Medical research

Enzyme that breaks down amino acids may promote aging

Permanently arrested cell growth is known as "cellular senescence", and the accumulation of senescent cells may be one cause of aging in our bodies. Japanese researchers have discovered that a certain enzyme in our bodies ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First-in-human trial of senolytic drugs encouraging

UT Health San Antonio researchers, collaborating with the Mayo Clinic and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, are the first to publish results on the treatment of a deadly age-related disease in human patients with drugs ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Stressed, toxic, zombie cells seen for first time in Alzheimer's

A type of cellular stress known to be involved in cancer and aging has now been implicated, for the first time, in Alzheimer's disease. UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers reported the discovery Monday [August 20, 2018] ...

Cancer

Putting black skin cancer to sleep—for good

An international research team has succeeded in stopping the growth of malignant melanoma by reactivating a protective mechanism that prevents tumor cells from dividing. The team used chemical agents to block the enzymes ...

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