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Metabokilling resistant leukemia: the old avenue with its alleys has not be forgotten after all

Leukemia is a group of blood cancers that results in excess amounts of white blood cells. There are both chronic forms of leukemia that...

Exploiting leukemia stem cells’ hunger for aminoacids: old notions get new dresses

Most of animal cells rip apart sugar to release energy. Sometimes they rip apart fats, and in special circumstances, cells can even metabolize proteins....

Does bone stem its shape from the marrow? So it would seem, but it’s a “fatty” matter

Healthy bone maintenance is a balance between osteoblasts, which secrete the materials necessary to form new bone, and osteoclasts, which absorb old bone material...

Colon cancer: why does it drops 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...

Muscle renewal: satellite cells need to “hold the breath” in order to regenerate

Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have discovered that the muscle regeneration promoted by aerobic exercise is mediated by changes...

Toxic platforms to hit cancer at the core: diphteria gives the example by breaking decay

A group of researchers from University of Toronto Engineering and SickKids Hospital have developed a new way to deliver molecules that target specific genes...

No pain no gain: the old formula for muscle stem regeneration does not lie

Exercise is known to reduce the risk of a wide variety of age-related problems, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and perhaps even Alzheimer's disease, according...

To enhance or not to enhance: nuclear translocation of trRAFfic happens AT RApid pace

All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), a retinoid metabolite of vitamin A, regulates gene expression in a number of physiological processes, including embryogenesis, vision, growth, skin...

Growing muscle out of dogmas: all stem cells are not alike for rules

Out-of-the-ordinary activities such as climbing lots of steps or even normal exercise can put significant strain on muscles. Such activities cause tiny tears in...

Pediatric cancers get understanding: stemness in not a miR-acle if the inhibitor gets by

Embryonal central nervous system tumors such as medulloblastomas and atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors are the most common brain cancers in the childhood. These tumors correspond...

Brain plasticity: starvation is a stress and stem cells meet higher energy requirements

We all know that food is essential to healthy development of the brain and body, especially in the earliest stages of life. But exactly...

Sonic (H)edge-hog brain malignancy: exploring signaling cell by cell to unhinge resistance

One of the most common brain cancers in children, Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) medulloblastoma, also is one of the more survivable for most kids. Unfortunately,...

The cancer dice is cast: youth stay fruitful, aging comes for reaping

The evidence against the traditional model of oncogenesis gets curiouser and curiouser. The saying "God doesn't play dice" is meant to suggest that nothing...

Heart MIRs in outer space: the answer stems from the marrow

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers now report that exosomes are key to the SOS signal that the heart muscle sends out after a...

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...

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