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T-cell leukaemia: Cancer cells take advantage of 'survival protein'
Cancer researchers at KU Leuven have shown that some patients with T-cell leukaemia produce too much of the BCL-2 protein. (2018-06-25)
Miniature testing of drug pairs on tumour biopsies
Combinations of cancer drugs can be quickly and cheaply tested on tumour cells using a novel device developed by EMBL scientists. (2018-06-22)
Human immune 'trigger' map paves way for better treatments
A discovery about how human cells are 'triggered' to undergo an inflammatory type of cell death could have implications for treating cancer, stroke and tissue injury, and immune disorders. (2018-06-21)
Scientists solve the case of the missing subplate, with wide implications for brain science
A new study shows that a group of neurons, previously thought to die in the course of development, in fact become incorporated into the brain's cortex. (2018-06-21)
Towards personalised medicine: One type of data is not enough
To understand the biology of diseased organs researchers can use different types of molecular data. (2018-06-20)
The cells that control the formation of fat
A study led by researchers in Switzerland has revealed a new cell type that resides in the body's fat depots where it can actively suppress fat cell formation. (2018-06-20)
Breast cancer could be prevented by targeting epigenetic proteins, study suggests
Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that epigenetic proteins promote the proliferation of mammary gland stem cells in response to the sex hormone progesterone. (2018-06-19)
Cell type and environment influence protein turnover in the brain
Scientists have revealed that protein molecules in the brain are broken down and replaced at different rates, depending on where in the brain they are. (2018-06-19)
Cell technology used to treat osteochondral knee defect
As the publication describes, autologous cells of stromal vascular fraction were transplanted to a 36-year-old man with the use of fibrin matrix. (2018-06-18)
The same characteristics can be acquired differently when it comes to neurons
Distinct molecular mechanisms can generate the same features in different neurons, a team of scientists has discovered. (2018-06-14)
161 genetic factors for myopia identified
The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia, which identified 161 genetic factors for short-sightedness. (2018-06-14)
New epigenetic drug against Mantle Cell Lymphoma
A new study by doctor Manel Esteller's group at IDIBELL presents an epigenetic drug capable of slowing down cell growth in Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL). (2018-06-11)
Reviving the protector: new tactic against medulloblastoma
Scientists have a new tactic with potential for fighting medulloblastoma, the most common and most aggressive form of brain tumor in children. (2018-06-11)
How stem cells move
Scientists from Newcastle University have shown that human embryonic stem cells move by travelling back and forth in a line, much like ants moving along their trails. (2018-06-08)
Ten thousand bursting genes
Scientists can now image the activity of 10,421 genes at once within individual cells, using a new technique developed at Caltech. (2018-06-08)
New data-mining technique offers most-vivid picture of Martian mineralogy
A team of scientists have revealed the mineralogy of Mars at an unprecedented scale, which will help them understand the planet's geologic history and habitability. (2018-06-06)
Lab-grown neurons improve breathing in mice after spinal cord injury
In a pre-clinical study, researchers show that V2a interneurons could one day help paralyzed patients breathe without a ventilator. (2018-06-06)
New tool enables big-scale analysis of single cells
Researchers at the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CNAG-CRG) in Barcelona, Spain, developed a novel computational tool named BigSCale to analyze millions of single cells simultaneously. (2018-06-05)
Timing is everything to build kidneys from scratch
Perfectly punctual or fashionably late, it takes all kinds to build a kidney. (2018-06-04)
Childhood cancer: The four survival strategies of tumor cells
Cancer cells in children tend to develop by following four main trajectories -- and two of them are linked to relapse of the disease, research led by Lund University in Sweden shows. (2018-06-04)
Antifungal drug eliminates sleeping bowel cancer cells in mice
An antifungal medication, commonly prescribed for toenail infections, could help eliminate dormant cells within bowel tumors, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK and published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine today. (2018-05-31)
Researchers uncover cell types of the human breast epithelium
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists at UCSF and Northwestern University, have profiled human breast epithelial cells, identifying three new distinct epithelial cell populations. (2018-05-31)
Promise of faster, more accessible schizophrenia diagnosis, Rutgers study shows
A Rutgers study shows how the hand-held device RETeval may prove to be a more accessible way to diagnose schizophrenia, predict relapse and symptom severity, and assess treatment effectiveness. (2018-05-30)
Some blood stem cells are better than others
In your body, blood stem cells produce approximately 10 billion new white blood cells, which are also known as immune cells, each and every day. (2018-05-30)
Simultaneous monitoring of surfaces and protein distribution in cells
In a first proof-of-concept study, researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have combined two microscopy methods that render both a cell's surface and the distribution of a protein in the cell visible, at a resolution in the nanometer range. (2018-05-28)
A system of check and balances in the blood
Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs) give rise to blood and immune cells of the body, and are therefore essential for our survival. (2018-05-24)
Why do we need one pair of genome?
