Cancer

Enlightening cancer cells

Joint EMBO Journal paper by IST Austria and Vienna Medical University groups on engineered cell surface receptors activated by light. Small algal protein domains serve as synthetic light sensors in human ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Cancer risk: Aspirin and smoking affect aging of genes

The risk of developing cancer increases with age. Factors like smoking and regular aspirin use also affect the risk of cancer – although in the opposite sense. Researchers from the University of Basel were ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Cannibalistic cancer eats itself to survive treatment

Stubborn cancer cells play a cunning trick when faced with treatments designed to kill them—they eat themselves to survive. But SAHMRI researchers have found a way to starve the cancer cells, making them more susceptible ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Tuberculosis protein helps spot breast cancer's signals

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have used a protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the bacterium that causes most cases of tuberculosis – to unravel the signals produced by cancer from those of healthy cells.

Jul 01, 2014
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The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and six other institutions published ...

At last, hope for ALS patients?

U of T researchers have found a missing link that helps to explain how ALS, one of the world's most feared diseases, paralyses and ultimately kills its victims. The breakthrough is helping them trace a path to a treatment ...