Oncology & Cancer

Pancreatic cancer blocked by disrupting cellular pH balance

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have found a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by disrupting their pH equilibrium. The study, published in Cancer Discovery, reports how depleting an ion transport protein lowers ...

Diabetes

New role for microtubules in diabetes

The failure of pancreatic beta cells to release appropriate amounts of insulin in response to rising blood glucose levels is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes.

Neuroscience

How manganese produces a parkinsonian syndrome

Using X-ray fluorescence at synchrotrons DESY and ESRF, researchers in the Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan (CNRS/Université de Bordeaux) have demonstrated the consequences of a mutation responsible for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fatty liver changes the distribution and activity of proteins

Chronic excessive caloric intake leads to the deposition of fat droplets in the liver. This condition, known as fatty liver, can cause permanent damage to the organ. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetic flaw causes problems for many with hypothyroidism

With an estimated 120 million prescriptions filled each year, the thyroid medicine levothyroxine (marketed as Synthroid ) is one of the most popular prescription medicines in the United States. Most patients who suffer from ...

Oncology & Cancer

Biologists studied cellular cannibalism in cancerous growths

Researchers from Lomonosov MSU Faculty of Biology have studied the stages of entosis, a process of cell death when one cell invades the other and is digested inside of it. Entosis could become a new method of destroying cancer ...

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