Three exceptional women were given awards for their achievements and contributions to the scientific community at the 2014 ASCB (American Society for Cell Biology) meeting recently held in Philadelphia, Pa.
A novel therapeutic to fight colon cancer by using the bacteria primarily responsible for causing strep throat is being explored in the labs of John McCormick of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
Scientists have long known the p53 protein suppresses tumors. However, a recent animal study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered a complicated relationship between p53 and another protein, Rbm38, highlighting how the body calibrates protein levels. Too much Rbm38 reduces p53 levels, increasing the risk of cancer. Too little Rbm38 allows p53 overexpression, causing premature aging.
Scientists have discovered a way to repurpose fibroblasts into functional melanocytes.
A new study implicates a family of RNA-binding proteins in the regulation of cancer.
They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents.
UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target.
Researchers have advanced a robotic surgical technique to successfully access a previously unreachable area of the head and neck.
It’s well known that chemotherapy helps fight cancer. It’s also known that it wreaks havoc on normal, healthy cells. Scientists are closer to discovering a possible way to boost healthy cell production in cancer patients as they receive chemotherapy.
Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the male hormone testosterone may actually be a contributing factor in the formation of colon cancer tumors.
More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research suggests automatically giving them an extra test isn't necessarily the solution.
Researchers have shown a non–surgical injection of programmable biomaterial that spontaneously assembles in vivo into a 3-D structure could fight and even help prevent cancer and also infectious disease such as HIV.
A new advance in biomedical research could have potential in the future to assist with tackling diseases and conditions associated with aging– as well as in treating cancer.
Scientists have discovered a new line of defense used by cancer cells to evade cell death, according to new research. The team identified a critical pathway of molecular signals which throw a lifeline to cancer cells.
In a new study, researchers demonstrated an association between smoking and loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells. The researchers have previously shown that loss of the Y chromosome is linked to cancer.
The Mediterranean diet consistently has been linked with an array of health benefits, including decreased risk of chronic disease and cancer. Until now, however, no studies had associated the diet with longer telomeres, one of the biomarkers of aging. Read more...
People who work around the clock could actually be setting themselves back, according to Virginia Tech biologists. Researchers found that a protein responsible for regulating the body’s sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm, also protects the body from developing sporadic forms of cancers. Read more...
Research led by a University of Manchester academic on the BRCA gene mutation in the Jewish population shows that the current process of identifying people which relies on assessing someone’s family history, misses half the people who have the mutation and are at risk of developing cancer. Read more...
New research on the BRCA gene mutation in the Jewish population shows that the current process of identifying people- which relies on assessing someone’s family history- misses half the people who have the mutation and are at risk of developing cancer.
A breast cancer vaccine developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is safe in patients with metastatic breast cancer, results of an early clinical trial indicate.
Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98.
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with gastric ulcers and cancer. To combat the infection, researchers developed LipoLLA, a therapeutic nanoparticle that contains linolenic acid, a component in vegetable oils.
Guided by breakthrough research on the Estrogen Receptor 1 (ESR1) gene, many researchers and pharmaceutical companies are in hot pursuit of the next big anti-resistance breast cancer drug.
Scientists report a new method for establishing whether chemical compounds are safe for human use without in vivo testing. Read more...
Researchers designed a therapeutic molecule that both targets the acidic microenvironments of tumors and penetrates cells to deliver a therapeutic cargo. Read more...