Scientists have unraveled how the cell replication process destabilizes when it has more, or less, than a pair of chromosome sets, each of which is called a genome -- a major step toward understanding chromosome instability in cancer cells. (2018-05-24)
Designer cells: Artificial enzyme can activate a gene switch
Complex reaction cascades can be triggered in artificial molecular systems: Swiss scientists have constructed an enzyme than can penetrate a mammalian cell and accelerate the release of a hormone. (2018-05-22)
UM researcher: Big data, networks identify cell signaling pathways in lung cancer
A team of scientists led by University of Montana cell biologist Mark Grimes has identified networks inside lung cancer cells that will help understand this cancer and fight it with drug treatments. (2018-05-22)
Cell types underlying schizophrenia identified
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and University of North Carolina, USA, have identified the cell types underlying schizophrenia in a new study published in Nature Genetics. (2018-05-21)
One way social isolation changes the mouse brain
Social isolation is an intensely stressful environment for mice. When animals are stressed, they generally become much more reactive to a variety of negative stimulants, and these reactions or behaviors persist longer than in non-stressed animals. (2018-05-17)
Cell type switch helps colon cancer evade treatment, study suggests
Researchers in Germany have discovered that colon cancers are often resistant to existing drug treatments because they are composed of two different cell types that can replace each other when one cell type is killed. (2018-05-16)
Researchers take key step toward growing human organs in laboratory
Researchers have learned that precursor cells for skeletal muscles actually also give rise to neurons, blood vessels, blood cells and immune cells, pushing science one step closer to generating body parts in a laboratory. (2018-05-16)
Colon cancer -- Targeting tumor cell plasticity
Cell type switch helps colon cancer evade treatment, a study suggests. (2018-05-16)
Stroke: Researchers shed light on the brain recovery process and new treatment strategies
Dr. Brian MacVicar at the University of British Columbia has recently discovered how two types of cells, called astrocytes and pericytes, work together to regenerate blood flow in the brain areas affected by stroke. (2018-05-16)
Reducing cholesterol could enhance T-cell cancer immunotherapy
Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated for the first time that lowering blood cholesterol levels could enhance the success of a specific type of T-cell immunotherapy in fighting cancer. (2018-05-16)
Researchers uncover up to 100 potential drug targets for cancer
In a new study based on mouse cells internationally leading protein researchers have identified several new potential targets using state-of-the-art technology, many of which could be employed for future treatment of different types of cancers and diseases. (2018-05-14)
Key protein in sperm tail assembly identified
A study, published in the Journal of Cell Biology, focuses on the development of the sperm tail, the structure that enables sperm cells to swim and is therefore critical for male fertility. (2018-05-11)
Targeted 'click-to-release' chemotherapy gives good results in mice
Tagworks Pharmaceuticals, based at Radboud university medical center, has developed a new technique for the targeted delivery of chemotherapy for tumors in cases where this was previously very difficult. (2018-05-04)
SWAT team of immune cells found in mother's milk
Immune cells that are ready to take action against invaders like bacteria have been found in women's breast milk, researchers say. (2018-05-03)
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