Lung cancer needs lactate to grow: protease is the gatekeeper
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Lung cancer needs lactate to grow: protease is the gatekeeper

UT Southwestern researchers have found that an enzyme on the surface of some lung cancer cells helps feed the cancer, making it a tempting treatment target. The enzyme, transmembrane serine protease 11B (TMPRSS11B) is described […]

Occult blood: differences between prevention and necessity for therapy
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Occult blood: differences between prevention and necessity for therapy

Faecal occult blood test (FOBT) screening has been shown to decrease the incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer. Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) reduces CRC mortality; many countries have implemented population-based CRC screening programmes and […]

OGG1: as
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OGG1: as genome “greasemonkey” and inflammatory “mailman”

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the […]

Mutations: not just in overt cancer
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Mutations: not just in overt cancer, the hotspot lights up earlier

  Mutations in healthy tissue are known as somatic mutations. As people age, mutations in their DNA slowly build up.  Because cancer is the result of an accumulation of genetic mutations, understanding how these add up over […]

Drug-induced lung troubles: hidden, delayed but real 1
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Drug-induced lung troubles: hidden, delayed but real

Sometimes, drugs that treat one health problem can, in time, lead to another. This is the case for many common medications that may contribute to the development of lung disease.  A new systematic review has […]

Come le emozioni influenzano il cancro: il primo studio sistematico
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How emotions directly and indirectly influence cancer: the first systematic study

“The relationship between a person’s emotional state and cancer has been demonstrated in the past, but mainly in relation to negative feelings such as stress and depression and without a physiological map of the mechanism […]

La "pallottola d'argento" per i tumori: adesso è da prendere alla lettera
Ricerca & Salute

Silver bullets for cancers: now it’s time to believe it “on the word”

Apart from the fiction related to werewolves, there has always been talk of finding a “silver bullet” to kill tumors, as declared by the researcher Domagk about a century ago. Perhaps time has proved him […]

Biological properties of milk: beyond the usual calcium
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Biological properties of milk: beyond the “boring” calcium…

Milk is the first food for man and, for its nutritional characteristics (including those of its derivatives), it is confirmed as one of the fundamental products for human nutrition in all ages. There are various […]

Alfa-fetoproteina: molto più di un marker da dosare
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Alpha-fetoprotein: much more than a simple blood or cancer marker

Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a well-known tumor marker and its production has been shown to correlate with the development of liver carcinoma, embryonal carcinoma, yolk sac tumors, teratocarcinoma, some testicular and ovarian tumors and hepatoblastoma. One […]

Microbiota intestinale: come previene il tumore del colon
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Gut microbiota: how it could directly prevent colorectal cancer

New research, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows how our diet affects bacteria in our gut, which, in turn, can alter the behavior of our genes and the risk of cancer. The good bacteria […]