Leukemia, or blood cancer, involves pathological alterations in the body’s hematopoietic system. In acute myeloid leukemia, it is specifically the bone marrow that is affected. In a healthy body, different … Continue Reading Previously unknown cell-death pathway mapped in leukemia cells.
It is known that the age-related growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) is member of the transforming growth factor β superfamily of proteins. Circulating GDF11 concentrations appear to decline with age, … Continue Reading Study identifies previously unknown molecular pathway in aging.
Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and researchers are hard at work to understand the disease’s complex molecular underpinnings. Now, a study from researchers … Continue Reading Newly identified gene pair in colon cancer challenges whole paradigm on causation.
The benefits of exercise are well known, but physical fitness becomes increasingly difficult as people age or develop ailments, creating a downward spiral into poor health. Now, researchers at Duke … Continue Reading Study identifies diet supplement which boosts muscle stamina via mitochondria in animal studies.
Heart regeneration a step closer as researchers identify progenitor cell exclusively for heart muscle.
Future therapies for failing hearts are likely to include stem-like cells and associated growth factors that regenerate heart muscle. Now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have just taken an … Continue Reading Heart regeneration a step closer as researchers identify progenitor cell exclusively for heart muscle.
Researchers have long wondered what causes people to lose muscle strength as they age and how exercise can prevent it from happening. Now, McMaster University researchers have discovered a key … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein required to maintain muscle mass and strength during aging.
Researchers at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR), University of California and Allergan have used a primordial form of energy produced in mammals to achieve spontaneous tissue regeneration in mice, … Continue Reading Researchers achieve spontaneous tissue regeneration in mice.
While the overall rate of colorectal cancer is declining, previous studies show that colorectal cancer specifically among young patients is increasing. Results also show that colorectal cancer in patients younger … Continue Reading Human study shows colorectal cancer genetically different in older and younger patients.
A molecular switch that seems to be essential for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells has been discovered by researchers at University of Washington. The … Continue Reading Researchers identify the molecular switch that promotes heart cell maturation.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models. They found that deleting the gene … Continue Reading Researchers identify brain protein responsible for controlling binge- drinking.
In proof-of-concept experiments, researchers at University of California demonstrate the ability to tune medically relevant cell behaviours by manipulating a key hub in cell communication networks. The manipulation of this … Continue Reading How to reset a diseased cell.
Stem cells, which have the potential to turn into any kind of cell, offer the tantalizing possibility of generating new tissues for organ replacements, stroke victims and patients of many … Continue Reading Researchers have discovered a new pathway in stem cell differentiation.
A new study by Brown University neuroscientists details how the neocortex selectively samples from the flow of sensory information that might otherwise flood it. The team state that the usual … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the corticothalamic pathway in selective neuroplasticity.
The first-ever systematic study of the genomes of patients with ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a particularly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, shows that many cases of the disease … Continue Reading Researchers demystify rare, deadly lymphoma.
In a breakthrough in the understanding of how cancer does its deadly work, researchers at the University of Virginia have shown that many cancers, including nearly all pancreatic cancers, enslave … Continue Reading Researchers show how common cancers hijack and deform mitochondrial fission.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a new molecular pathway critical to aging, and confirmed that the process can be manipulated to help make old blood like … Continue Reading Researchers identify new mitochondrial pathway critical to aging.