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Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

...vation of PI3K would allow the cell to continually grow and make copies of itself, resulting in a cancerous tumor. Research over the past decade by numerous laboratories has supported this model and provided evidence that PI3K plays a critical role in many human cancers. In addition, research from Cant...

Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes

...or metastasis by inducing new lymphatic vessels to grow within the nodes even before a secondary tumor has developed. "This observation is our most surprising and exciting finding," says Michael Detmar, MD, of the MGH Cutaneous Biology Research Center, the study's senior author. "It's a new twist to the ...

Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize

...nd working with its operations research faculty to grow intelligently.Nanzan uses operations research to plan the layout of its new campus for maximum convenience and efficiency, adjust the size of new buildings so they TM re not overbuilt, schedule classes to spare students and professors from commuting ...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...e percentage of Americans, and increases as people grow older, the issue will only become more important as the baby boom generation ages. "Our study suggests that it is better to save for a rainy day, than to spend your savings on a house where it doesn't rain," he says. Ubel and Smith also note that the...

Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications

...la's team is working to use patients' own cells to grow more than 20 different tissue types. They harvest cells from humans and apply growth factors, to cause the cells to multiply outside the body. It can take years to develop and perfect these growth factors, which cause a group of cells about one centi...

Scientists identify protein that controls cancer cells

...astomas require their own blood supply in order to grow and spread. The researchers' initial goal was to l...nfiltrate normal tissue. It also enables tumors to grow a blood supply. In addition, when non-tumor forming cells were supplied with Fra-1, they began produ...

New treatment for hereditary breast cancer

...and create new cells. The tumour is then unable to grow and eventually dies. The beauty of this system is...treatment to kill BRCA deficient cells before they grow out to tumours, says Dr Thomas Helleday, associate professor at Stockholm University who runs the re...

Northwestern's cancer genetics program finds gene variants that greatly increase breast cancer risk

...2, alter cells in a way that causes them either to grow faster or become cancerous. Dr. Pasche says while ...e makes people susceptible to having certain cells grow and divide uncontrollably, which may contribute to cancer development." Northwestern researchers col...

Measuring enzymes at end of cancer pathway predicts outcome of Tarceva, Taxol

... are the triggering molecules that allow a cell to grow and divide. CDK cell cycle enzymes are the end target of numerous cellular pathways that are involved in cancer development and progression, the researchers say.Before these studies, no one has been able to accurately test the function of enzymes fro...

CML found to wield 'death factor' that kills normal blood marrow cells

...velopment of leukemia by giving the cancer room to grow and spread, making it easier to invade the bone ma...delphia chromosome-positive cells can overcome and grow effectively in a crowded marrow environment," Arlinghaus says. "The disease may begin with a single ...

Louder neurons form more connections, Stanford research shows

...ns out that determining which of the branches will grow follows an age-old axiom: The squeaky neuron gets the grease. "Louder neurons drown out their quieter neighbors," Smith said. Working out this seemingly simple rule took some technical finesse. Hua created zebrafish with a few brain cells that made ...

Health inequalities continue to widen, despite government rhetoric

... Britain, inequalities in wealth have continued to grow and are likely to be transmitted to the next generation, they add. More substantial redistributive policies are needed that address both poverty and income inequality, they conclude....

Enrollment progress for European approval trial

...et which independent analysts have estimated could grow to several billion dollars per annum. The CE mark In Europe, the letters 'CE' on a manufactured product are a guarantee it meets the essential requirements of the relevant European Directives. For medical device manufacturers like Ventracor, this i...

Northwestern's cancer genetics program ID's gene variant that increases colon cancer risk

...e makes people susceptible to having certain cells grow and divide uncontrollably, which may contribute to cancer development."...

UT Southwestern researchers show new drug may help treat certain forms of leukemia

...ries of chemical reactions that cause the cells to grow and divide. Although Gleevec has been highly successful against CML, it is unknown whether the drug can permanently eradicate all leukemia cells with the specific aberrant enzyme found in CML patients. About 15 percent to 20 percent of patients who t...

Molecular change occurring during brain tumor progression also evident in breast cancer

...mors to develop the new blood vessels they need to grow rapidly, migrate and invade other tissue. Although the switch is evident even in an early stage of breast cancer when cells are proliferating but not infiltrating normal tissue, it becomes more pronounced as the cancer progresses to the invasive sta...

Human eggs can develop from ovarian surface cells in vitro

...to form new primary follicles the structures that grow and rupture during ovulation to release mature eggs. However, definitive proof that new oocytes may develop in adult human females will be if they can be found to differentiate in vitro from OSE cells derived from adult human ovaries. For the fir...

Research suggests molecular approaches to brain tumor treatment

... "This protein seems to be important in how tumors grow and how they may spread to healthy tissue," said Waldemar Debinski, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Brain Tumor Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "It is a very powerful biological factor and may be an attractive targ...

Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science

...ficult for researchers to study because they can't grow it in culture. In fact, M. leprae only lives in ...y eating infected human cadavers), and it can also grow in the footpads of mice. Cole and his international research team compared the genomes of seven stra...

While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

...blocked, levels of proteins that make cancer cells grow drop. Drug makers are currently working on ways to block HSP90, which is known as a promiscuous chaperone protein because it binds to many different cells and receptors in the body. It turns out that those researchers are trying to duplicate what gr...

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