- Antioxidant In Red Wine Kills Leukemia Cells
A naturally occurring compound found in many fruits and vegetables as well as red wine, selectively kills leukemia cells in culture while showing no discernible toxicity against healthy cells, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pitts ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 2:41pm
- Damaged Motor Neurons In ALS Contribute To Their Own Death
When motor neurons damaged by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, inappropriately send the wrong signal, immune cells react by killing the messenger. Their surprising finding provides new direction for therapies to treat ALS. The ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 5:16pm
- Prostate Treatments Versus Quality Of Life
A rigorous, long-term study of quality of life in patients who underwent one of the three most common treatments for prostate cancer found that each affected men's lives in different ways. The findings provide invaluable information for men with pros ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 5:44pm
- Ethnic Differences In Sensitivity To Chemotherapy
Why do east Asian lung cancer patients respond better to chemotherapy than other ethnic groups? The answer could be useful in tailoring cancer treatments to individual patients. "Genetic differences may help explain why so many Asian women who never ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 10:06pm
- "Chaperone" Protein And Muscle Formation
Proper formation of the proteins that power heart and skeletal muscle seems to rely on a precise concentration of a "chaperone" protein known as UNC-45, according to a new study. This basic discovery may have important implications for understan ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2007 - 1:36am
- Cell Polarity And Mathematical Balance
Cell membranes are like two-dimensional fluids whose molecules are distributed evenly through lateral diffusion but many important cellular processes depend on cortical polarity, the locally elevated concentration of specific membrane proteins. Roland Wed ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 9:41am
- Hereditary Breast Cancer Gene Discovered
A new hereditary breast cancer gene has been discovered by scientists at the Lundberg Laboratory for Cancer Research and the Plastic Surgery Clinic at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden. The researchers found that women with a certain hereditary deformity ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 10:16am
- MicroRNAs Equal Tumor Suppressors?
University of Virginia researchers have discovered that microRNAs, a form of genetic material, can function as tumor suppressors in laboratory studies. In the May 1 issue of Genes&Development, UVa researchers Drs. Yong Sun Lee and Anindya Dutta have s ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2009 - 5:19pm
- Using Telomerase To Stop Blood Cancer
A Johns Hopkins team has stopped in its tracks a form of blood cancer in mice by engineering and inactivating an enzyme, telomerase, thereby shortening the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 4:36pm
- Toward A Cure For African Sleeping Sickness
Studies of the enzyme CTP synthetase in the parasite Trypanosoma brucei have brought researchers at Umeå University in Sweden closer to a cure for African sleeping sickness. Their findings are now being published in the April issue of The Journal of Biolo ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 12:09am