- 2 Dysfunctional DNA Repair Pathways Kill Tumor Cells
People who inherit two mutant copies of any one of about 12 genes that make the proteins of the Fanconi Anemia (FA) pathway develop FA, which is characterized by increased incidence of cancer and bone marrow failure, among other things. However, individua ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 12 2007 - 6:16pm
- Microbes Start Immune Response By Sneaking Inside Cells
Immune cells that are the body’s front-line defense don’t necessarily rest quietly until invading bacteria lock onto receptors on their outside skins and rouse them to action, as previously thought. In a new paper, University of Michigan scientists descri ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 10:50pm
- Do Men Have Menopause?
Maybe not, but they get hot flashes related to genital changes. Men who have undergone chemical castration for conditions such as prostate cancer experience hot flashes similar to those experienced by menopausal women, says a new study in Psychophysiology ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 10:48pm
- Cancer Drug Under Study Targets Critical Proteins
A drug under study to treat various cancers selectively kills cancer cells because of its affinity for a modified version of a critical heat shock protein they contain, researchers have found. They found in cancer a modified version of heat shock protein ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 7:51am
- Gene That Governs Toxin Production In Deadly Mold Found
For the growing number of people with diminished immune systems- cancer patients, transplant recipients, those with HIV/AIDS- infection by a ubiquitous mold known as Aspergillus fumigatus can be a death sentence. The fungus, which is found in the soil, on ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 8:01am
- LSU Professors Monkey Around With Primate Genome
Since the 2001 launch of the Human Genome Project, which released a first draft of the entire sequence of human DNA, many researchers have dedicated themselves to creating a library of comprehensive, species-specific genetic sequence "maps" avai ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 9:33pm
- Researchers Report Blood DNA Can Be Early Predictor Of Liver Cancer
Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a means for early detection of liver cancer. Using DNA isolated from serum samples as a baseline biomarker, the scientists examined changes in certain tumor suppressor ge ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2007 - 10:58am
- Novel Antigen-cloning Technique May Boost Efforts To Develop A Melanoma Vaccine
In recent years, researchers have worked to develop a number of vaccines to help the immune system fight tumors. Cancer vaccines are not intended to prevent cancer; rather, they are used to boost immune responses to preexisting tumors. Unlike traditional ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2007 - 11:00am
- Eat Well, Beat Cancer
We all know that eating fruits, vegetables and soy products provides essential nutrition for a healthy lifestyle, while obesity leads to the opposite. Yet proving the effect of nutrition, or obesity, on cancer is an experimental challenge and a focus for ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2007 - 6:32pm
- MicroRNAs As Tumor Suppressors
In the May 1st issue of Genes & Development, Drs. Yong Sun Lee and Anindya Dutta (UVA) reveal that microRNAs can function as tumor suppressors in vitro. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2007 - 6:37pm