Medical research

Cell death or cancer growth: A question of cohesion

Activation of CD95, a receptor found on all cancer cells, triggers programmed cell death—or does the opposite, namely stimulates cancer cell growth. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now shown ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Spinach extract improves athletic performance, study shows

According to a study conducted by a group of international researchers, including experts from Freie Universität Berlin, a chemical extract from spinach plants can be used to boost the performance of competitive athletes. ...

Pediatrics

Pets can help children accept challenges of foster care

Stable, loving, secure family relationships are vital for child development and well-being. But many children who enter the foster care system have early experiences of neglect, suffering, hurt, and loss, and been deprived ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breakdown of ages in a population is key to impact of disease

How a disease outbreak affects a group of animals depends on the breakdown of ages in the population, an animal study has shown. The findings could help scientists better understand how events such as disease outbreaks may ...

Oncology & Cancer

New generation mTOR inhibitors aim to combat drug-resistant tumors

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have designed a potential cancer therapy that uses a unique strategy to block mTOR, a molecule that helps drive the growth of many tumors. In animal experiments, the drug reduces ...

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