News tagged with biologists

Genetics: Live better longer

Biologists at the University of Fribourg have been looking at a threadworm gene which also occurs in humans. This gene could be central to a genetic system which is responsible for development, reproduction ...

Aug 30, 2013
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Stopping cancer in its tracks?

We've come a long way in cancer treatments – we have powerful, effective drugs for many types of cancer and we're moving toward ever more specific, less invasive therapies. But the problem with cancer is ...

Aug 27, 2013
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Compounds outsmart solid tumors' malfunctioning machinery

Molecular biologists in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have found a novel way to fine-tune the activity of cells' protein-disposing machinery, with potentially cancer-fighting ...

Jul 18, 2013
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Self-perpetuating signals may drive tumor cells to spread

A team of international researchers from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (USA) has identified a self-perpetuating signaling circuit inside connective tissue cells ...

Jul 16, 2013
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Fighting cancer with microgravity research

(Phys.org) —For lab-coated cancer biologists, peering through microscopes at stained tissue samples under fluorescent lights, the International Space Station may be the last thing that comes to mind. But ...

Jun 25, 2013
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