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Mechanism identified behind enzyme involved in liver and other human cancers

Anne Li To understand what has gone wrong when cancer occurs and to create new possibilities for treatment, it is important to understand the molecular mechanisms behind what is happening at the cellular level. New…

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Common virus may help inform treatment planning for stem cell transplant patients

Anne Li Most healthy people barely notice infection with the human cytomegalovirus (hCMV), a form of the herpes virus that has evolved with humans over thousands of years and usually lays dormant in the body…

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Molecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasound

Anne Li Areas of hypoxia, or low oxygen in tissue, are hallmarks of fast-growing cancers and of blockages or narrowing in blood vessels, such as stroke or peripheral artery disease. Researchers have developed a way…

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Cold discomfort: Increasing cancer rates and adaptation of living in extreme environments

Anne Li It is well known that cancer incidence is increasing worldwide, with pockets of human populations and geographical locations seemingly at higher risk than others. Researcher Konstantinos Voskarides, Ph.D., of the Univesity of Cyrpus’…

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Anti-aging protein could be targeted to rejuvenate immune cells

Anne Li An anti-aging protein called SIRT1, commonly known for being activated by red wine, has been shown to protect against age-related diseases, such as cancer, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular disease. A study now reveals that…

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