Diabetes

SMNDC1 loss induces alpha cells to produce insulin

Beta cells in the pancreas are responsible for producing the vital hormone insulin. In diabetes, these cells are either destroyed or functionally impaired, resulting in elevated blood sugar levels in the body.

Oncology & Cancer

How common genetic alterations cause kidney cancer

An international group of researchers investigated why mutations often associated with renal cancer result specifically in renal cancer, instead of other cancer types.

Medical research

What happens when breast cancer spreads to the lungs?

When cancer cells break away from the original tumor in metastatic—stage IV—breast cancer, they usually spread to the bones, liver or lungs. A new study, associated with the MetEpiStem project, describes what happens ...

Genetics

Scientists map networks of disease-associated immune genes

Using new technologies to study thousands of genes simultaneously within immune cells, researchers at Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco (UCSF), and Stanford School of Medicine have created the most detailed map yet of ...

Cardiology

Biochemistry researchers repair and regenerate heart muscle cells

Researchers at the University of Houston are reporting a first-of-its-kind technology that not only repairs heart muscle cells in mice but also regenerates them following a heart attack, or myocardial infarction as its medically ...

Oncology & Cancer

13 special genes linked to epigenetic changes in cancer samples

Reducing the burden of cancer in individuals and society is a major area of concern globally. In Norway, by the end of 2020, 35,515 people were newly diagnosed with cancer and more than 300,000 people were already living ...

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