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Inducing Metabolic Catastrophe in Cancer Cells

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Researchers at Harvard Medical School describe a way to force cancer cells to destroy a key metabolic enzyme they need to survive.
26-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

miR-7 Suppresses Stomach Cancer

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Researchers reveal that the microRNA miR-7 suppresses stomach cancer by inhibiting a key signaling pathway, and that this protective mechanism is compromised by the cancer-causing bacterium H. pylori. Finding drugs capable of inducing miR-7...
6-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Jodi Nunnari Named Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Cell Biology

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Jodi Nunnari becomes the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Cell Biology. A professor and chair of the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis, Nunnari succeeds the late Alan Hall, who...
3-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Malaria’s Key to the Liver Uncovered

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Scientists uncover a port of liver entry for malaria parasites, and if these results hold up in humans, drugs that target this entry protein might help prevent the spread of disease.
22-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lingering Lymphocytes Lash Out Against Leishmania

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Immune cells that hang around after parasitic skin infection help ward off secondary attack. These skin squatters may prove to be the key to successful anti-parasite vaccines.
22-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stopping Malaria in Its Tracks

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A new drug acts as a roadblock for malaria, curing mice of established infection, according to researchers. Treatment was not associated with obvious side effects, suggesting that the drug may also be safe and effective in humans.
14-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Immune Cell Journey Has Bloody Consequences

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Immune cells that creep across blood vessels trigger potentially fatal bleeding in platelet-deficient mice, according to a new report. If the same is true in humans, blocking the passage of these cells could prevent dangerous complications in...
7-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Schwann Cells “Dine in” to Clear Myelin From Injured Nerves

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Researchers reveal how cells in the peripheral nervous system degrade myelin after nerve injury, a process that fails to occur in the central nervous system. The results could provide new targets for manipulating demyelination in injury and disease.
24-Jun-2015 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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