Oncology & Cancer

Cannibal cells may limit cancer growth

Cell cannibalism in tumour samples has been observed for over a century, yet this unusual behaviour is not well studied. New research led by scientists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge reveals a new mechanism driving ...

Medical research

Absence of transcription factor unleashes blood vessel growth

Blood vessels play an important role throughout life. Their growth determines whether organs are supplied with nutrients in a timely manner during embryonic development. In adulthood, the development of new blood vessels ...

Oncology & Cancer

Compound doubles up on cancer detection

Tagging a pair of markers found almost exclusively on a common brain cancer yields a cancer signal that is both more obvious and more specific to cancer, according to a study published last week in the Proceedings of the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists discover electrical control of cancer cell growth

The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. But when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur. Research led by scientists at The ...

Genetics

New genetic link found between normal fetal growth and cancer

Two researchers at the National Institutes of Health discovered a new genetic link between the rapid growth of healthy fetuses and the uncontrolled cell division in cancer. The findings shed light on normal development and ...

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