Oncology & Cancer

Brain cancer: Hunger for amino acids makes it more aggressive

An enzyme that facilitates the breakdown of specific amino acids makes brain cancers particularly aggressive. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center discovered this in an attempt to find new targets for therapies ...

Genetics

Study maps human metabolism in health and disease

Scientists have produced an instruction manual for the human genome that provides a framework to better understand the relationship between an individual's genetic make-up and their lifestyle.

Medical research

Researchers identify elusive taste stem cells

Scientists at the Monell Center have identified the location and certain genetic characteristics of taste stem cells on the tongue. The findings will facilitate techniques to grow and manipulate new functional taste cells ...

Medical research

Autistic facial characteristics identified

The face and brain develop in coordination, with each influencing the other, beginning in the embryo and continuing through adolescence. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found distinct differences between the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When well-known flu strains 'hook up' dangerous progeny can result

A new University of Maryland-led study finds that 'sex' between the virus responsible for the 2009 flu pandemic (H1N1) and a common type of avian flu virus (H9N2) can produce offspring -- new combined flu viruses -- with ...

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