FAU researchers discover key factor for early metastases in pancreatic cancer
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  April 19, 2017  
  Endocrinology  
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 FAU researchers discover key factor for early metastases in pancreatic cancerFAU researchers discover key factor for early metastases in pancreatic cancer
 
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive tumour types because it starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late. This leads to a high patient mortality rate. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have now discovered why pancreatic cancer and other malignant types of tumours can disseminate so rapidly.
 
 
 Thyroid cancer patients with bone metastases have worse survival, study findsThyroid cancer patients with bone metastases have worse survival, study finds
 
When cancer metastases, bone unwittingly offers a friendly place for tumor cell growth--only to have its hospitality betrayed by pathologic fractures, spinal cord compression, the need for bone surgery or irradiation, and an increased risk of death.
 
   New study reveals sympathetic nervous system as main driver of thermogenesisNew study reveals sympathetic nervous system as main driver of thermogenesis
 
A new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai provides important insights into how the body regulates its production of heat, a process known as thermogenesis that is currently intensely studied as a target of diabetes and obesity treatment in humans.
 
   Scientists discover how insulin-producing cells show differences in ageScientists discover how insulin-producing cells show differences in age
 
Diabetes researchers have puzzled for decades about why insulin-producing beta cells in one pancreatic islet often look and behave quite differently than their counterparts in the same islet or in nearby islets.
 
 Scientists discover potential trigger for MDS in children with rare genetic disorder
 
Scientists discover potential trigger for MDS in children with rare genetic disorderMyelodysplastic syndrome is an umbrella term used to describe disorders characterized by the bone marrow's inability to produce normal blood cells.
 
 
 History of Sleep
 
History of SleepBy Liji Thomas, MD Ancient Indian sages, Egyptians and Greeks, and Romans, have all described sleep in various ways, including naming the gods who brought dreams to sleepers. It was also well known that many people experienced sleep in two shifts, with an hour or three of intervening wakefulness, when one could have quiet time alone or visit one’s neighbors, or complete some task.