News tagged with lung cells

Fasting time for tumour cells

(Medical Xpress)—Tumours need a steady supply of sufficient nutrients to be able to grow. In order to secure the nutrient availability, they secrete messenger compounds to stimulate neighbouring blood vessels ...

Mar 15, 2013
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Fatty acids could lead to flu drug

Flu viruses are a major cause of death and sickness around the world, and antiviral drugs currently do not protect the most seriously ill patients. A study published March 7th by Cell Press in the journal Cell reveals that a ...

Mar 07, 2013
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Tracking the cell transitions that cause cancer

Researchers think that for cancer to develop, damaged cells have to undergo certain transitions that cause them to spread, or metastasize. Junior Tristan Bepler, a biology and computer science major, is te ...

Mar 06, 2013
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Tweaking gene expression to repair lungs

A healthy lung has some capacity to regenerate itself like the liver. In COPD, these reparative mechanisms fail. HDAC therapies may be useful for COPD, as well as other airway diseases. The levels of HDAC2 ...

Feb 25, 2013
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Emerging cancer drugs may drive bone tumors

Cancer drugs should kill tumors, not encourage their spread. But new evidence suggests that an otherwise promising class of drugs may actually increase the risk of tumors spreading to bone, according to researchers ...

Feb 13, 2013
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RNA promotes metastasis in lung cancer

The vast majority – approximately 80 percent – of our DNA does not code for proteins, yet it gets transcribed into RNA. These RNA molecules are called non-coding and fulfill multiple tasks in the cell. Alongside a well-studied ...

Feb 05, 2013
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