Medical research

The YAP signal plays a crucial role in head-and-neck cancer onset

Joint research between Kobe University and National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cancer Center has revealed that mice with mutations in the YAP signal pathway develop head and neck cancer over an extremely short period of ...

Genetics

Study homes in on possible cause of sudden cardiac deaths

By studying the sick hearts removed from four patients undergoing heart transplants, researchers have identified a protein and a signaling pathway that may contribute to sudden death in an inherited form of heart disease.

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists find RNA affecting skin cancer progression

Researchers at the University of Turku, Turku University Central Hospital, and Western Cancer Center (FICAN West) have discovered a new RNA molecule, PRECSIT, which regulates the growth and invasion of squamous cell carcinoma ...

Oncology & Cancer

How the immune system becomes blind to cancer cells

T cells play a huge role in our immune system's fight against modified cells in the body that can develop into cancer. Phagocytes and B cells identify changes in these cells and activate the T cells, which then start a full-blown ...

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