Oncology & Cancer

Red flags indicate risk for early-onset colorectal cancer

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified four important signs and symptoms that signal an elevated risk of early-onset colorectal cancer. These red flags may be key to earlier detection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Healthy kidneys might be key to surviving malaria

They are only 10 cm long but could well be the line separating life from death in malaria. By taking the lead in iron recycling, the kidneys stop our body from surrendering to the invading parasite, Gulbenkian researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study identifies potential new approach for treating lupus

Targeting iron metabolism in immune system cells may offer a new approach for treating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)—the most common form of the chronic autoimmune disease lupus.

Oncology & Cancer

Leukemia vulnerability discovered causing drug sensitivity

All human tumors originating from various tissues share a series of properties that define them, including the ability to prevent cell death. Instead, healthy organs induce programmed cell death or apoptosis to balance their ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Physical exercise modulates iron in Alzheimer's disease

A recent experimental study shows how regular physical exercise modulates iron metabolism in both the brain and the muscles. The findings also help to better understand the benefits of exercise in Alzheimer's disease. The ...

Medical research

Iron release may contribute to cell death in heart failure

A process that releases iron in response to stress may contribute to heart failure, and blocking this process could be a way of protecting the heart, suggests a study in mice published today in eLife.

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