McALLEN, Texas — Edgar carries a red folder bulging with paperwork, bills and medical records. Before his lung cancer diagnosis in September, he had about $11,000, he said, money he was saving to purchase a used truck and to pay an immigration attorney to pursue legal residency. By February, it was gone, and Edgar was […]Continue Reading ...
Killer T cells surround a cancer cell. Credit: NIH Oral cancer is known for its high mortality rate in developing countries, but an international team of scientists hope its latest discovery will change that. Researchers from the University of Otago and the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, have discovered epigenetic markers that are distinctly different […]Continue Reading ...
Intermediate magnification micrograph of a low malignant potential (LMP) mucinous ovarian tumour. H&E stain. The micrograph shows: Simple mucinous epithelium (right) and mucinous epithelium that pseudo-stratifies (left – diagnostic of a LMP tumour). Epithelium in a frond-like architecture is seen at the top of image. Credit: Nephron /Wikipedia. CC BY-SA 3.0 Fewer than a quarter […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Immunotherapy, using the body’s own immune system to target and destroy cancer cells, is one of the most promising frontiers in cancer research, but many patients do not respond to the therapies for reasons not fully understood. Scientists at the Yale Systems Biology Institute have taken a step closer to understanding […]Continue Reading ...
Three-dimensional culture of human breast cancer cells, with DNA stained blue and a protein in the cell surface membrane stained green. Image created in 2014 by Tom Misteli, Ph.D., and Karen Meaburn, Ph.D. at the NIH IRP. Researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found preliminary evidence that measuring byproducts of […]Continue Reading ...
Clumps of dandelions have popped up in your yard, so you reach for a bottle of Roundup, the popular weed killer. It is known for being very effective, but its main ingredient, glyphosate, is getting a lot of attention because of lawsuits alleging links to cancer. Last week, a federal jury ordered Monsanto, the maker […]Continue Reading ...
Mouse liver with non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis (NASH), platelets are stained brown. Magnification (immunofluroescence): Platelets (yellow) interact with Kupffer cells (green). The liver vessels are stained white, T lymphocytes red, nuclei of hepatocytes blue. Credit: M. Heikenwälder/DKFZ Blood platelets that interact with liver cells and immune cells play a major role in the development of fatty liver disease, […]Continue Reading ...
Pancreatic cancer cells (blue) growing as a sphere encased in membranes (red). Credit: National Cancer Institute For some cancers, initial treatment with chemotherapy brings positive, but only temporary, results: tumors shrink, but then rebound as the cancer becomes drug-resistant. This pattern of remission-resistance-relapse is particularly true for pancreatic cancer, an aggressive disease in which early […]Continue Reading ...
Lung cancer cells under a microscope. Credit: LRI EM Unit Charles Darwin is a founding father of evolution, describing how from simple beginnings “endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful” arise. But while his theory describes the origin of species, it doesn’t just apply to animals and plants. It’s also true of cancer. Like creatures […]Continue Reading ...
Representation of part of the protein produced by the DLST gene. The specific mutation, shown in red, has been demonstrated by the researchers to be directly linked to the development of paragangliomas/pheochromocytomas. This mutation affects an amino acid located next to another one (marked in blue) that has great importance for the normal function of […]Continue Reading ...
Top row (l-r) Drs. Hao Zhu and Tao WangBottom row (l-r) Dr. Min Zhu and graduate students Tianshi Lu and Joyce Jia. Credit: UT Southwestern Researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have identified genetic mutations that accumulate in the adult liver that can promote regeneration in the context of […]Continue Reading ...
Melanoma in skin biopsy with H&E stain — this case may represent superficial spreading melanoma. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Researchers have identified a biomarker and a possible new therapy for melanoma. Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is a protein that plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of the melanocyte (cells that make melanin) lineage, differentiation […]Continue Reading ...
Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have shown that immunotherapy treatments against cancer could reduce the amount of virus that persists in people on triple therapy. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, they show, in the cells of people […]Continue Reading ...
RNA transcribed from genes that seem not to code for anything may play an important role in regulating cancer, a new study suggests. A number of these noncoding RNA fragments lie next to known cancer genes, the study found. Understanding how they interact with those cancer genes could open new avenues to understanding cancer’s behavior […]Continue Reading ...
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