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2014-07-02 10:16:43

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer—the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the U.S.—can be devastating.

2012-03-17 00:00:51

Scientists at the University of Toronto have found a molecular mechanism that plays a key role in the transition of Candida albicans yeast into disease-causing fungus—one of the leading causes of hospital-acquired infection.

2012-01-23 22:13:55

Targeting a single protein can help fight both breast cancers and leukemias.

2012-01-23 13:29:45

The same mechanism that stabilizes the DNA in the cell nucleus is also important for the structure and function of vertebrate muscle cells.

2012-01-14 01:38:57

A special group of proteins, the so-called chaperons, helps other proteins to obtain their correct conformation.

2011-12-02 12:41:50

One major obstacle in the fight against cancer is that anticancer drugs often affect normal cells in addition to tumor cells, resulting in significant side effects.

2011-09-28 11:37:39

Breast cancer cells that mutate to resist drug treatment survive by establishing tiny pumps on their surface that reject the drugs as they penetrate the cell membrane – making the cancer insensitive to chemotherapy drugs even after repeated use.

2011-09-07 13:48:10

The protein p53 plays an essential role in the prevention of cancer by initiating the controlled death of a cell with damaged genes which is in danger to transform into a cancerous cell.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.