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2012-02-28 11:49:48

A protein abundantly found in treatment-resistant cancers holds an important tumor-suppressor out of the cell nucleus, where it would normally detect DNA damage and force defective cells to kill themselves, a team of scientists reports in the current Cancer Cell.

2012-02-09 18:25:48

A protein kinase known as ROCK1 can exacerbate an important process called fission in the mitochondria, the power plants of cells, leading to diabetic kidney disease, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online today in the journal Cell Metabolism.

2012-02-09 00:51:31

A new study identifies specific cell-stress signaling pathways that link injury of the optic nerve with irreversible vision loss.

2012-01-26 15:14:29

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has discovered key elements of a strategy commonly used by tumor cells to survive when they spread to distant organs.

2012-01-26 10:05:23

Ovarian cancer is a major cause of death worldwide.

2012-01-24 21:49:04

Glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer, is one of the most resistant to available therapies and patients typically live approximately 15 months.

2012-01-23 22:03:46

Could preventing colon cancer be as simple as developing a taste for yerba mate tea?

2012-01-21 00:11:46

The expression of p53 and Mdm2 is closely related. In an article published this week in the Cancel Cell review, Robin Fahraeus and his collaborators from Inserm Unit 940 ("Therapeutic Targets for Cancer"), demonstrate that cellular response to DNA damage requires involvement from the protein kinase ATM so that Mdm2 can positively or negatively control protein p53.

2012-01-19 14:49:10

Cholesterol-lowering statins seem to keep breast cancer at bay in some patients.

2012-01-12 12:18:26

Interferon-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15), a ubiquitin like protein, is highly elevated in a variety of cancers including breast cancer.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.