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Apoptosis is programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
Melbourne researchers find link between necroptosis and inflammatory disease

Melbourne researchers find link between necroptosis and inflammatory disease

A team of Melbourne researchers has shown a recently discovered type of cell death called necroptosis could be the underlying cause of inflammatory disease. [More]
Study of rare childhood neurodegenerative diseases identifies new source of DNA damage

Study of rare childhood neurodegenerative diseases identifies new source of DNA damage

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists studying two rare, inherited childhood neurodegenerative disorders have identified a new, possibly common source of DNA damage that may play a role in other neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and aging. [More]
McGill research finds unexpected link between cell suicide and longevity

McGill research finds unexpected link between cell suicide and longevity

What is the secret to aging more slowly and living longer? Not antioxidants, apparently. [More]
TAG-1 induces apoptosis-related gene expression without triggering apoptosis in glioma cells

TAG-1 induces apoptosis-related gene expression without triggering apoptosis in glioma cells

A recent study reported by Haigang Chang and co-workers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical University in China verified the effects of transient axonal glycoprotein-1 (TAG-1) on cell viability and p53, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and amyloid precursor protein (APP) intracellular C-terminal domain (AICD) expression in U251 glioma cells. [More]
RAAV/ABAD-DP-6His generates fusion peptide that protects PC12 cells from oxidative stress injury

RAAV/ABAD-DP-6His generates fusion peptide that protects PC12 cells from oxidative stress injury

The effects of Amyloid beta (Aβ)-Aβ-binding alcohol dehydrogenase (ABAD) may exacerbate Alzheimer's disease pathology. [More]
New study explores how bacterial pathogen Yersinia tries to outsmart immune cell responses

New study explores how bacterial pathogen Yersinia tries to outsmart immune cell responses

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. [More]
Can-Fite BioPharma submits study protocol to FDA for CF102 Phase II trial for advanced liver cancer

Can-Fite BioPharma submits study protocol to FDA for CF102 Phase II trial for advanced liver cancer

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today that it has submitted a study protocol to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Phase II clinical trial of CF102 for the treatment of advanced liver cancer. [More]
AGA Research Foundation announces 2014 AGA Research Scholars

AGA Research Foundation announces 2014 AGA Research Scholars

The American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 AGA Research Scholars. The AGA Research Scholar Awards program, launched in 1984, enables young investigators to develop independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases. This year, the AGA Research Scholar Awards fund an additional year allowing for three consecutive years of funding. [More]
Researchers uncover Noxa and MCL-1 as potential targets for small cell lung cancers therapies

Researchers uncover Noxa and MCL-1 as potential targets for small cell lung cancers therapies

Approximately 15 percent of all lung cancers are small cell lung cancers (SCLC), which grow rapidly and often develop resistance to chemotherapy. However, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center have revealed new insights into the mechanisms leading to this resistance that may lead to improved therapies. [More]
Can-Fite BioPharma signs agreement with Smart Assays to develop A3AR predictive biomarker kit

Can-Fite BioPharma signs agreement with Smart Assays to develop A3AR predictive biomarker kit

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today it has signed an agreement with Smart Assays to develop a commercial biomarker blood test kit for the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR). [More]
FDA and EC grant Orphan Drug Designation to Boehringer’s volasertib for acute myeloid leukemia

FDA and EC grant Orphan Drug Designation to Boehringer’s volasertib for acute myeloid leukemia

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Commission (EC) have granted Orphan Drug Designation to volasertib for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). [More]
Highly advanced imaging method helps to monitor rapid changes in glutathione redox potentials in live cells

Highly advanced imaging method helps to monitor rapid changes in glutathione redox potentials in live cells

In the April issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine a multidisciplinary research team led by Drs. Rex Gaskins and Paul Kenis in the Institute of Genomic Biology (IGB) on the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign describe their recent work on subcellular redox homeostasis. [More]
Boehringer grants volasertib 'orphan drug designation' for treatment of patients with AML

Boehringer grants volasertib 'orphan drug designation' for treatment of patients with AML

Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Commission have granted volasertib* 'orphan drug designation' for the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). [More]
Researchers identify mechanism that explains reason for persistence of hepatitis C virus

Researchers identify mechanism that explains reason for persistence of hepatitis C virus

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long. [More]
Effects of PectaSol-C modified citrus pectin in prostate cancer patients to be studied in phase III trial

Effects of PectaSol-C modified citrus pectin in prostate cancer patients to be studied in phase III trial

A phase III clinical trial conducted at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar-Saba, Israel is now recruiting participants to study the effects of dietary supplement PectaSol-C modified citrus pectin (MCP) in controlling prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in prostate cancer patients. [More]
New study identifies potential target for colorectal cancer treatment

New study identifies potential target for colorectal cancer treatment

A new study identifies a molecule that is a probable driving force in colorectal cancer and suggests that the molecule could be an important target for colorectal cancer treatment and a valuable biomarker of tumor progression. [More]
Scientists discover how bacterium Y. pestis overwhelms lungs to cause pneumonic plague

Scientists discover how bacterium Y. pestis overwhelms lungs to cause pneumonic plague

​Northwestern Medicine scientists are continuing to unravel the molecular changes that underlie one of the world's deadliest and most infamous respiratory infections. [More]
miRNA expression and inhibition: an interview with Maja Petkovic, AMSBIO

miRNA expression and inhibition: an interview with Maja Petkovic, AMSBIO

RNA interference is a process in which RNA molecules inhibit gene expression. This gene silencing process is controlled by RNA-induced silencing complex or RISC and is initiated by small duplex RNA molecules or miRNA that is present inside cell plasma. [More]
Too much of c-FLIPR protein can trigger autoimmune diseases

Too much of c-FLIPR protein can trigger autoimmune diseases

So-called c-FLIP proteins inhibit signaling cascades that can lead to apoptosis. This is important temporarily in the response to pathogens to ensure that lymphocytes, a type of immune cells, can proliferate sufficiently. [More]
Angelica sinensis polysaccharides alleviate neuronal cell injury caused by oxidative stress

Angelica sinensis polysaccharides alleviate neuronal cell injury caused by oxidative stress

According to traditional Chinese medicine, the roles of Angelica sinensis correlate with tonifying the blood and promoting its circulation. Recent studies have shown that extracts of Angelica sinensis have antioxidative and neuroprotective effects. [More]