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2011-07-05 13:54:20

Research led by the University of East Anglia has discovered the crucial role of a molecule in skeletal muscle development. The finding could have implications in the future for maintenance of healthy muscle or muscle regeneration in certain diseases, for example cancer and neuromuscular conditions such as muscular dystrophy. The complexity and significance of microRNA molecules has only recently been recognized and they have been implicated in many biological processes, including disease....

2008-12-01 08:59:37

Scientists say they have made a critical discovery in understanding what allows the most aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer to survive and proliferate in the body. Their findings could help doctors design new strategies to prevent malignant melanoma. The process of tanning involves synthesis of the pigment melanin by skin cells called melanocytes, researchers said. That melanin then becomes a natural sunscreen when it spreads to neighboring skin cells, providing some protection against...

2005-09-20 16:01:06

The loss of function of a gene called FOXO1a plays an important role in the development of the most common cancer of soft tissues in children, and restoring the function of that gene in cancer cells suppresses that cancer, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The cancer, called alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), arises from immature skeletal muscle cells that remain partially differentiated (do not acquire all the characteristics of a mature muscle cell). The...