Medical research

Promising new approach to stop growth of brain cancer cells

Inhibiting a key enzyme that controls a large network of proteins important in cell division and growth paves the way for a new class of drugs that could stop glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer, from growing.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers discover new pathway for attacking cancer cells

When treating cancer, researchers are always searching for ways to remove cancer cells while minimizing damage to the rest of the body. One possible approach is to find processes unique to cancer cells, and which would allow ...

Medical research

A new study reveals a vulnerability of cancer cells

What makes cancer cells different from ordinary cells? Can these differences be used to strike at them and paralyze their activity? This basic question has bothered cancer researchers since the mid-19th century. The search ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists solve a 100-year-old mystery about cancer

The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of a fundamental discovery that's taught in every biochemistry textbook. In 1921, German physician Otto Warburg observed that cancer cells harvest energy from glucose sugar in a strangely ...

Medical research

Researchers identify the origin of a deadly brain cancer

Researchers at McGill University are hopeful that the identification of the origin and a specific gene needed for tumor growth could lead to new therapeutics to treat a deadly brain cancer that arises in teens and young adults. ...

Medical research

Telomere shortening protects against cancer

As time goes by, the tips of your chromosomes—called telomeres—become shorter. This process has long been viewed as an unwanted side-effect of aging, but a recent study shows it is in fact good for you.

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