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We're on the hunt for novel ways to assess the risk of type 2 diabetesArticle

Type 2 diabetes is characterised by elevated blood glucose levels. This can cause complications that lead to damage to the kidneys, nerves, and the retina in eyes...

Cecil Jack Weale 14 Apr 2021

New agent might control breast-cancer growth and spreadArticle

OHIO, USA: A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James) suggests that an unusual experimental drug can reduce breast-cancer aggressiveness, reverse resistance to the drug fulvestrant and perhaps improve the effectiveness of other breast-cancer drugs.

24 Apr 2013

Genetic switch shuts down lung cancer tumors in miceArticle

Yale researchers manipulated a tiny genetic switch and halted growth of aggressive lung cancer tumors in mice and even prevented tumors from forming.

24 Oct 2012

Yale team finds way to save blood from ravages of chemo treatment
Yale team finds way to save blood from ravages of chemo treatmentArticle

Chemotherapy kills blood cells as well as cancer cells, often with fatal results. Now Yale stem cell researchers have identified a method they hope one day will help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy maintain a healthy blood supply, they report in the 18 October issue of the journal Cell Reports.

19 Oct 2012

Nanoparticles cut off 'addicted' tumors from source of their survival
Nanoparticles cut off 'addicted' tumors from source of their survivalArticle

Yale biologists and engineers have designed drug-loaded nanoparticles that target the soft underbelly of many types of cancer - a tiny gene product that tumors depend upon to replicate and survive.

29 May 2012

Understanding how early breast tumors become deadly
Understanding how early breast tumors become deadlyArticle

OHIO, USA: Researchers have discovered a restricted pattern of molecules that differentiate early-stage breast tumors from invasive, life-threatening cancer. They also found a similar molecular signature that correlated with the aggressiveness of invasive tumors, and with the time to metastasis and overall survival.

14 Feb 2012

Mural cells from saphenous vein could have long-term benefits in heart attacks
Mural cells from saphenous vein could have long-term benefits in heart attacksArticle

Stem cell therapies promise to regenerate the infarcted heart through the replacement of dead cardiac cells and stimulation of the growth of new vessels. New research has found the transplantation of stem cells that reside in human veins can help in the recovery of a heart attack. The findings could lead, in the next few years, to the first human clinical trial.

6 Sep 2011

New findings could lead to blood test for lung cancer
New findings could lead to blood test for lung cancerArticle

Researchers have identified characteristic patterns of molecules called microRNA (miRNA) in the blood of people with lung cancer that might reveal both the presence and aggressiveness of the disease, and perhaps who is at risk of developing it. These patterns may be detectable up to two years before the tumour is found by computed tomography (CT) scans.

23 May 2011

Study shows how inflammation can lead to cancer
Study shows how inflammation can lead to cancerArticle

A new study shows how inflammation can help cause cancer. Chronic inflammation due to infection or to conditions such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease is associated with up to 25% of all cancers.

19 Apr 2011

Study finds miRNAs inhibits prostate cancer metastasisArticle

A small slice of RNA inhibits prostate cancer metastasis by suppressing a surface protein commonly found on prostate cancer stem cells. A research team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre reported today in an advance online publication at Nature Medicine.

18 Jan 2011

Loss of key nerve cells causes Parkinson's disease: ResearchArticle

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a molecular pathway responsible for the death of key nerve cells whose loss causes Parkinson's disease. This discovery not only may explain how a genetic mutation linked to Parkinson's causes the cells' death, but could also open the door to new therapeutic approaches for the malady.

30 Jul 2010

Researchers using microRNA to identify aggressive melanomaArticle

Research at the University of Leicester will be breaking new ground in the search for a simple blood test that could tell whether a patient with melanoma has the condition in an aggressive form.

1 Jul 2009

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