Oncology & Cancer

How early-stage cancer cells hide from the immune system

One of the immune system's primary roles is to detect and kill cells that have acquired cancerous mutations. However, some early-stage cancer cells manage to evade this surveillance and develop into more advanced tumors.

Neuroscience

A calming neurotransmitter can also be excitatory, study finds

A neurotransmitter previously thought only to calm neurons may also play a role in waking them up, according to a study published in the journal PLOS Biology, a discovery which challenges the textbook view of how neurons ...

Neuroscience

Seamlessly multiplexing memory storage and recall

Every day, we store memories, some of which we are able to recall later. But while we do so, do we keep on storing? Yes, because we cannot afford to stop memory formation while we are retrieving prior ones. Imagine, for instance, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Research breakthrough sparks new hope for bowel cancer patients

Every year, over 15,500 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. Over 1,700 (one in 10) of those diagnosed are young Australians aged under 50, and this ...

Oncology & Cancer

How unique immune cells can recognize and destroy tumors

Gamma delta T cells, a special type of cell in the immune system, are incredibly effective at recognizing and killing cancer cells. Cancer patients with higher levels of these T cells in their tumors tend to fare better than ...

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