News tagged with cancer cells

p53 cuts off invading cancer cells

The tumor suppressor p53 does all it can to prevent oncogenes from transforming normal cells into tumor cells by killing defective cells or causing them to become inactive. Sometimes oncogenes manage to initiate ...

Mar 24, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Surprising new way to kill cancer cells

Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that cancer cells – and not normal cells – can be killed by eliminating either the FAS receptor, also known as CD95, or its binding component, CD95 ligand.

Mar 21, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (10) | comments 0

New approach makes cancer cells explode

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that a substance called Vacquinol-1 makes cells from glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain tumour, literally explode. When mice were ...

Mar 20, 2014
popularity 4.7 / 5 (13) | comments 0

Researchers uncover allergy-cancer connection

While many are stocking up on allergy medicine in preparation for spring, a new study from researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center has uncovered a new connection between allergy ...

Mar 19, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (3) | comments 0

Inflammation mobilizes tumor cells

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have discovered a novel feedback mechanism that provides a mechanistic link between chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis.

Mar 19, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0