Cancer

Acidic pH—the weakness of cancer cells

A new computational model has allowed researchers to identify new therapeutic targets that can attack cancer cells by lowering their intracellular pH. The study, which is the result of collaboration between IRB Barcelona, ...

Medical research

Study shows how muscles regulate their oxygen consumption

A new study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that an enzyme called FIH determines how muscles consume oxygen. Without the enzyme, the need for oxygen increases during physical exercise. The finding ...

Cancer

New control target for cancer metabolism: Acetylation

(Medical Xpress)—Cancer cells are not interested in sustainability. They gobble up sugar inefficiently, brushing aside their mitochondria, the efficient miniature power plants that supply energy to healthy cells.

Cancer

Diabetes drug could hold promise for lung cancer patients

Ever since discovering a decade ago that a gene altered in lung cancer regulated an enzyme used in therapies against diabetes, Reuben Shaw has wondered if drugs originally designed to treat metabolic diseases could also work ...

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