Medical research

Researchers identify muscle factor that controls fat metabolism

Metabolic diseases, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, have risen to epidemic proportions in the U.S. and occur in about 30 percent of the population. Skeletal muscle plays a prominent role in controlling the body's glucose ...

Medical research

Going the distance—insights into how cancer cells spread

Most tumors consist of a heterogenous mix of cells. Genetic mutations found only in some of these cells are known to aid with the spread and progression of cancer. However, oncologists often find that when tumors metastasize ...

Oncology & Cancer

Stomach-specific c-Myc overexpression and gastric cancer

Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignant cancers worldwide. Since the stage of early gastric cancer usually lasts for a long time and lacks obvious symptoms, the diagnosis of early gastric cancer is very difficult. ...

Genetics

Scientists develop new gene therapy for deafness

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) presents an innovative treatment for deafness, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear. The genetic material "replaces" the genetic defect and enables ...

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