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Cold Viruses Could Help Find New Cancer Therapies
2012-10-17 11:03:01

[ Watch The Video ] Salk findings on cold virus proteins may spur new cancer treatments Cold viruses generally get a bad rap----which they've certainly earned----but new findings by a team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies suggest that these viruses might also be a valuable ally in the fight against cancer. Adenovirus, a type of cold virus, has developed molecular tools----proteins----that allow it to hijack a cell's molecular machinery, including large...

2012-09-14 14:31:55

A research project led by CNIO scientists clarifies how tissues and organs select the 'best' cells for themselves, at the expense of 'losers' who might cause disease Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) describe how natural selection also occurs at the cellular level, and how our body's tissues and organs strive to retain the best cells in their ranks in order to fend off disease processes. These results appear this week in the new issue of Cell Reports. The...

2012-08-29 07:06:26

8-9 percent of human diabetes is type 3c; Olatz Zenarruzabeitia, a biologist at the University of the Basque Country, is analysing a pathway for developing it as well as preventing it in mice Mice develop pancreatic diabetes (type 3c) when they lack certain genes in the E2F group, and to understand how this happens, Olatz Zenarruzabeitia has focussed on the molecular mechanism behind it. This researcher works at the laboratory of Ana Zubiaga, Professor of Genetics of the University of the...

2012-08-04 02:09:56

Acute liver failure is a life-threatening disease, characterized by a sudden, massive death of liver cells. Unfortunately, few treatment options exist, especially for advanced-stage liver failure. As a last resort a liver transplant may be the only remaining option. Now the physician Dr. Junfeng An of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch and Dr. Stefan Donath, a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology, also of the MDC and Helios Klinikum...

2012-07-25 23:00:53

The popular belief that "cancer originates due to DNA mutations” is wrong” according to Samil Ozavar, who is the President of GEMM Research Ltd. Malignant transformation actually takes place due to an excessive build up of ATP in the cell that force a premature and uncontrolled cell division. A structural damage to the mitochondrial membrane channels that regulate the ATP flow to the cytosol are responsible for the excessive energy build that may lead to the formation of a...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'