Oncology & Cancer

New insights into the genetic basis of leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignant disease of the hematopoietic system that originates from immature precursors of red blood cells, platelets and part of the white blood cells. While in healthy people the multiplication ...

Medical research

RXR, the cell protein that keeps blood stem cells young and fit

The cell protein retinoid X receptor (RXR) is a key factor in the maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells, the immature stem cells that give rise to all the blood cell lineages. RXR ensures that these cells remain youthful ...

Immunology

How tiny changes help T cells to survive

The research group led by immunologists Vigo Heissmeyer and Taku Ito-Kureha of LMU and Helmholtz Munich has revealed the essential function of m6A modifications in T cells.

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 ...

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