Science news: Oct 2013

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Protein called aPKCι offers potential target for some aggressive cancers

Atypical protein kinase C iota levels that are too high or too low can disturb cell polarity and cause cancer, and altering its levels may offer a new strategy for targeting relevant cancers.
25 October 2013

Molecular insights into the ubiquitin system and its association with human diseases

Molecular insights into how ubiquitin plays a role in human disease are hoped to lead to the development of new drugs.
20 October 2013

Bedside sepsis diagnosis could save thousands

A newly discovered biomarker for sepsis, or blood poisoning, has the potential to save thousands of lives worldwide every year by enabling diagnosis within two hours.
17 October 2013

‘DNA tags’ could guide treatment for advanced ovarian cancer

Chemical ‘tags’ on ovarian cancer tumours that could help doctors decide on treatment for women with advanced disease.
15 October 2013

New role for DNA unraveler in preventing brain tumours and other cancers

A molecule previously implicated in DNA repair may play a crucial role in preventing some types of cancer.
10 October 2013

Gene variant linked to prognosis in inflammatory diseases

A gene linked to inflammation that is associated with long-term outcome in patients with Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis could provide new treatment targets.
04 October 2013

Mutated stem cells trigger pituitary tumours in children

A type of pituitary tumour that affects children is formed in a different way than more common tumours, according to new research that is hoped to lead to new treatments.
04 October 2013

Adult pituitary stem cells can generate new hormone-secreting endocrine cells when needed

Researchers have characterised pituitary stem cells in live mice, which could one day be used to treat pituitary hormone deficiencies such as growth hormone deficiency.
03 October 2013