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Cancer stem cells: enzyme interplay for a specific target decay

An increase in the incidence and mortality rate of cancer has been noted worldwide, especially for lung cancer. Many patients with lung carcinoma harbor mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and initially show a […]

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Colon cancer: why it dropped with age, while stems up with youth?

As cancer death rates drop overall, doctors have noted a frightening anomaly: deaths from colorectal cancer in people under 55 appear to be creeping up. According to the American Cancer Society, deaths in this younger […]

Microbiota intestinale: come previene il tumore del colon
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Microbiota: western diet and gut bacteria trying to keep the balance

Diet appears to be a major factor that influences the composition of the human gut microbiota. Dietary proteins are first digested in the small intestine by human digestive enzymes, but about 10–12% reach the large […]

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 […]