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Cancer Cells Break Away
2012-10-11 09:30:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has revealed that cancer cells break away from tumors via adhesion molecules, causing a spread of cancer throughout the body. The findings from the research project were recently published in the journal Nature Communications and offer a glimpse into the possible development of cancer drug targets. “As cancer cells become more metastatic, there can be a...

2012-09-20 16:58:57

MGH study identifies components responsible for therapy-blocking solid stress, suggests therapeutic strategies It's a high-pressure environment within solid tumors. Abnormal blood and lymphatic vessels cause fluids to accumulate, and the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells within limited space leads to the buildup of what is called solid stress. Both types of pressure can interfere with the effectiveness of anticancer treatments, but while strategies have been developed that reduce...

New Weapons In The Fight Against Canine Cancer
2012-09-11 10:31:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two recent studies have shown real progress in killing cancer cells in dogs. The first study, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, reports that myxoma, a pox virus that affects rabbits but not humans, dogs or other vertebrates studied so far, infects several different types of canine cancer cells in cell culture while sparing healthy cells. The study adds to the evidence that viruses or modified viruses will emerge as...

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2012-08-27 21:11:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Boosting the activity of a particular enzyme can help block tumors from growing, according to research published in Nature Chemical Biology. Cancer cells use up most of their energy by reproducing themselves, but in order to do this they must produce new cellular building blocks like DNA, carbohydrates and lipids. Biologists found that jacking up the activity of the enzyme pyruvate kinase can disrupt the production of tumors...

One Of Cancer's Tricks Determined By Chemists
2012-08-23 14:31:00

Caltech chemists determine 1 way tumors meet their growing needs Behaving something like ravenous monsters, tumors need plentiful supplies of cellular building blocks such as amino acids and nucleotides in order to keep growing at a rapid pace and survive under harsh conditions. How such tumors meet these burgeoning demands has not been fully understood. Now chemists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have shown for the first time that a specific sugar, known as GlcNAc...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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