Oncology & Cancer

Cell signaling targets in leukemia

Mutations in the enzyme IDH (isocitrate dehydrogenase) are found in 15–20% of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cases. IDH mutations have been shown to impact cellular differentiation and DNA and histone methylation, but little ...

Oncology & Cancer

Converting glioma cells into neurons may treat glioblastoma

Gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors in adults. Among them, the high-grade glioblastomas (GBMs) are particularly known to be notoriously aggressive and invasive, which makes it challenging to treat them. The disease ...

Genetics

Scientists speed up artificial organoid growth and selection

The method currently used to produce stem cell-derived tissues has a very limited throughput. By semi-automating tissue differentiation, researchers from MIPT and Harvard have made the process nearly four times faster without ...

Medical research

Identification of a determining factor in luminal cancer cells

The Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab at IRB Barcelona, led by ICREA researcher Raúl Méndez, has published a study in the journal Science Advances that has identified a key factor in the development ...

Medical research

New therapeutic options for multiple sclerosis in sight

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is known as "the disease with a thousand faces" because symptoms and progression can vary dramatically from patient to patient. But every MS patient has one thing in common: Cells of their body's own ...

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