News tagged with growth

Weakness exposed in most common cancer gene

NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have found a biological weakness in the workings of the most commonly mutated gene involved in human cancers, known as mutant K-Ras, which they say can be exploited by drug chemotherapies ...

Feb 10, 2014
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Aging brains need 'chaperone' proteins

(Medical Xpress)—The word "chaperone" refers to an adult who keeps teenagers from acting up at a dance or overnight trip. It also describes a type of protein that can guard the brain against its own troublemakers: ...

Jan 30, 2014
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Discovery may lead to new drugs for osteoporosis

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered what appears to be a potent stimulator of new bone growth. The finding could lead to new treatments for osteoporosis and ...

Jan 30, 2014
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Fragmented sleep accelerates cancer growth, research shows

Poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system's ability to control or eradicate early cancers, according to a new study published online ...

Jan 27, 2014
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FAK helps tumor cells enter the bloodstream

Cancer cells have something that every prisoner longs for—a master key that allows them to escape. A study in The Journal of Cell Biology describes how a protein that promotes tumor growth also enables cancer ...

Jan 20, 2014
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