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Mechanism That Converts White Fat to Brown Identified


An international team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet have, in experiments on mice, pinpointed a mechanism for the conversion of energy-storing white fat into energy-expending brown fat. The study is published in the Journal of...
5-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Detect a Loophole in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment


A team of researchers in Italy and Austria has determined that a drug approved to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may be less effective in a particular subset of patients. The study, which will be published January 4 in the Journal of...
2-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Reveals How the Midshipman Fish Sustains Its Hour-Long Mating Call


Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered how the Pacific midshipman fish can hum continuously for up to an hour in order to attract potential mates. The study, which is featured on the cover of the January 2018 issue of the...
2-Jan-2018 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Map Molecular Interaction That Prevents Aggressive Breast Cancer


Researchers in Italy have discovered how specific versions of a protein called Numb protect the key tumor suppressor p53 from destruction. The study, which will be published December 21 in the Journal of Cell Biology, suggests that the loss of these...
18-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Epigenetic Orchestrator of Pancreatic Cancer Cells


Genentech researchers have identified an enzyme that shifts pancreatic cancer cells to a more aggressive, drug-resistant state by epigenetically modifying the cells’ chromatin. The study, which will be published December 11 in the Journal of Cell...
6-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Cancer Therapy’s Double-Edged Sword... And How to Blunt It


Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Systems Biology have discovered that the remains of tumor cells killed by chemotherapy or other cancer treatments can actually stimulate tumor growth by inducing an inflammatory reaction....
27-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Point Way to Improved Stem Cell Transplantation Therapies


Researchers in Germany have demonstrated that hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants can be improved by treatments that temporarily prevent the stem cells from dying. The approach, which is described in a paper to be published September 7 in...
30-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Zika Virus Could Be Used to Treat Brain Cancer Patients, Study Suggests


Recent outbreaks of Zika virus have revealed that the virus causes brain defects in unborn children. But in a study to be published September 5 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St....
29-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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