Cancer Exosome ‘Micro Factories’ Aid in Cancer Progression

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Exosomes, tiny, virus-sized particles released by cancer cells, can bioengineer micro-RNA (miRNA) molecules resulting in tumor growth. They do so with the help of proteins, such as one named Dicer.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center|23-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars

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A composite Hubble Space Telescope image provides the position of comet Siding Spring during the comet's closest approach to Mars on October 19, 2014. Join Hubble astronomers for a live discussion at 3pm today during the Comet Siding Spring/Mars Hubble Hangout at https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cq3l54o0if0solg51h5tocbf508.

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)|23-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

New Insight on Why People with Down Syndrome Invariably Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

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Researchers discover the cell events in the brains of individuals with Down syndrome that lead to the amyloid pathology observed in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings support a novel approach to treating and preventing both diseases.

– Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute|23-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

YEATS Protein Potential Therapeutic Target for Cancer

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Federal Express® and UPS® are no match for the human body when it comes to distribution. There exists in cancer biology an impressive packaging and delivery system that influences whether your body will develop cancer or not.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center|23-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

California’s Tobacco Control Efforts Losing Steam, Finds UCSF Report

California’s position as a leader in tobacco control is under threat, according to a new report from the UC San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|23-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

New TSRI Studies Bring Scientists Closer to Combating Dangerous Unstable Proteins

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a way to decrease deadly protein deposits in the heart, kidney and other organs associated with a group of human diseases called the systemic amyloid diseases.

– Scripps Research Institute|23-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Thyroid Cancer Genome Analysis Finds Markers of Aggressive Tumors

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A new comprehensive analysis of thyroid cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has identified markers of aggressive tumors, which could allow for better targeting of appropriate treatments to individual patients.

– University of Michigan Health System|23-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Mechanism Uncovered for Protein Activator Could Play Role in Diagnosis and Targeted Therapy for Colorectal Cancer

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Uncovering the mechanisms of a protein activator involved in promoting colorectal cancer, scientists from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey demonstrated that a small GTPase enzyme, known as Rab1A, is a key switch for amino acid signaling – a process that investigators say could play an important role in the development of malignancies and targeted cancer therapy.

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey|23-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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