News articles tagged with "cancer"

05/21/2013 09:58:03
Katie Neith
A team of researchers led by biologists at Caltech has found that, in mouse models, the molecule microRNA-146a (miR-146a) acts as a critical regulator and protector of blood-forming stem cells during chronic inflammation, suggesting that a deficiency of miR-146a may be one important cause of blood cancers and bone marrow failure.
09/27/1999 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Researchers have discovered that one type of drug used for human heart disease can inhibit the growth of skin cancer cells.

04/28/1999 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Caltech biologists have determined the three-dimensional structure of a protein that causes wasting in cancer and AIDS patients. The discovery could lead to new strategies for controlling weight loss in patients with devastating illnesses-and conversely, perhaps new strategies for fighting obesity.

08/28/1998 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Biologists at MIT and Caltech have uncovered the chemical details of a mechanism that cells use to commit suicide. The work appears in the August 28 issue of the journal Science. Mechanism of cell suicide determined by Caltech, MIT researchers

05/29/1998 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

An unsuspected but fundamental genetic rule governing the formation of the cardiovascular system has been uncovered by biologists at the California Institute of Technology. The discovery could influence the development of therapies for both cardiovascular disease and cancer.

08/24/1995 07:00:00
John Avery
A team of biologists has found a striking similarity between a protein found in roundworms and a common but puzzling protein in humans that is sometimes involved in the growth of cancer. This link, reported in the August 25 issue of the journal Science, will help scientists who study human cancer genes direct their research in more promising directions.
 
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