Body’s natural signal carriers can help melanoma spread

A new study from Finland sheds fresh light on how melanoma cells interact with other cells via extracellular vesicles they secrete. The researchers found that extracellular vesicles secreted by melanoma cells use the so-called hedgehog signaling pathway to intensify the malignant properties of the cells they are targeting. The discovery can help in the development of better treatment and diagnostics […]

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Betrayed by bile: bile acids help norovirus sneak into cells

A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that human noroviruses, the leading viral cause of foodborne illness and acute diarrhea around the world, infect cells of the small intestine by piggybacking on a normal cellular process called endocytosis that cells use to acquire materials […]

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Mechanisms help pancreatic cancer cells avert starvation

A new study reveals the mechanism that helps pancreatic cancer cells avoid starvation within dense tumors by hijacking a process that pulls nutrients in from their surroundings. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the study explains how changes in the gene RAS—known to encourage the abnormal growth seen in 90 percent of pancreatic cancer patients—also accelerate a […]

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Help cystic fibrosis sufferers survive the dangers of winter

While families across Britain look forward to the festive period, CF sufferers – whose lungs are clogged with mucus – are at their most vulnerable to infections.  The Daily Express today unveils the latest chapter of our Christmas crusade for the CF Trust.  This year we stood shoulder to shoulder with campaigners in our fight to see US wonder drugs […]

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Best supplements for sleep: Taking this supplement could aid sleep loss

Sleep loss is a common complaint in the UK, with more than one in three people struggling to get enough of it. Although the causes of sleep deprivation can be complex and wide-ranging, the unrelenting pace of modern living is often to blame. Luckily, you do not have to make drastic changes to your lifestyle to fix the problem, as […]

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Best supplements for sleep: Taking this supplement could aid sleep loss

Sleep loss is a common complaint in the UK, with more than one in three people struggling to get enough of it. Although the causes of sleep deprivation can be complex and wide-ranging, the unrelenting pace of modern living is often to blame. Luckily, you do not have to make drastic changes to your lifestyle to fix the problem, as […]

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Breast milk could help prevent heart disease caused by premature birth

Early use of breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to a paper led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the Rotunda Hospital. The review article, published in the journal Pediatric Research, was written in collaboration with researchers from Harvard Medical School, University of Oxford and […]

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Stomach ache and colic in babies: These home remedies help

Colic can be a burden on babies and parents. Because in most cases, it is unclear where the complaints come, the treatment is difficult, and many parents are resorting to home remedies and alternative therapies. Some of them are of a new Review that is helpful while others are ineffective. An analysis of 16 studies for the treatment of infants […]

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