Medical research

How stress affects bone marrow

Hematopoiesis can be affected by biological stresses, such as infection, inflammation and certain medications. In a new study, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identified a novel cell surface marker ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers attempt new treatment approach for blood cancer

In an effort to improve the survival of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, a type of leukemia, researchers inhibited a specific protein (alpha5beta1 integrin) to decrease the number of large bone marrow cells (megakaryocytes) ...

Oncology & Cancer

Blood cancer find raises new treatment hopes

New QIMR Berghofer research has identified how an early genetic change in blood and bone marrow cells paves the way for the development of some blood cancers.

Oncology & Cancer

Key gene in leukemia discovered

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the most common forms of blood cancer among adults and is associated with a low survival rate, and leads to the inhibition of normal blood formation. Now, a research team at Lund University ...

Oncology & Cancer

Hunting down life-threatening metastases

What makes tumor cells turn murderous? The Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM is investigating the mechanisms of metastasis formation—and searching for approaches for new treatments in the ...

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