Unveiling the biology behind nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
16 minutes ago
EPFL scientists have discovered a new biological mechanism behind nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Tumor suppressor key in maintaining stem cell status in muscle
38 minutes ago
A gene known to suppress tumor formation in a broad range of tissues plays a key role in keeping stem cells in muscles dormant until needed, a finding that may have implications for both human health and animal production, ...
Study reveals why cancer cells spread within the body
40 minutes ago
Each day, more than 1,600 people die from cancer in the US, and 450 in the UK, mostly because the disease has spread beyond a stage when surgery is an effective cure and has become resistant to therapy. Despite decades of ...
Researchers identify new target for cancer immunotherapy
41 minutes ago
Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have found new evidence that the tumor necrosis factor receptor type II (TNFR2) may be a major target for immuno-oncology treatments, which induce a patient's immune system to ...
Want to ace an exam? Tell a friend what you learned, researcher suggests
43 minutes ago
Students who are given information and tell someone about it shortly afterward recall the details better and longer—a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.
Unlike neuropilin (NRP) 2a, NRP2b uniquely supports TGF-beta-mediated lung cancer progression
45 minutes ago
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) investigators report preclinical research showing that the tumor-promoting properties of neuropilin (NRP)-2 reside predominantly on isoform NRP2b, while NRP2a has the opposite effects ...
Epigenetic factors linked to obesity-related disease
46 minutes ago
Obesity has been linked to "letter" changes at many different sites in the genome, yet these differences do not fully explain the variation in people's body mass index (BMI) or why some overweight people develop health complications ...
Study challenges potential pancreatic cancer target
2 hours ago
A protein thought to fuel pancreatic cancer development plays a much more complicated role, a new study finds.
Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E
2 hours ago
New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E - which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition that's often related ...
Whether our speech is fast or slow, we say about the same
2 hours ago
The purpose of speech is communication, not speed—so perhaps some new research findings, while counterintuitive, should come as no surprise. Whether we speak quickly or slowly, the new study suggests, we end up conveying ...