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Latest Maureen Murphy Stories

2011-04-05 00:06:37

New findings by Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers link a common variant of the powerful anticancer gene p53 to increased inflammatory responses following DNA damage. The results may help explain why African Americans, who more frequently possess this variant, tend to be more susceptible to certain kinds of inflammation-related diseases and cancers, such as type II diabetes and colorectal cancer. Maureen Murphy, PhD, associate professor at Fox Chase, published the findings in the March issue...

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2009-10-30 10:00:29

Like yoga for office drones, cells do have coping strategies for stress. Heat, lack of nutrients, oxygen radicals "“ all can wreak havoc on the delicate internal components of a cell, potentially damaging it beyond repair. Proteins called HSPs (heat shock proteins) allow cells to survive stress-induced damage. Scientists have long studied how HSPs work in order to harness their therapeutic potential. Donna George, PhD, Associate Professor of Genetics, and Julie Leu, PhD, Assistant...