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Evolutionary transition to destructive cancer

In a new study, researchers explore how evolutionary processes guide the pathways of cells. Their results point to influences leading some cells to remain stable over time while driving others to become cancerous and expand without limit.

Younger age at diabetes diagnosis is linked to higher risk of death from heart disease and stroke, yet lower risk of cancer death

New research shows that the earlier a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the higher their risk of death from heart disease and stroke, but, unusually, the lower their risk of death from cancer.

Molecular Trojan horse delivers chemotherapeutic drug to cancer cells

Researchers have discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating, or circulating, cancer cells, which are responsible for the development of tumor metastases. Until now, paclitaxel has only been used to target rapidly dividing cancer cells. Show More Summary

Scientists isolate cancer stem cells using novel method

Researchers have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers -- a significant step toward developing new drugs that might target these cells.

Scientists find molecular link between Vitamin A derivative and mouse intestinal health

New research shows that all-trans-retinoic acid (atRA), the active form of vitamin A, regulates immune system responses in the mouse intestine by controlling expression of the protein HIC1 in cells known as innate lymphoid cells. These findings could suggest new ways to fight disease.

Breakthrough for peptide medication

Peptides, short amino acid chains that control many functions in the human body, represent a billion-dollar market, also in the pharmaceutical industry. But, normally these medications must be injected. A research team has now determined how peptides can be designed so that they can be easily administered as a liquid or tablet.

'Local environment' plays key role in breast cancer progression

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women -- one in eight (12.4 percent) in the U.S. will be diagnosed with it. Invasive breast cancer is dangerous for two reasons: It can aggressively spread to other organs in the body, and it is likely to recur. Show More Summary

Similarities found in cancer initiation in kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas

Researchers have found that when mature cells transition to begin dividing again, they all seem to do it the same way, regardless of what organ those cells come from.

New immune system regulator discovered

Researchers in Finland have discovered a new regulator of the immune system, a key factor that controls development of regulatory T cells. The discovery provides basis for new strategies for the treatment of both cancer and immune-mediated diseases.

Zika virus could help combat brain cancer

Researchers show that infection by Zika caused death of cells from glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive kind of malignant brain tumor in adults. Scientists foresee the use of genetic engineering to neutralize Zika virus' infectious whilst preserving the viral particles which induce the death of tumoral cells.

MicroRNA could help treat cancer and asthma

A microRNA that regulates inflammation shows promise as a treatment for inflammatory diseases such as asthma and cancer, according to new research.

Genes activated in metastasis also drive the first stages of tumor growth

Researchers have demonstrated that genes activated during metastasis are also able to initiate primary tumor development, and they explain the molecular mechanism involved.

Some viruses produce insulin-like hormones that can stimulate human cells -- and have potential to cause disease

Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery brings new possibilities for revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer.

Flexible warped nanographene developed for bioimaging

An international team of scientists has developed a water-soluble "warped nanographene," a flexible molecule that is biocompatible and shows promise for fluorescent cell imaging. The new nanographene molecule also induces cell death when exposed to blue laser light. Show More Summary

Novel mechanism linking changes in mitochondria to cancer cell death

Researchers have discovered that the activation of a specific enzyme may help suppress the spread of tumors.

How cancer cells repair themselves following proton beam therapy

New research identifies the specific cellular process that helps cancer cells damaged as a result of proton beam therapy, repair themselves.

Labs differ widely in BRCA testing protocols

A new article showcases the wide differences in BRCA testing protocols at labs around the world. The article surveyed 86 laboratories around the world about their BRCA testing practices and found that all the labs differed widely in their approach.

Working in harmony: New insights into how packages of DNA orchestrate development

New research illuminates aspects of how an early embryo, the product of fertilization of a female egg cell by a male sperm cell, can give rise to all the many cell types of the adult animal.

Can our genes help predict how women respond to ovarian cancer treatment?

New research has shown that the genes we inherit can have a significant impact on how the body processes chemotherapy drugs, which may lead to different clinical outcomes for ovarian cancer patients.

Accurate model of how aggressive cancer cells move and spread

Researchers have produced a new and freely available computer program that predicts cancer cell motion and spread with high accuracy. This new system gives researchers a faster way of examining rapidly spreading glioblastoma tumors -- an aggressive and devastating form of brain cancer -- and a new way of predicting the likely impact different treatments might have.

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