News tagged with healthy cells

Why cancer cells grow despite a lack of oxygen

Healthy cells reduce their growth when there is a lack of oxygen (hypoxia). This makes it even more surprising that hypoxia is a characteristic feature of malignant tumours. In two publications in the current ...

Nov 25, 2014
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A new pathway discovered regulating autoimmune diseases

The main function of the immune system is to protect against diseases and infections. For unknown reasons our immune system attacks healthy cells, tissues and organs in a process called autoimmunity, which can result in diseases ...

Oct 07, 2014
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Novel cancer drug proves safe for leukemia patients

Results of a Phase I clinical trial showed that a new drug targeting mitochondrial function in human cancer cells was safe and showed some efficacy. The findings, reported by doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, ...

Sep 08, 2014
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Innovative algorithm spots interactions lethal to cancer

Despite the revolutionary biotechnological advancements of the last few decades, an ideal anti-cancer treatment—one that's immediately lethal to cancer cells, harmless to healthy cells, and resistant to cancer's relapse—is ...

Sep 03, 2014
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Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all

(Medical Xpress)—Achalasia is a rare disease – it affects 1 in 100,000 people – characterized by a loss of nerve cells in the esophageal wall. While its cause remains unknown, a new study by a team of researchers at ...

Jul 22, 2014
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