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Stress Granules Ease the Way for Cancer Metastasis

Tumors that produce more stress granules are more likely to metastasize, according to researchers in Canada. The results suggest that drugs to inhibit the formation of these structures might rein in cancer metastasis.
19-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

How NORE1A Acts as a Barrier to Tumor Growth


Researchers reveal how cells protect themselves from a protein that is a key driver of cancer.
11-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Promising New Strategy to Halt Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis


Researchers have identified a novel treatment that could halt pancreatic cancer and prolong patient survival.
26-Feb-2015 12:05 PM EST

One Step Closer to Defeating Alzheimer's Disease


Researchers show that toning down the activity of the receptor TREM2 may help put a stop to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease.
26-Feb-2015 12:05 PM EST

Desmoplakin’s Tail Gets the Message


Cells control the adhesion protein desmoplakin by modifying the tail end of the protein, and this process goes awry in some patients with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, according to a new study.
26-Feb-2015 2:05 PM EST

Sall4 Is Required for DNA Repair in Stem Cells


A protein that helps embryonic stem cells retain their identity also promotes DNA repair. The findings raise the possibility that the protein, Sall4, performs a similar role in cancer cells, helping them survive chemotherapy.
26-Feb-2015 2:05 PM EST

Study Reveals Possible Treatment for Diseases Caused by Mitofusin 2 Deficiency


Researchers have discovered a novel role for Mitofusin 2, and the findings may point to a new treatment for patients with diseases caused by loss of the mitochondrial protein.
12-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Learning From Scorpions to Control Impulses


Scorpions can teach us a lot about the benefits of prolonging nerve impulses, and we might now be better students. The results of a new study could pave the way for easier identification of drugs that function similarly to scorpion venom, but with...
20-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

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