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Disrupted Sleep Patterns May Accelerate Tumor Growth
2014-01-28 06:29:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a team of American researchers has revealed that a disrupted sleep pattern can accelerate the progression of cancer. According to the team’s report published in the journal Cancer Research, fragmented sleep disrupts a cancer-fighting metabolic pathway – a disruption that could be mitigated through drug therapy. "It's not the tumor, it's the immune system," said study director Dr. David Gozal, chairman of...

2011-03-24 20:58:35

A new combination molecule "“iMyD88/CD40 "“ acts as a molecular "master switch" to turn on dendritic cells (immune system cells), improving the effectiveness of tumor vaccines, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. To accomplish this improved antitumor response, Dr. David Spencer, vice chair of pathology and immunology at BCM, and his colleagues fused the "universal" adapter molecule,...

2010-05-02 08:55:00

Current research suggests that tumor-secreted exosomes inhibit the immune response, enhancing tumor metastasis. The related report by Liu et al, "Contribution of MyD88 to the tumor exosome-mediated induction of myeloid derived suppressor cells," appears in the May 2010 issue of The American Journal of Pathology. The immune system plays a critical role in identifying and destroying tumor cells. Many tumors overcome this surveillance by inhibiting local immune responses, often leading to...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'