Cancer

A new tumor suppressor gene for breast cancer in mice

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology revealed a role for an X-linked protein kinase Nrk in terminating the proliferation of mammary epithelial cells during pregnancy and thereby preventing breast tumorigenesis in ...

Immunology

A potential new way to sway the immune system found

August 1, 2016 - A new international collaboration involving scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) opens a door to influencing the immune system, which would be useful to boost the effectiveness of vaccines ...

Cancer

The importance of keeping silent... in breast cancer cells

Sometimes, the silencing of a gene is as important as its activation. Nonetheless, up to now, most studies on hormone-mediated gene regulation have focused on researching the factors that influence the activation of certain ...

Cancer

Starving cancer cells by blocking their metabolism

Scientists at EPFL have found a way to starve liver cancer cells by blocking a protein that is required for glutamine breakdown—while leaving normal cells intact. The discovery opens new ways to treat liver cancer.

Medical research

Nuclear export of opioid growth factor receptor is CRM1 dependent

In a study in the February 2016 Issue (241:3) of Experimental Biology and Medicine researchers at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, led by Dr. Pat McLaughlin, discovered that a novel biological pathway, ...

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