-12-10)
Breast cancer recruits bone marrow cells to increase cancer cell proliferation
Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that breast cancer tumors boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells that originate in bone marrow. (2018-12-10)
Sprayable gel could help the body fight off cancer after surgery
A UCLA-led research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help lower the risk of cancer recurrence after surgery. (2018-12-10)
Some brain tumors may respond to immunotherapy, new study suggests
A new study suggests that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, which gives the immune system a boost in fighting cancer. (2018-12-10)
A code for reprogramming immune sentinels
For the first time, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells. (2018-12-07)
Potential seen for tailoring treatment for acute myeloid leukemia
Rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. (2018-12-07)
A new molecular player involved in T cell activation
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have imaged live T cells to reveal the role of CLIP-170 in T-cell activation, a critical process in the immune response. (2018-12-06)
New ways to look at protein-RNA networks
For their vital tasks, all RNA molecules in our cells require proteins as binding partners. (2018-12-06)
What can a snowflake teach us about how cancer spreads in the body?
What can seashells, lightning and the coastline of Britain teach us about new drugs for cancer? (2018-12-06)
New research highlights why HIV-infected patients suffer higher rates of cancer
AIDS patients suffer higher rates of cancer because they have fewer T-cells in their bodies to fight disease. (2018-12-05)
A new therapeutic target for metastatic and resistant prostate cancers
Researchers from IDIBELL and ICO showed that the most aggressive prostate tumors generate increasing levels of the NSD2 protein, which are related to tumor progression and therapeutic resistance. (2018-12-05)
UC San Diego researchers develop sensors to detect and measure cancer's ability to spread
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers engineered sensors to detect and measure the metastatic potential of single cancer cells. (2018-12-05)
Without Dna2, genes can jump into DNA breaks
When Dna2 is absent, small DNA fragments jump from all over the genome into chromosome breaks. (2018-12-05)
Newly identified T cells could play a role in cancer and other diseases
Researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology have identified a new type of T cell called a phospholipid-reactive T cell that is able to recognize phospholipids, the molecules that help form cells' outer membranes. (2018-12-05)
Russian scientists developed a new drug for cancer diagnostics and treatment
Russian researchers announced the development of a combined action drug based on ionizing radiation and bacterial toxin. (2018-12-04)
The 'wrong' connective tissue cells signal worse prognosis for breast cancer patients
In certain forms of cancer, connective tissue forms around and within the tumour. (2018-12-04)
A universal DNA nano-signature for cancer
Researchers from the University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) have discovered a unique nano-scaled DNA signature that appears to be common to all cancers. (2018-12-04)
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