News tagged ‘BasicResearch’ clear
- Dana-Farber scientists have identified a trigger point on a
naturally occurring "death protein" that may lead to designer drugs that
force cancer cells to commit suicide.
- Scientists have for the first time partially reversed age-related
degeneration in mice, using a strategy that might one day treat
conditions such as rare genetic premature aging syndromes.
- A protein that is increased by endurance exercise has been isolated and given to non-exercising mice, in which it turned on genes that promote brain health and encourage the growth of new nerves involved in learning and memory, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.
Tags: BasicResearch, Exercise
- Researchers report that these antibodies have the potential for use in combination with other treatments to prevent or treat certain types of avian and seasonal flu.
- Researchers at Dana-Farber have identified a long-sought "master switch"
in mice for the production of brown fat, a type of adipose tissue that
generates heat and counters obesity caused by overeating.
- Dana-Farber scientists have discovered the mechanism behind thalidomide's cancer-killing properties, which could aid development of safer versions and a new class of cancer drugs.
Tags: BasicResearch, MultipleMyeloma, Lymphoma
- Dana-Farber researchers have engineered mouse and human cells to produce
a natural energy-burning fat that counteracts obesity. If such a
strategy can be developed for use in people, it could open a novel
approach to treating obesity and diabetes.
- By combining the art of origami with the science of nanotechnology,
researchers have created DNA shapes that could be used to deliver drugs
directly to cancer cells.
- The discovery of a connection between seizure resistance and a protein that modifies metabolism in the brain may result in a new treatment for epilepsy that parallels the results of the ketogenic diet, say researchers from Dana-Farber and Harvard Medical School.
- Researchers have isolated a natural hormone from muscle cells that triggers some of the key health benefits of exercise. Irisin, which switches on genes that convert white fat into "good" brown fat, may hold promise as a novel treatment for diabetes, obesity and perhaps other disorders, including cancer.
Tags: BasicResearch, Exercise, Hormones
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