Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Isolating the molecules that trigger emphysema

Emphysema is the major debilitating component of the lethal chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which was the third leading cause of death worldwide in 2019, causing 3.23 million deaths.

Oncology & Cancer

Killer T cells get better with age, study finds

The human immune system is a thing of wonder. Up until now it had been widely assumed that the ability of killer T cells to destroy tumor cells and pathogens would deteriorate with age. It turns out, however, that the opposite ...

Genetics

Study finds 'super gene' shows promise for preventing obesity

Nearly three decades after first discovering the tumor-suppressing Par-4 "super gene" that has been shown to kill cancer cells, a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is now learning about ...

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