Inflammatory disorders

Alterations in fatty acid synthesis linked to sepsis inflammation

Sepsis is a leading cause of death for patients in intensive care units. The excessive systemic inflammation in individuals with sepsis damages organs and can lead to death. Therapeutic options for sepsis are limited and ...

Oncology & Cancer

Hijacking stress response in cancer

(Medical Xpress)—Cancer cells have alteration in metabolic pathways as a result of oncogenes that promote tumor growth. NRF2 (nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-related factor 2) works as a "master gene" that turns on stress ...

Medical research

Key enzyme plays roles as both friend and foe to cancer

A molecule thought to limit cell proliferation also helps cancer cells survive during initial tumor formation and when the wayward cells spread to other organs in the body, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago ...

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