Posts Tagged 'oncology'

BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging

BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging

Scientists have discovered a protein that seems to protect animals from cancer and other deficiencies of old age, with no downsides. The research on protein BubR1 could offer clues on how protecting chromosomes can enhance health.

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Pressure Can Revert and Stop the Growth of Cancer Cells

Pressure Can Revert and Stop the Growth of Cancer Cells

New research showed that applying physical pressure to malignant breast cancer cells guided them back to a normal growth pattern. This research could lead to new treatments.

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New Study Questions the Benefits of Mammograms

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Mammography is routinely used to screen healthy women for breast cancer, and its use has led to the widespread detection and treatment of tumors that would have never caused any symptoms, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Blind Mole Rats May Hold Cellular Clues to Effective Treatments for Cancer

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New cell cultures from two species of blind mole rats, Spalax judaei and Spalax golani, behave in ways that render them impervious to the growth of tumors.

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Sequencing DNA from Individual Cells Yields Dramatic New Information

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Nicolas Navin wanted to work out the sequence from individual cancer cells to see how they had mutated and diverged as the cancer grew. Back in 2010, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York and exploring the genetic changes that occur during breast cancer.

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Cataloging Studies of Lung Cancer Will Help Boost Effectiveness of Targeted Therapies

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About 1.6 million people worldwide are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, and less than 20% are alive five years later. Lung cancer causes a lot more deaths than other kinds of cancer. Three new studies published this week are laying the groundwork for more effective and personalized treatment of lung cancer.

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Cancer-Causing Mutations Disrupt Cells’ Ability to Differentiate

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Researchers have published a series of three papers today in the journal Nature, explaining some of the mysteries of how the mutations in a gene called isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) cause brain cancer and leukemia. The mutations cause the production of an enzyme that can reconfigure on-off switches across the genome and stop cells from differentiating.

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