Oncology & Cancer

Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

Cutting out certain amino acids—the building blocks of proteins—from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival, according to new research published in Nature.

Oncology & Cancer

Small molecules can starve cancer cells

All cells in our body have a system that can handle cellular waste and release building blocks for recycling. The underlying mechanism is called autophagy and literally means "self-eating". Many cancer cells have increased ...

Genetics

Identical twins reveal mechanisms behind aging

In a recent study led by Uppsala University, the researchers compared the DNA of identical (monozygotic) twins of different age. They could show that structural modifications of the DNA, where large or small DNA segments ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study finds smoking gun for oesophageal cancer

Queensland researchers have found that sudden "chromosomal catastrophes" may trigger a third of oesophageal tumours, the fastest rising cancer in Australia.

Neuroscience

Video shows the traffic inside a brain cell

Using bioluminescent proteins from a jellyfish, a team of scientists has lit up the inside of a neuron, capturing spectacular video footage that shows the movement of proteins throughout the cell.

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