Tag: "cancer" at biology news

How cells change the pace of their steps

...y that may help researchers devise ways to prevent cancer cells from spreading throughout the body. The di...bly treat such conditions and suggest possible new cancer treatments aimed at inhibiting the metastatic spreading of some cancer tumors. Cells of all higher...

Unknotting DNA clue to cancer syndrome

...actions of a gene mutation that causes early onset cancer provides a fundamental insight into the mechanism ...yndrome, a rare genetic disease, typically develop cancer in their twenties. The underlying cause is a mutation in a gene called Blm, which encodes a member o...

Biologists at Tufts University discover 1 reason why chromosomes break, often leading to cancer

... genome stability have observed that many kinds of cancer are associated with areas where human chromosomes ...f predicted high flexibility, plus a region near a cancer cell breakpoint and a control region, and test whether any of these regions could cause breakage of ...

COX-2 inhibitors delay pancreatic cancer precursors in mice

... potential role for COX-2 inhibitors in pancreatic cancer prevention among high-risk patients. Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in America over 33,000 Americans will likely die from ...

Phase II study of therapeutic vaccine shows efficacy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

PHILADELPHIA A therapeutic cancer vaccine has shown effectiveness when given alongsi...hemotherapy to patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in a phase II trial, according to researchers at Oxford BioMedica (UK) Ltd. The study found that si...

Synchrotron could help save the Tassie devil

...opment of a test which will allow detection of the cancer before the tumours become evident, he says. This would make any quarantine strategy easier to establish, as well as much more efficient. The idea is based on Australian research showing disease-related changes in the composition of human hair. The ...

New grants bolster efforts to generate faster and cheaper tools for DNA sequencing

...uctural variations and aberrations associated with cancer genomes. The resulting data could be linked to information produced by other emerging sequencing platforms....

JCI table of contents: August 1, 2007

...y the observation that individuals with colorectal cancer who receive treatment with an antagonist of the receptor for EGF also develop hypomagnesemia. As noted by Shmuel Muallem and Orson W. Moe in an accompanying commentary "This work is another seminal example of the power of the study of monogenic disor...

U-M researchers find family of 'on switches' that cause prostate cancer

...ells from growing uncontrollably, causing prostate cancer to develop. By testing these gene fusions in mi...rs showed that the fusions are what cause prostate cancer to develop. But its not just one set of genes that fuse. The researchers found that any one of sever...

Aggressive therapy best for certain AML patients

... study suggests that acute leukemia patients whose cancer cells show a genetic change that usually predicts ... to people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) whose cancer cells have normal-looking chromosomes and a gene mutation called MLL-PTD. Typically, these AML pa...

Molecule blocks gene, sheds light on liver cancer

...ly how one specific microRNA, called miR-21, helps cancer develop. This molecule occurs at unusually high levels in many kinds of cancer cells. The study looked at a gene called PTEN (pronounced P-TEN), which normally protects cells from...

Gold nanoparticles may pan out as tool for cancer diagnosis

...T LAFAYETTE, Ind. - When it comes to searching out cancer cells, gold may turn out to be a precious metal. ...e capable of identifying marker proteins on breast cancer cells, making the tiny particles a potential tool to better diagnose and treat cancer. The technolog...

UF to lead research on life-threatening fungus

... which increasingly poses a major health threat to cancer patients andtransplant recipients. The National Institutes of Health has awarded $9 million over the nextseven years to the effort. UF researchers are collaborating withcolleagues at Duke University, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the D...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007

...sure to diesel exhaust and in studies of potential cancer risks associated with that exposure. Past research, the report notes, had predicted that certain metabolites compounds formed in the bodies of people exposed to diesel exhaust should appear in the urine. One of those compounds is known by the acron...

Researchers find pathway that controls cell size and division

...an better understand why this process goes awry in cancer cells resulting in uncontrolled growth and aberrant division. A primary focus of the Levin labs research is a protein called FtsZ. FtsZ is an ancestor of tubulin, the protein that is responsible for distributing duplicated chromosomes between divid...

Caffeine and exercise can team up to prevent skin cancer

...e National Cancer Institute, sunlight-induced skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the United States with more than 1 million new cases each year. A research team at Rutgers, The S...

Zebrafish: It's not your parents' lab rat

...ming regular contributors on research ranging from cancer to cocaine addiction. For example, zebrafish were used a landmark 2005 study that led scientists to the human gene that regulates skin color. Lane's zebrafish studies explore one the major unexplained areas in developmental biology -- how the brain...

A friendly foe -- Bacteria residing in the gut boost immune response to tumors

One potent, immune-based treatment for cancer is total body irradiation (TBI). This approach first depletes the body of the population of immune cells known as lymphocytes and then involves the adoptive transfer of tumor-specific T cells to the patient. Lymphodepletion has previously been shown ...

JCI table of contents -- July 26, 2007

... tumors One potent, immune-based treatment for cancer is total body irradiation (TBI). This approach first depletes the body of the population of immune cells known as lymphocytes and then involves the adoptive transfer of tumor-specific T cells to the patient. Lymphodepletion has previously been shown ...

U-M researchers identify gene involved in breast cancer

... This is unusual, as only one other gene linked to cancer has been found on the X chromosome. When one co...deleted or mutated in a substantial portion of the cancer sample: about 80 percent of the cancer tissues studied did not express the gene at all. In additi...

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(Date:7/29/2014)... New research from scientists at the University of Kent ... inside cells are regulated a breakthrough that could ... A team from Kent,s School of Biosciences uncovered the ... within cells known as actin filaments are ... these actin filaments appear to completely stable, providing a ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... breaking new book that brings together two of the ... the profile of insect fossils through stunning photographs and ... and James E Jepson, details the incredible preservation and ... the scene for what these remarkable fossils can tell ... the future of our planet. Like the mosquito in ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for other purposes ... inside human cells, including those that cause Legionnaires, disease, ... mBio , the online open-access journal of the ... identifying non-antibiotic drugs that could one day help curb ... the list inhibit the growth of at least three ...
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