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Scientists identify new gene linked to Type 2 diabetes

Scientists have identified a new gene which appears to play a lead role in triggering the onset of Type 2 diabetes. The study, led by Nottingham Trent University, found that activity of the 'TNFR5' gene significantly increases ...

Sep 06, 2016
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Uncovering a new pathway to halting metastasis

Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to other sites in the body, is responsible for more than 90 percent of cancer deaths. Thus, there is a significant need to improve the therapeutic ...

Aug 19, 2016
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Programmed cell death

Programmed cell-death (or PCD) is death of a cell in any form, mediated by an intracellular program. In contrast to necrosis, which is a form of cell-death that results from acute tissue injury and provokes an inflammatory response, PCD is carried out in a regulated process which generally confers advantage during an organism's life-cycle. PCD serves fundamental functions during both plant and metazoa (multicellular animals) tissue development.

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