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2012-04-23 12:47:00

Scientists have found why a certain type of bacteria, harmless in healthy people, is so deadly to patients with cystic fibrosis.

2012-03-22 09:09:15

A new finding in basic science should trigger a "change in thinking" about how cancer drugs might be developed and tested for maximum effectiveness.

2012-02-21 06:05:55

Blocking autophagy – the process of "self-eating" within cells – is turning out to be a viable way to enhance the effectiveness of a wide variety of cancer treatments.

2012-02-20 11:47:25

Blocking autophagy -- the process of "self-eating" within cells -- is turning out to be a viable way to enhance the effectiveness of a wide variety of cancer treatments.

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.

2011-11-07 16:40:39

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) have discovered a key mechanism responsible for selectively degrading aggregates of ubiquitinated proteins from the cell.

2011-10-10 09:07:53

All cells in our body have a system that can handle cellular waste and release building blocks for recycling.

2011-09-08 15:19:39

Researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) have discovered that an ancient pathway called autophagy also mobilizes and exports cholesterol from cells.

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?


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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