Oncology & Cancer

Cool room temperature inhibited cancer growth in mice

Turning down the thermostat seems to make it harder for cancer cells to grow, according to a study in mice by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that chilly temperatures ...

Surgery

Repairing tendons with silk proteins

Just mentioning a ruptured Achilles tendon would make anyone wince. Tendon injuries are well known for their lengthy, difficult and often incomplete healing processes. Sudden or repetitive motion, experienced by athletes ...

Medical research

Jigsaw-shaped peptide solves tissue regeneration puzzle

Recreating native physiological processes in manmade materials imitating the biological structures involved in wound healing has proved to be a lasting challenge. The main problems are modeling the appropriate functions that ...

Cardiology

Using mussel adhesive proteins for cardiac tissue regeneration

Patients not only have to fight their diseases but also must deal with the pain—the more severe the condition, the more painful the injections. Recently, new doors have opened to relieve patients of these burdens. A POSTECH ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tissue physics plays a key role in tumor growth

Cancer is a difficult disease to treat and to study, and can be caused by a range of genetic mutations. For instance, the mutated RAS gene causes a loss of structure in so-called epithelial tissue, a tissue type that lines ...

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