Medical research

Cancer cells spread using a copper-binding protein

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have shown that the Atox1 protein, found in breast cancer cells, participates in the process by which cancer cells metastasize. The protein could therefore be a potential ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Copper destroys MRSA at a touch

New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper can destroy MRSA spread by touching and fingertip contamination of surfaces.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Copper destroys human norovirus—fast!

Metal alloys containing copper can destroy human norovirus, according to a paper published online ahead of print on May 15, in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Diabetes

Metal binding important for metformin action

(HealthDay) -- The ability of metformin to bind mitochondrial copper may be essential to its mechanism of action, according to a study published online April 9 in Diabetes.