News tagged with cell death
Nitric oxide (NO), a gas with many biological functions in healthy cells, can also help some cancer cells survive chemotherapy. A new study from MIT reveals one way in which this resistance may arise, and ...
Cancer Apr 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Cornell University researchers have discovered a likely origin of epithelial ovarian cancer (ovarian carcinoma), the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
Cancer Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A compound that stimulates the production of a tumor-fighting protein may improve the usefulness of the protein in cancer therapy, according to a team of researchers.
Cancer Feb 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Results from a meta-analysis of 11 independent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research studies are giving hope to the ALS community by showing, for the first time, that the fatal disease ...
Neuroscience Jan 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A University of Colorado Boulder-led team has discovered two prime targets of the Hepatitis B virus in liver cells, findings that could lead to treatment of liver disease in some of the 400 million people worldwide currently ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 22, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—In 1906, when Alois Alzheimer discovered the neurodegenerative disease that would later be named for him, he saw amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles inside the brain. Several decades later, ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Oct 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Exactly how Alzheimer's disease kills brain cells is still somewhat of a mystery, but University of Michigan researchers have uncovered a clue that supports the idea that small proteins ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Oct 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Potential new class of drugs protects nerve cells in models of Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Researchers at the University of Iowa and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, have identified a new class of small molecules that block nerve cell death in animal models of Parkinson's disease and ...
Medical research Oct 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A University of Arizona professor is overseeing the manufacture of an experimental drug that could help reduce brain damage after a stroke.
Medical research Sep 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Research conducted at the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, has for the first time, identified the mode of death of cone photoreceptor cells in an animal model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
Ophthalmology Aug 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Alzheimer's disease is one of the most dreaded and debilitating illnesses one can develop. Currently, the disease afflicts 6.5 million Americans and the Alzheimer's Association projects it to increase to between ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 09, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified an agent that in lab tests protected the skin and lungs from fibrosis, a process that can ultimately end in organ failure and even death because ...
Medical research May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) in Singapore and National Cancer Centre of Singapore, has identified hundreds of novel genes that are mutated in ...
Genetics Apr 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a promising new therapy for Huntington disease that restores lost motor skills and may delay or stop the progression of the disease based on lab model tests, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (9) | 1 |
Study IDs key protein for cell death, offers way to kill cancer cells by forcing them into programmed-death pathway
When cells suffer too much DNA damage, they are usually forced to undergo programmed cell death, or apoptosis. However, cancer cells often ignore these signals, flourishing even after chemotherapy drugs have ...
Genetics May 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (9) | 0 |
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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