When scientists develop cancer therapies, they target the features that make the disease deadly: tumor growth, metastasis, recurrence and drug resistance. In epithelial cancers — cancers of the breast, ovaries, prostate, skin and bladder, which begin in the organs’ lining — these processes are controlled by a genetic program called epithelial–mesenchymal transition.
Unveiling how the 20,000 or so proteins in the human body work–and malfunction–is the key to...
Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In fact, many kinds of roses...
A therapy that replaces the faulty gene responsible for cystic fibrosis in patients' lungs has...
Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds.
Researchers reveal brainwave changes in patients receiving nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas.”
Staying active, never smoking and controlling diabetes and cholesterol can prevent hardening of the arteries, but effective treatment of atherosclerosis could come down to harnessing an enzyme already built in to the blood vessels.
If your eyes deceive you, blame your brain. Many optical illusions work because what we see clashes with what we expect to see.
Two glasses of cranberry juice a day might keep some disease away, according to a new study.
Humans are not the only ones who babble. Researchers have for the first time found that another species – the chestnut-crowned babbler bird – can arrange sounds in a meaningful way.
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The goal for many cancer patients is to reach the five-year, disease-free mark, but new research from UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute suggests that two years might be a more practical survival goal for people with follicular lymphoma.
One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect - the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.
An ‘exhausted’ army of immune cells may not be able to fight off infection, but if its soldiers fight too hard they risk damaging the very body they are meant to be protecting, suggests new research.
New instrument is small enough to function within a smartphone, enabling portable light analysis.
Mistakes on memory and thought tests may give an indication of the future onset of Alzheimer’s, up to 18 years before diagnosis, according to a new study.
A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 1/2 years in prison for making false statements in research reports.
One reason ovarian cancer is so deadly: it turns off immune cells that try to fight it. A Weill Cornell Medical College team has found that disarming a gene called XBP1 rearms immune cells—which successfully combat ovarian cancer.
Lysosomes, the “garbage disposal” systems of cells, are found in great abundance near the amyloid plaques in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have long assumed that their presence was helpful — that they were degrading the toxic proteins that trigger amyloid plaque formation.
The experimental treatment uses a genetically modified virus to deliver a missing gene into the cerebrospinal fluid of children with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN).
Scientists are one step closer to engineering a tool that could one day arm the body’s immune system to fight HIV — and win. The new technique harnesses the regenerative capacity of stem cells to generate an immune response to the virus.
Deep under a mountain in Croatia, lurking in the darkest and deepest caves known to man, lurks a predator. Its powerful jaws bear poison glands, it has elongated antennae to feel out the unremitting dark and long curved claws allow it to seize and tightly hold prey.
Scientists have developed a bionic leg that gives patients with above-knee amputations better control over movement than current prosthetics.
New animal research reveals fundamental sex differences in how pain is processed.
A team of researchers has found a way to expand the use and precision of powerful gene-editing tools called CRISPR-Cas9 RNA-guided nucleases.
Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on "hotspots" most likely to be important for biological function.
A new study identifies new immune molecules that protect against deadly Marburg virus, a relative of Ebola virus.
A new study suggests that errors on memory and thinking tests may signal Alzheimer’s up to 18 years before the disease can be diagnosed.
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