Nature Communications

New insight into cancer defense mechanism

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have identified a new mechanism which gives a better understanding of cancer development. The results have just been published in the scientific journal Nature Co ...

Dec 10, 2014
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Mutations drive unrestrained secretion

Benign tumors in the pituitary gland lead to uncontrolled secretion of the stress hormone cortisol by the cells of the adrenal cortex. An international research effort has now characterized a new mechanism ...

Dec 10, 2014
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Cell division induces tissue ordering

Nature's ingenious systems: A layer of cells called endothelial cells lines the interior of blood vessels. When blood flows through the vessels, such cells only divide to replace dead cells. However, if there ...

Dec 08, 2014
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Mini chromosomes that strengthen tumors

Cancers are due to genetic aberrations in certain cells that gain the ability to divide indefinitely. This proliferation of sick cells generates tumors, which gradually invade healthy tissue. Therefore, current therapies ...

Dec 04, 2014
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