Oncology & Cancer

Growth factor R-spondin suppresses colorectal tumor growth

Researchers have found a surprising effect of the stem cell-regulating growth factor R-spondin in intestinal cancer. According to the newly published study, R-spondin, which enhances the growth of healthy cells in the gut, ...

Oncology & Cancer

New multiple myeloma therapy shows promise in preclinical study

A new alpha-radioimmunotherapy, 212Pb-anti-CD38, has proven effective in preventing tumor growth and increasing survival in multiple myeloma tumor-bearing mice, according to new research published in the July issue of the ...

Oncology & Cancer

A sugar hit to help destroy cancer cells

Like any cells in the body, cancer cells need sugar—namely glucose—to fuel cell proliferation and growth. Cancer cells in particular metabolize glucose at a much higher rate than normal cells. However researchers from ...

Medical research

New route of assembly and ionic channel traffic in cardiac cells

Ionic channels—integral proteins in the cell membrane—are essential in several processes such as cardiac activity, nervous transmission, cell proliferation and the regulation of blood pressure. A study now published in ...

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Cell growth

The term cell growth is used in the contexts of cell development and cell division (reproduction). When used in the context of cell division, it refers to growth of cell populations, where one cell (the "mother cell") grows and divides to produce two "daughter cells".

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