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A direct protein-to-protein binding couples cell survival to cell proliferation

Human cells respond to stresses like DNA damage, metabolic imbalance and starvation by first trying to repair the problem. If that does not work, the cells then induce programmed cell death, called apoptosis. Apoptosis is ...

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A tale of two doctors and one groundbreaking cancer treatment

Two University of Rochester physicians—one as an investigator and one as a patient—had major roles in a cutting-edge clinical trial using the body's own immune cells to fight late-stage cancer. The striking results, showing ...

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Study overturns 'snapshot' model of cell cycle in use since 1974

Cells have a big decision: Should they replicate or sleep? Healthy cells can go either way. Cancer cells' replication switches are stuck in the 'on' position. Now a study by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers ...

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Newly discovered memory process influences decision-making

Learned connections between stimuli and reward—like the positive emotions associated with popular brands—have a powerful influence over our future decisions. Scientists have started to discover why.

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Suspect cells' 'neighbor' implicated in colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer kills more than 50,000 people a year in the United States alone, but scientists have struggled to find the exact mechanisms that trigger the growth of tumors in the intestine.

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A new control material to prevent coronavirus test failures

Scientists at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have designed a new control material that laboratories can use to check the correct functioning of their coronavirus tests and to avoid false negatives.