Oncology & Cancer

Study identifies an Achilles heel of many types of cancer

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a novel vulnerability in tumors that are driven by a common cancer gene known as MYC. Such cancers, it found, are highly dependent on the cell's machinery for making fats and other ...

Neuroscience

Enzyme ensures thick insulation

ETH researchers have revealed that Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system largely produce their own fatty acids in order to create electrical insulation for nerve fibres. This process relies on an enzyme whose absence ...

Oncology & Cancer

Targeting fat to treat cancer

Fat isn't just something we eat: it may also lie at the heart of a new approach to treating cancer.

Diabetes

Short-chain fatty acids in diet stimulate fat utilization

(HealthDay)—Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), the main products of dietary fiber fermentation, induce a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ-dependent switch from lipid synthesis to lipid utilization, according ...

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