Cancer cells need food to survive and grow. They're very good at getting it, too, even when nutrients are scarce. Many scientists have tried killing cancer cells by taking away their favorite food, a sugar ...
Cancer Jan 31, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Clear communication between cells is essential to every aspect of the body's internal function. But since cells can't talk, or send emails, how do they communicate?
Cancer Jan 31, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Granada have produced for the first time in the world mice lacking the coenzyme Q10, a rare mitochondrial disease prevailingly affecting children. The researchers needed three ...
Genetics Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The spread of breast cancer to distant organs within the body, an event that often leads to death, appears in many cases to involve the loss of a key protein, according to UC San Francisco researchers, whose new discoveries ...
Cancer Jan 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Cells in the immune system called macrophages normally engulf and kill intruding bacteria, holding them inside a membrane-bound bag called a vacuole, where they kill and digest them.
Immunology Jan 24, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of late-life dementia. The disorder is thought to be caused by a protein known as amyloid-beta, or Abeta, which clumps together in the brain, forming plaques ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Almost 10 years after completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, scientists are making progress toward the next major goal in applying the genetic information in that "Book of Life" in medicine, leaders of an international ...
Genetics Jan 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Marked for death with molecular tags that act like a homing signal for a cell's protein-destroying machinery, a pivotal enzyme is rescued by another molecule that sweeps the telltale targets off in the nick of time.
Medical research Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is characterized by a fatty liver, hepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. Binge drinking is on the rise worldwide, and is particularly common in the U.S. A review of studies addressing the effects ...
Addiction Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Nestled deep within the body, the epithelial lining of the respiratory system is nonetheless seriously exposed. Its direct contact with environmental air necessitates protective mechanisms that both seal ...
Medical research Jan 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a rare gene mutation in a single family with a high rate of schizophrenia, adding to evidence that abnormal genes play a role in the development of the disease.
Genetics Jan 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that the lack of a critical enzyme in the folic acid metabolic pathway leads to neural tube birth defects in developing embryos.
Medical research Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
One of the most insidious ways that parasitic diseases such as malaria and toxoplasmosis wreak their havoc is by hijacking their host's natural cellular processes, turning self against self. Researchers from ...
Medical research Jan 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—University of Florida taste scientist Linda Bartoshuk and her colleagues want to play a trick on you—but it's for your own good.
Medical research Jan 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A new finding in neuroscience for the first time points to a developmental mechanism linking the disease-causing mutation in an autism-related disorder, Timothy syndrome, and observed defects in brain wiring, according to ...
Neuroscience Jan 14, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1 |