Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

No brakes on breast cancer cells

Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center have discovered a tiny RNA molecule, called miR-520, which at once blocks two important pathways in the development of cancer in cells. In estrogen receptor-negative ...

Dec 16, 2011
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Tapeworm drug inhibits colon cancer metastasis

A compound that for about 60 years has been used as a drug against tapeworm infection is also apparently effective against colon cancer metastasis, as studies using mice have now shown. The compound silences a gene that triggers ...

Jun 17, 2011
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Using Viagra to combat malignant melanoma

Many tumors cause chronic inflammations, which, in their turn, suppress specific attacks against the tumor by the immune system. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center and Medical Faculty Mannheim ...

Nov 08, 2011
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Diabetes: A duo helps better

Metformin and SGLT2 inhibitors together reduce the blood sugar levels considerably more effectively than either drug alone. Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, ...

Aug 04, 2014
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Cortisol controls recycling of bile acids

Nature sees to it that we do not have "too much choler" (bile) in our body. A delicately equilibrated regulation system ensures that there is always exactly the right amount of bile in the gallbladder. When ...

Jul 07, 2011
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