News tagged with biological chemistry

Landmark study describes prostate cancer metastasis switch

Prostate cancer doesn't kill in the prostate – it's only once the disease travels to bone, lung, liver, etc. that it turns fatal. Previous studies have shown that loss of the protein E-Cadherin is essential for this metastasis. ...

Apr 02, 2013
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New target for treating wide spectrum of cancers

(Medical Xpress)—UC Irvine biologists, chemists and computer scientists have identified an elusive pocket on the surface of the p53 protein that can be targeted by cancer-fighting drugs. The finding heralds a new treatment ...

Jan 31, 2013
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Discovering the secrets of tumor growth

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen's Center for Healthy Ageing have identified a compound that blocks the expression of a protein without which certain tumours cannot grow. This compound has the potential as an anticancer ...

Jan 24, 2013
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