Overabundance of protein expands breast cancer stem cells

HOUSTON – An essential protein for normal stem cell renewal also promotes the growth of breast cancer stem cells when it’s overproduced in those cells, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the February editi…

Stress accelerates breast cancer progression in mice

Chronic stress acts as a sort of fertilizer that feeds breast cancer progression, significantly accelerating the spread of disease in animal models, researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found.
Researchers discovered that…

Medication may slow progression of Alzheimer disease

A medication used to treat the symptoms of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease may actually do more – it may be able to delay progression of the disorder, according to a study conducted at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The study, which appears in the June issue of Archives of Neurology, enabled researchers to evaluate a change in cognition observed in patients who prematurely discontinued treatment with placebo or Exelon ? (rivastigmine tartrate), a medication prescribed for many patients.

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