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2014-05-07 08:45:28

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. The research explores the strategies by which the bacterial pathogen Yersinia, responsible for causing plague and gastrointestinal infections, tries to outsmart immune cell responses and looks at the tactics used by the immune system to fight back....

2014-04-11 12:54:50

Too much of a protein called c-FLIPR can trigger autoimmune diseases Apoptosis is used by cells that are changed by disease or are simply not needed any longer to eliminate themselves before they become a hazard to the body—on a cellular level, death is part of life. Disruption of this process can lead to cancer or immunodeficiencies, but also to autoimmune diseases, in which cells attack their own body. HZI scientist Prof Ingo Schmitz and his team investigate the regulation of...

2014-04-04 23:31:28

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project finds TP53 gene is altered in nearly all osteosarcomas; results help explain how tumors withstand radiation therapy. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project found mutations in the tumor suppressor gene TP53 in 90 percent of osteosarcomas, suggesting the alteration plays a key role early in...

2014-04-04 12:18:55

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), a partner with UPMC CancerCenter, have found that an agent that inhibits mitochondrial division can overcome tumor cell resistance to a commonly used cancer drug, and that the combination of the two induces rapid and synergistic cell death. Separately, neither had an effect. These findings will be presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014. "In our earlier...

2014-04-03 10:41:19

Findings may help develop targeted drug interventions and fight cancer and neurodegenerative diseases The molecular details of how zinc, an essential trace element of human metabolism, interacts with the enzyme caspase-3, which is central to apoptosis or cell death, have been elucidated in a new study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University. The study is featured on the cover of the April issue of the journal Angewandte Chemie’s International Edition. Dysregulation of...

2014-03-27 13:03:27

As a result, the neighbors become harder to kill Cells usually self-destruct when irreparable glitches occur in their DNA. Programmed cell death, or apoptosis, helps insure that cells with damaged DNA do not grow and replicate to produce more mutated cells. Apoptosis thereby helps protect and insure the survival of the organism. At the GSA Drosophila Research Conference, TinTin Su, Ph.D., will report that a dying Drosophila melanogaster larvae cell alerts neighboring cells that they are...

2014-03-27 04:20:51

Studies Identify PI3K Pathway Combinations and MYC Driven Cancers SAN DIEGO and NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Senhwa Biosciences, Inc. announced today that results from research with its first-in-class Pol I inhibitor, CX-5461, will be presented at the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting held on April 5-9 in San Diego, CA. Prof. Ross Hannan and Prof. Rick Pearson of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (PMCC) will present...

2014-03-26 04:21:14

HASSELT, Belgium, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Complix, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of Cell Penetrating Alphabodies(TM) (CPABs), a unique class of protein therapeutics that are active against intracellular disease targets, announces that its CEO Dr Mark Vaeck will present tomorrow at BioCapital Europe [http://www.biocapitaleurope.com/BioCapitalEurope/index.html ] 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (March 27th). Details of the...

2014-03-18 23:26:16

An international team of researchers say CARP-1 Functional Mimetics (CFMs) triggered the death of mesothelioma cells and blocked their ability to spread in laboratory tests. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Cancer Monthly is reporting on a newly-published study suggesting that compounds called CFMs might offer a better way to fight the treatment-resistant cancer, malignant pleural mesothelioma. The study entitled “CARP-1 Functional Mimetics Are a Novel Class of Small Molecule...

2014-03-14 23:04:14

Findings Shed Light On Cell Death Process, Drug's Toxicity Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 A new discovery about how dying cells are removed from the body could have an unexpected and important benefit: allowing doctors to rehabilitate a powerful antibiotic now deemed too toxic for human use. Despite showing great initial promise, the antibiotic trovafloxacin was pulled from the market in the U.S. because of concerns about its toxicity. New research from the University of...


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