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New Evidence Links Lifespan Extension to Metabolic Regulation of Immune System

Mar. 21, 2019 — Researchers have uncovered a new mechanism of lifespan extension that links caloric restriction with immune system ... read more

The Evolution of Brain Tumors

Mar. 21, 2019 — Scientists have found in a recent study that only three different genetic alterations drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas. At least one of these three cancer drivers was present in ... read more

Potential New Combination Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Mar. 20, 2019 — Researchers have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world's deadliest ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — An international team has shown how the Salmonella protein RamR senses bile acids present in the gut, leading to the activation of a multidrug efflux system that helps bacterial cells to get rid of ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — A researcher travels the Americas, collecting feces from nonhuman primates to determine the risk of Zika ... read more

Experiments With Roundworms Suggest Alternatives for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers used C. elegans as an animal model to investigate the importance of certain human genes for the treatment of ... read more

Androgen Receptor, Treatment Target for Prostate Cancer, Imports Into Mitochondria

Mar. 19, 2019 — Androgens stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. Many drugs to target that cancer focus on stopping androgen biosynthesis or blocking the androgen receptor, or AR. Researchers have discovered a new ... read more

Where Does Chronic Pain Begin? Scientists Close in on Its Origins

Mar. 19, 2019 — A new study has produced evidence of the source of chronic pain in humans, revealing several new targets for pain treatment. The paper examined human dorsal root ganglia, specialized nerve cells ... read more

Electron Accelerators Reveal the Radical Secrets of Antioxidants

Mar. 19, 2019 — A professor has demonstrated for the first time the value of linear particle accelerators for the generation of free radicals inside biological samples. This work will have important applications ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers have discovered that an epigenetic protein called EZH2 delays the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but then switches sides once the disease is established to help maintain ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Increases in chronic inflammation -- not the passage of time -- is the main reason why injured bones do not heal as well with ... read more

Zika Study May 'Supercharge' Vaccine Research

Mar. 18, 2019 — Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines. The study used a new technique to uncover Zika mutations that help foster ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Cancer researchers report the discovery of an unexpected regulator of the critical protein protein p53, opening the door to the development of drugs that could target ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have identified eight new gene mutations that may cause or contribute to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease not caused by known external influences, such as high ... read more

Precision Medicine for Pediatric Cancer

Mar. 15, 2019 — Research performed over the last several decades has led to an increased understanding of the genetics of cancer. The clinical application of this knowledge for pediatric cancer has lagged behind ... read more

Mar. 15, 2019 — When a muscle grows or a muscle injury heals, some of the stem cells develop into new muscle cells. A research team has now described how this process is regulated by two proteins produced in an ... read more

Enzyme USP15 May Have Potential Role in Future Treatment of Various Cancers

Mar. 15, 2019 — A team has found that the deubiquitinating enzyme USP15 is a potential biomarker for treatments of pancreatic cancer, as well as ovarian and breast ... read more

From Mirror-Image Biology to Enhanced Therapeutic Proteins

Mar. 14, 2019 — Scientists have succeeded in reconstructing biomolecules in their mirror-image form. The researchers' goal is to create a mirror-image artificial protein synthesis system. Their aim is to ... read more

Mar. 14, 2019 — Researchers have analyzed ancient DNA from almost 300 individuals from the Iberian Peninsula, spanning more than 12,000 years. The first study looked at hunter-gatherers and early farmers living in ... read more

Researchers Find Epigenetic Loss That Changes How Cells Obtain Energy from Cancer

Mar. 14, 2019 — It has been known for decades that cancer cells have an altered metabolism and it is seen in several biochemical pathways and in particular, in the way they get energy for their survival. Now, a new ... read more

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