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2011-11-28 23:02:29

Prostate tumor cells can be lulled to sleep by a factor released by bone cells, according to a study published online this week in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org). Disease recurs in up to half of prostate cancer patients after treatment, often as a result of metastases that spread to distant organs. Kounosuke Watabe and colleagues at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine now show that BMP7, a protein pumped out by cells that line the bone interior, signals...

2010-12-27 08:09:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ New weight loss supplements and exercises are released every day, but this novel weight-loss therapy identifies cells that can be triggered to transform white storage fat cells into brown energy burning fat cells. "This finding opens up a whole new avenue for researchers interested in designing molecules that induce endogenous progenitor cells to differentiate into mature brown fat cells," Yu-Hua Tseng, Ph.D., Joslin Investigator and senior author, was quoted as...

2009-07-23 08:51:19

Dr. Yasuni Nakanuma and colleagues of Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medicine in Kanazawa, Japan have discovered that BMP-7 (bone morphogenic protein-7) is a potential new therapy for treating high blood pressure in the liver. These results are presented in the August 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology.Idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) is a form of high blood pressure that often results from blockage of the peripheral veins in the liver. Cells that line blood vessels...

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2008-08-21 14:00:00

New research shows that brown fat cells, known as the "good" kind that burn energy, may provide new insights into treatment of obesity. Two teams "“ one from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and the other from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, studied the origins of the brown fat cells, and reported their findings in the journal Nature. The Joslin Center team discovered that a protein important for bone growth helped promote the development of brown fat tissue in mice....