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The image shows a human colon polyp with immunohistochemistry staining for DIA2, a biomarker which specifically marks the human adenomas in early stages and adjacent normal tissue. © Henner Farin

Colon cancer: Different Wnt signaling pathways lead colon cells astray

Inherited gene mutations that increase the risk of colon cancer can be passed through families, but these inherited genes are linked to only a...
Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a phosphonate, which acts by inhibiting the plant enzyme...
Researchers at their lab in Madurai Kamaraj University

New technique may help quicken production of blood cancer drug

Researchers at Madurai Kamaraj University have developed a technique that promises to quicken the process of production of L-asparaginase, an enzyme used in the...
A new model by Rice University researchers details a direct connection between gene expression and metabolism and how cancer cells take advantage of it to adapt to hostile environments, a process known as metabolic plasticity. Illustration by Dongya Jia

Cancer cells’ plasticity makes them harder to stop

Metabolic plasticity enables cancer cells to switch their metabolism phenotypes between glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) during tumorigenesis and metastasis. However, it is still...
Breast cancer cell Credit: Anne Weston, Francis Crick Institute

Most comprehensive way yet to predict breast cancer risk

Cambridge scientists have come up with a comprehensive method to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer. They combined information on family history and other...
Suicide risk increases significantly following a cancer diagnosis

Suicide risk increases significantly following a cancer diagnosis

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. This incidence is higher among the cancer patients than in the general population. A new...
Researchers at SLAC and Stanford are developing new accelerator-based technology that aims to speed up cancer radiation therapy by hundreds of times and make related medical devices more compact. The approach could reduce side effects in patients and possibly make radiation therapy more accessible around the world. CREDIT Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University are developing a new accelerator-based technology that could reduce the side effects...
Scientists look to mathematics to make cancer treatment more effective

Scientists look to mathematics to make cancer treatment more effective

Scientists at the Pune-based National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed a mathematical model that promises to...
blood cells, cells interaction

New method identifies how drugs attack bad cells

A team of scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has demonstrated a new method to target specific proteins, protein family and especially protein-to-protein...

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