Oncology & Cancer

Eating less suppresses liver cancer due to fatty liver

Liver cancer from too much fat accumulation in the liver has been increasing in many countries including Japan. In order to change this unfortunate state of affairs, it is important to improve the prognosis of non-alcoholic ...

Medical research

Study reveals fibulin 5 is required for Schwann cells' myelination

A study released today in STEM CELLS may point to a new treatment for myelin-related disorders including Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. The study demonstrates that fibulin 5, a protein secreted by human Wharton's jelly-derived ...

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 ...

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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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