Oncology & Cancer

A potential new cancer target

The role of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) in cancer progression is still not fully understood due its context-dependent biology.

Medical research

S1P and its receptor: New approaches to cancer?

In 1998, when Timothy Hla, Ph.D., and his colleagues identified and cloned the receptor for sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), it generated a lot of excitement. S1P, a lipid originally discovered in the 1960s, was known to play ...

Oncology & Cancer

Brain tumors remodel neuronal synapses to promote growth

Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine have found new evidence that glioma, a lethal form of brain cancer, alters the activity of neighboring neurons, accelerating a vicious cycle that drives tumor-associated epilepsy and ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tumor resistance is promoted by anti-cancer protein

Lack of oxygen, or hypoxia, is a biological stressor that occurs under various conditions such as wound healing and stroke. To rescue the tissue, the body has innate mechanisms that "kick in" to make the cells of the hypoxic ...

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