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 ...

Oncology & 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 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Understanding the resistance to treatments against breast cancer

Estrogens are responsible for the survival and proliferation of tumor cells in 70% of all breast cancer cases. The most frequently used treatment to fight this variety of tumors relies on anti-estrogens such as tamoxifen. ...

Oncology & 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, ...

Health

Too much salt could potentially contribute to liver damage

A sprinkle of salt can bring out the flavor of just about any dish. However, it's well known that too much can lead to high blood pressure, a potentially dangerous condition if left untreated. Now scientists report a new ...

Oncology & Cancer

A new potential biomarker for cancer imaging

A biochemical compound developed as a radioactive tracer for cell proliferation shows increasing potential for use in cancer imaging, according to a recent paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology.

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