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2012-08-02 15:26:11

The body has a built-in system known as autophagy, or 'self-eating,' that controls how cells live or die. Deregulation of autophagy is linked to the development of human diseases, including neural degeneration and cancer.

2012-06-18 11:59:39

A multi-institutional research study has uncovered a new mechanism that may lead to unique treatments for lung cancer, one of the leading causes of death worldwide.

2012-06-15 12:00:47

It has long been known that cancer is a disease of aging, but a molecular link between the two has remained elusive.

2012-01-21 00:18:53

The health benefits of exercise on blood sugar metabolism may come from the body's ability to devour itself, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in the journal Nature.

2011-11-17 03:30:36

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered that cancer cells tap into a natural recycling system to obtain the energy they need to keep dividing.

2011-09-06 22:13:37

Aging is generally accepted as a universal fact of life, but how do humans and other organisms age at the molecular level?

2011-04-11 09:13:00

SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaris Group (Polaris) announced today that data from preclinical studies of ADI-PEG 20, the Company's pegylated arginine deiminase therapeutic, is synergistic with hydroxychloroquine (ChQ) in a human pancreatic cancer cell line and with tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) in human melanoma cell lines.

2011-02-25 19:32:21

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made an important discovery concerning how fledgling cancer cells self-destruct, which has the potential of impacting on future cancer therapies.

2010-01-21 13:53:53

EMBO Reports selects a study by researchers at IRB Barcelona as the highlighted article of the week because of the relevance of autophagy in health.

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2009-12-14 10:35:00

It's important to finish what you start, say Jeong-Sun Ju and researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.