Medical research

The key to proper muscle growth

When a muscle grows, because its owner is still growing too or has started exercising regularly, some of the stem cells in this muscle develop into new muscle cells. The same thing happens when an injured muscle starts to ...

Oncology & Cancer

How cancer turns good cells to the dark side

Cancer uses a little-understood element of cell signaling to hijack the communication process and spread, according to Rice University researchers.

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer cells coordinate to form roving clusters

Two-way communication between cancer cells appears to be key to their becoming motile, clustering and spreading through metastasis, according to Rice University scientists.

Medical research

Cell signaling pathway linked to obesity, Type 2 diabetes

(Medical Xpress)—A Purdue University study shows that Notch signaling, a key biological pathway tied to development and cell communication, also plays an important role in the onset of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, a discovery ...

Medical research

Gatekeeper signal controls skin inflammation

A new study unravels key signals that regulate protective and sometimes pathological inflammation of the skin. The research, published online on January 26th in the journal Immunity by Cell Press, identifies a "gatekeeper" ...

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