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Breast Cancer Growth Signals Are Enhanced by a Protein Outside Cells

New research uncovers how a sticky protein called fibronectin promotes the activity of estrogen in breast cancer cells. The study, “Fibronectin rescues estrogen receptor α from lysosomal degradation in breast cancer cells,” will be published...
28-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify Brain Cells Responsible for Removing Damaged Neurons After Injury

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered that microglia, specialized immune cells in the brain, play a key role in clearing dead material after brain injury. The study, which will be published June 25 in the...
19-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Uncover New Target to Stop Cancer Growth

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered that a protein called Munc13-4 helps cancer cells secrete large numbers of exosomes—tiny, membrane-bound packages containing proteins and RNAs that stimulate tumor progression. The...
18-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Breast Cancer Could Be Prevented by Targeting Epigenetic Proteins, Study Suggests

Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that epigenetic proteins promote the proliferation of mammary gland stem cells in response to the sex hormone progesterone. The study, which will be published June 19 in...
12-Jun-2018 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cells can trap viruses in protein cage to stop their spread, study reveals

Researchers at The Francis Crick Institute in London have discovered that cells can trap viruses in a protein cage to stop them from spreading to neighboring cells. The study, which will be published June 19 in the Journal of Cell Biology, reveals...
13-Jun-2018 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cardiomyopathy Mutation Reduces Heart’s Ability to Vary Pumping Force, Study Reveals

Researchers from Washington State University have discovered how a genetic mutation linked to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy disrupts the heart’s normal function. The study, which will be published May 18 in the Journal of General Physiology, reveals...
14-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Single Surface Protein Boosts Multiple Oncogenic Pathways in Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Study Reveals

Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have discovered that a signaling protein elevated in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) plays a much wider role in the disease than previously thought. The study, which...
14-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cell Type Switch Helps Colon Cancer Evade Treatment, Study Suggests

Researchers in Germany have discovered that colon cancers are often resistant to existing drug treatments because they are composed of two different cell types that can replace each other when one cell type is killed. The study, which will be...
9-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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