DNA chip offers big possibilities in cell studies
Aug 25, 2016
A UT Dallas physicist has developed a novel technology that not only sheds light on basic cell biology, but also could aid in the development of more effective cancer treatments or early diagnosis of disease.
Israeli scientists say they can block melanoma spread
Aug 23, 2016
Israeli scientists have uncovered how the most severe form of skin cancer spreads to other organs in a discovery that could revolutionise treatment of the disease, they said Tuesday.
Nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behaviour of stem and cancer cells
Aug 23, 2016
Novel scaffolds are shown enabling cells to behave in a different but controlled way in vitro due to the presence of aligned, self-assembled ceramic nanofibers of an ultra-high anisotropy ratio augmented into graphene shells.
How cell nuclei squeeze into tight spaces
Aug 22, 2016
As cells move throughout our bodies, they often have to squeeze through tight nooks and crannies in their environment, reliably springing back to their original shape. The structures involved in this process are still a mystery, ...
Creating a molecular snapshot of the way proteins interact could help development of new cancer drugs
Aug 22, 2016
When new cancer cells break free of their original tumor, they travel the blood system and land in distant organs to kindle new tumors. It's these new cancer settlements, through a process called metastasis, that are often ...
New technologies show how cancer cells protect chromosomes from decay
Aug 18, 2016
As the rope of a chromosomes replicates, it frays at the ends. No problem: A chromosome's ends have extra twine so that fraying doesn't reach into the body of the rope where the important information resides. This extra twine ...
Blocking a human branched DNA enzyme offers new ways of targeting a crucial enzyme family for cancer
Aug 17, 2016
An international team of scientists has discovered how compounds block flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) - a crucial enzyme class in the DNA damage response and potential target for cancer treatment.
Researchers discover the hidden potential of disordered proteins
Aug 16, 2016
Prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's...these three diseases are associated with proteins that share a common feature, namely disordered regions that have no apparent rigid three-dimensional structure. In spite of the ...
Cancer-causing chemical in drinking water traced to fire-fighting foam
Aug 10, 2016
Fire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation's military bases, airports and industrial sites, according to a new study by UC Berkeley and Harvard ...
New cancer nanomedicine reduces pancreatic tumour growth
Aug 08, 2016
Australian cancer researchers have developed a highly promising nanomedicine that could improve treatment for pancreatic cancer – the most deadly cancer in Australia.