In cancer, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process where tumors assume a mesenchymal cell phenotype to enhance metastasis, invasiveness, and elevated resistance to cell death. Now, researchers from the University … Continue Reading Breast cancer cells coaxed into turning into fat cells.
Adding to their already thick armor, cancer cells are capable of ‘self-homing’ behavior where cells released into the circulation can return to the main tumor site. Therefore, much research has … Continue Reading Engineered cancer cells can track and destroy tumours.
Manual body regulation is a relatively new theory that explores controlling the body, and its related processes via neurons, neuronal colonies, and neuron-like cells supplanted throughout our systems manually. Olfactory … Continue Reading New olfactory receptor identified in the human bladder and bladder cancer.
Unchanged for decades, breast screening technology such as mammograms can be painful and generally rely on anatomical differences with several limitations. These include the lack of phenotyping to identify aggressive … Continue Reading Researchers use non-invasive ‘diagnostic pill’ to detect breast cancer in mice.
Nanomachines made from synthetic DNA motors have the potential to mimic natural protein motors in cells, however, the operation of synthetic DNA motors in living corpuscles has not yet been … Continue Reading Autonomous nanomachines perform biologic functions in live cells.
The pandemic of physical inactivity is associated with a range of chronic diseases and early deaths. Despite the well documented disease burden, the economic burden of physical inactivity remains unquantified … Continue Reading Physical inactivity cost the world $67 billion in 2013 says first ever estimate.
Body mass index (BMI) is an important risk factor for breast cancer development and invasiveness. After menopause, women have an increased risk of developing breast cancer with increased BMI, while … Continue Reading New MRI technique links saturated fats to breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Breast cancer is notorious for its ability to relapse after many years, long after a patient had completed treatment. A major site of disease dissemination and relapse is bone, although … Continue Reading Researchers successfully block circulating breast cancer cells from entering bones.
Mitochondria, often called the cell’s energy powerhouse, are small organelles which reside in a cell’s cytoplasm and convert food into energy or building blocks. Mutations in mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, … Continue Reading Performing single-cell surgery with a laser-powered nanoblade.
It is known that the cells inside a malignant cancer tumour differ a lot. While some cancer cells do not cause trouble, others become aggressive and start to spread, or … Continue Reading Protein which characterises and regulates the spread of aggressive cancer cells identified.
In a cancerous breast, researchers have seen the problems with the various components of breast tissue and could not fully explain why they happened. The tissue, called the stroma, includes … Continue Reading Human study identifies new gene as cause and early indicator of breast cancer.
The metastatic progression of breast cancer accounts for the majority of disease-related mortality. However, despite the advent of advanced technologies, the discovery of new metastasis suppressor genes that prevent the … Continue Reading Major epigenetic metastasis-supressor identified for breast cancer.
Bone metastasis is the only type of metastasis that can be controlled, but not cured, by drugs. Treatment is only given once the metastasis has been identified, which is normally … Continue Reading Researchers identify the precise gene responsible for metastasis of breast cancer to the bone.
Breast cancer, the most frequently diagnosed malignant tumor and the leading cause of cancer death among women, has increasing incidence rates. In 2012, 1.7 million women received a diagnosis of … Continue Reading Study shows that diet heavy on olive oil cuts breast cancer risk by 62%.
Every person wants to know what he or she can do to lower their risk of breast cancer. Some of the factors associated with breast cancer, such as sex, age … Continue Reading First ever human study validates anti-stress hormone as an indicator for breast cancer risk.
Since their discovery in the 1950s, transfer RNAs (tRNAs) have been best known for their role in helping the cell make proteins from messenger RNA templates. However, recent studies have … Continue Reading Researchers discover new species of tRNA responsible for sex-biased cancer proliferation.