Tag: "cancer" at biology news
Emory researchers map structure of anti-cancer molecule
...tural puzzle of how an emerging class of promising cancer
drugs work to halt cell division. The discovery po...y opens the door to the creation of more effective cancer
treatments. "Uncovering and mapping the structure of this model system will assist scienti...
Body's own defense against H. pylori, cause of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer
...d introduces the possibility of preventing stomach cancer
associated with H. pylori. Over ...eat stomach ulcers and, long-term, prevent stomach cancer
linked with H. pylori." Dr. Fukuda believes that it will be possible to breed cows and genet...
Leukemia stem cells identified by Stanford researchers
...ine researchers. These self-renewing cells, called cancer
stem cells, are the ones chemotherapy must wipe ou...ively eliminate cancer. Current treatments destroy cancer
cells indiscriminately, draining the reservoir of cancer
cells without specifically eliminating the ...
Rutgers-Newark scientist: Mosquitoes may carry lethal parasite
...hat AIDS patients, organ-transplant recipients and cancer
patients undergoing chemotherapy who have a low white blood-cell count need to take extra care to avoid ingesting microsporidial parasites. She recommends that they always boil tap water before consuming it or stick to bottled water as long as the...
Jefferson scientists find gene expression pattern may predict behavior of leukemia
...cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Jefferson cancer
researchers have found. Scientists, led by Carlo ...n a better understanding of the roles of miRNAs in cancer
and provide targets for future drug development....
The telomere crisis: A crucial stage in breast cancer
..., known as 'ductal carcinoma in situ.'" Should the cancer
progress further, it next invades other parts of t...e breast and may escape to other organs. Not all cancer
researchers agree that telomere crisis in hyperplasia, followed by reactivation of telomerase, leads...
Small animal imaging gives cancer clues
...se. The system can distinguish different stages of cancer
andcould lead to more sensitive screening tests fo...hy (PET) is widely used for detecting andfollowing cancer
in human patients. It works by following short-livedradioactive tracers that are taken up by fast-gr...
Genetic mutation linked to more aggressive breast cancer found more often in African-Americans
...essor gene called p53 are more prevalent in breast cancer
of African-American women than white women, accord...ence of p53 alterations in African-American breast cancer
patients," according to an accompanying editorial. Free abstracts of the study and editorial will be...
More aggressive breast cancer tumors found in African American women
...tation related to a more aggressive form of breast cancer
occurs four times more often in African American p...an-American women have a lower incidence of breast cancer
than white women, but they have a higher mortality rate. The disease also develops at an earlier age...
Alterations in vitamin D receptor gene increase prostate, breast cancer risk
...he sunshine vitamin, increasing the risk of breast cancer
in Caucasian women and prostate cancer
in African-American men, according to two new studies. The results, in journals published by the Ame...
New prostate cancer gene identified
...lso encourages the growth and survival of prostate cancer
cells. "This finding provides critical insight in...etermine the extent of its involvement in prostate cancer
and other cancers as well." "These findings represent a significant advancement in prostate cancer
Study links high carbohydrate diet to increased breast cancer risk
...cious dieters may be lowering their risk of breast cancer
while they're shedding pounds, based on the findin...ntake from carbohydrates incurred a risk of breast cancer
2.2 times higher than women with more balanced diets. Dietary patterns in Mexico are characterized ...
U-M scientists find common virus in human prostate tissue
...this common virus also may play a role in prostate cancer
the second-leading cause of deaths from cancer
in American men. A team of scientists directed by Michael J. Imperiale, Ph.D., U-M professor of m...
Method to visualize gene activity may provide insight into normal development & genome function
.... With this information, it should be possible for cancer
biologists to predict how aggressive a tumor will be from its early patterns of gene expression." "Cell fate decisions must be understood in order for any of the incredible medical potential of stem cell therapy to be realized," adds Dave Kosm...
UCSD researchers are first to demonstrate molecular link between inflammation and cancer
...nce of the molecular link between inflammation and cancer
has been shown by researchers at the University of...s to cause cancer. When IKK beta was deleted, the cancer
incidence and tumor growth in mice was decreased by nearly 80 percent. IKK beta is required for acti...
Early clinical treatment can halt progression of Alzheimer's disease, UCI researchers find
... and is the third leading cause of death, trailing cancer
and coronary heart disease. Besides LaFerla, the paper's coauthors are Salvatore Oddo, Lauren Billings, J. Patrick Kesslak and David H. Cribbs. Oddo, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, is the paper's lead a...
Molecular therapeutics advance fight against brain cancer
...t of malignancy in the brain and how it relates to cancer
cell division, survival, and movement....
Outcome for acute lymphoblastic leukemia linked to gene expression patterns
... to either resistance or sensitivity to four major cancer
drugs used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (...nized genes that are associated with resistance to cancer
chemotherapy. Only three of these genes had been previously linked to drug resistance. These new gen...
New discovery may help transplants survive
...transplant rejection but also for diseases such as cancer
that may proliferate because of VEGF-3. "What we h...s of the body. And, it could be a new piece of the cancer
puzzle. "It has been shown that antigen presenting cells around tumors also express VEGFR-3 and we a...
Study: A little help from friends makes wounds heal faster
...eople who are otherwise immunocompromised, such as cancer
or AIDS patients. But having a companion may help wounds heal faster during stressful times." ...
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