Tag: "cancer" at biology news
Diverse genetic abnormalities lead to NF-κB activation in multiple myeloma
...ling pathway as a target for MM therapy. MM is a cancer
of the plasma cell, a blood cell that produces antibodies to help the body fight off infections. Previous research implicates abnormal activation of the NF-κB signaling pathway as a key event in MM pathology. NF-κB target genes are known to...
Bursts of waves drive immune system 'soldiers' toward invaders
...otential for better understanding and treatment of cancer
and heart disease. Visible only under a very hig...ponents scrutinized in the new research also drive cancer
cell metastasis, the finding may lead to strategies to block cancer
growth. Similarly, faulty regula...
Protein 'chatter' linked to cancer activation
...he entire human genome, a chat that contributes to cancer
development. The research, published today in N...eriorate faster are at a higher risk of developing cancer
because short chromosome ends are a serious threat to the stability of our genome. When the genome b...
Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
...mble bee colonies, says pathologist Tan Ince. Each cancer
cell in the tumor plays a specific role, and just ...at form the bulk of the tumor. These queens are cancer
stem cells. Now the lab of Whitehead Member Robert Weinberg has created such cells in a Petri dish b...
MIT creates 3-D images of living cell
...m has created three-dimensional images of cervical cancer
cells, showing internal cell structures. They've a...e to 0.1 seconds. The team's image of a cervical cancer
cell reveals the cell nucleus, the nucleolus and a number of smaller organelles in the cytoplasm. Th...
Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless
...ism in play by which green tea may protect against cancer
development, but this is a good place to start....
ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA
...umours need to grow, and could complement existing cancer
therapies, while in the longer term bringing the p...effects. There are three primary ways of treating cancer
at present, and these have fundamentally changed little in 30 years. In the case of solid tumours, s...
Smokeless tobacco more effective than cigarettes for delivering dangerous carcinogens into the body
...s. NNK is a human carcinogen known to produce lung cancer
as well as cancers of the pancreas, nasal mucosa a... said author Stephen S. Hecht, Ph.D., professor of cancer
prevention at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center. The only likely safe alternative to smokin...
No evidence that widely prescribed statins protect against prostate cancer
...wide -- might cut ones risk of developing prostate cancer
by reducing production of the male hormones that fuel cancer
growth. Researchers from the New England Research Institutes found that while men using statins di...
A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
...depth understanding of the mechanisms that trigger cancer
cell growth is vital to the development of more ta...mechanisms induced by the factor. However, in some cancer
patients this mitigation mechanism does not appear to function, partly because the ubiquitin does no...
New study suggests Concord grape juice may provide protection against breast cancer
...oman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer
. While factors like age and heredity contribute s...ce that may help provide protection against breast cancer
is a glass of 100 percent grape juice made from deep purple Concord grapes. According to a new study...
New test improves detection of liver cancer
...ai in China, have developed a test to detect liver cancer
in an early stage. A small blood sample is the onl.... The new test enables accurate detection of liver cancer
in over 50% of the cases for which previous diagnostic tests have not been able to provide a definit...
Weizmann Institute scientists discover a control mechanism for metastasis
Metastasis when cancer
cells dissociate from the original tumor and migra...m to colonize distant organs is the main cause of cancer
death. A team of scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science has now revealed new details about ...
Other highlights in the Aug. 7 JNCI
... Taking vitamins and minerals did not reduce liver cancer
death rates in a study conducted by the National C... the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Liver cancer
is a common cancer
with a high death rate. New prevention strategies are needed to reduce the number...
High-intensity ultrasound may launch attack on cancer, wherever it lurks
...und, the immune system might even seek and destroy cancer
cells, including those that have spread through th...e toxic spill then alerts the immune system to the cancer
threat, leading to the production of tumor-fighting white blood cells. If the effect seen in mice ...
Role of thyroid hormones in slumber under investigation at Rutgers
...roject at Rutgers-Camden. A diagnosis of thyroid cancer
in 1991 inspired Martins in-depth studies of thyroid hormones for over a decade. Martin has been cancer-free since the removal of his thyroid gland, but his need to compensate for its absence with pills has been educational. I have to adjust the do...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
...rga, Atsushi Ogiwara and colleagues point out that cancer
therapy already is moving toward individualized treatments selected according to tumor cell type and patients predicted responses to different kinds of anti-cancer drugs. Their paper describes key features of state-of-the-art proteomic profiling, in ...
Computer graphics spills from milk to medicine
...t to the doctors who are using light to treat skin cancer
and other skin diseases, Jensen explained. Some of the inspiration for their model being presented at SIGGRAPH 2007 came from equations that physicists studying coated soot particles derived to deal with shortcomings in the Lorenz-Mie theory. Jens...
Multicenter study nets new lung tumor-suppressor gene
... a particular gene can block key steps of the lung cancer
process in mice. The researchers report in the jou... a "tumor-suppressor" gene for non-small cell lung cancer
in mice, it also may be more powerful than other, better-known suppressors. The study will be publis...
Defects in critical gene lead to accelerated lung tumor growth
... the most lethal malignancy in man, a form of lung cancer
called squamous cell carcinoma. Lung cancer
kills more Americans each year than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. Of the differe...
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