Medical research

Stressing cancer with spice

A new study by scientists in Japan and Indonesia reports how an experimental drug agent stops cancer cells from growing. A little over a decade ago, Indonesian scientists first reported pentagamavumon-1 (PGV-1), an analogue ...

Health

Endurance but not resistance training has anti-aging effects

Researchers have discovered evidence that endurance exercise, such as running, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling, will help you age better than resistance exercise, which involves strength training with weights.

Immunology

Enzyme lays the foundations for allergic immune response

While in search of the causes of allergies and asthma, a chance discovery has yielded new clues: researchers led by Dr. Marcus Peters have ascertained that the enzyme guanylate cyclase in cells lays the foundations for the ...

Genetics

Unexpected findings uncover new understanding of gene expression

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that the catalytic activity of the fly enzyme Trr and mammalian MLL3/MLL4—members of the COMPASS family of proteins central to gene expression—is not required for proper ...

Diabetes

New regulator of liver metabolism discovered

Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have identified an enzyme that has a major effect on glucose utilization in liver cells. The enzyme, retinol saturase, helps these cells adapt to variations in glucose ...

Oncology & Cancer

'Molecular volume control' may help combat tumours

A 'molecular volume control' may one day be used to manipulate enzyme activity in order control the development and treatment of cancer, according to research at the Universities of Dundee and Bath.

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