Journal of Cell Science

Publisher
The Company of Biologists
Country
United Kingdom
History
1853–present
Website
http://jcs.biologists.org/
Impact factor
6.290 (2010)

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Oncology & Cancer

A sugar hit to help destroy cancer cells

Like any cells in the body, cancer cells need sugar—namely glucose—to fuel cell proliferation and growth. Cancer cells in particular metabolize glucose at a much higher rate than normal cells. However researchers from ...

Neuroscience

Fly protein has protective effect on dopaminergic neurons

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing or dopaminergic neurons. The progressive loss of these neurons is what leads to impairment in movement coordination in those suffering from ...

Medical research

Bone marrow transplant stem cells can 'swim' upstream

When a cancer patient receives a bone marrow transplant, time is of the essence. Healthy stem cells, which can restart the production of blood cells and immune system components after a patient's own are compromised, need ...

Medical research

Controlling cell turnover in the intestinal lining

The lining of the intestine is the most rapidly-renewing tissue in the body. Routine shedding of epithelial cells from this lining is a key element of tissue turnover, and is thus essential to maintaining optimal health. ...

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