Oncology & Cancer

Study challenges long-standing concept in cancer metabolism

Scientists at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have discovered that lactate provides a fuel for growing tumors, challenging a nearly century-old observation known as the Warburg effect.

Health

Warning against domperidone use for lactating women

(HealthDay)—The dopamine receptor antagonist domperidone, which may increase milk production in lactating women, is associated with serious cardiac risks, and should not be used for lactation enhancement, according to a ...

Oncology & Cancer

Does lactate, the bane of athletes, help drive cancer?

For decades, lactate has been studied largely in the context of exercise, painted as a nagging metabolic byproduct that accumulates in the tissues and blood during workouts, stiffening muscles and hindering performance.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Lactate measurement improves treatment during labour

Labour dystocia, or the failure of the uterus to contract properly during labour, is a serious problem in obstetrics. A new study from Karolinska Institutet demonstrates a simple method that can make it easier for doctors ...

Neuroscience

New role for glial energy metabolism in addiction

Addiction may be viewed as a disorder of reward learning. To date, addiction research has focused on the molecular adaptations through which memories of exposure to abused substances are encoded and maintained by nerve cells.

Health

Certain types of choline better for babies' immune development

It's well known that lactating women and their babies need choline to maintain their immune systems, but a new University of Alberta study shows that the kind of choline they consume may be just as important as the amount.

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