How fat tissue shunts energy to tumors

Obesity is the second-leading preventable cause of cancer and represents one of the greatest threats to global human health. But it has not been clear exactly how whole-body metabolism affects tumor formation. In particular, the molecular mechanisms by which fat cells communicate with tumor tissue remain poorly understood. Sanford Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) researchers […]

An advance for precision medicine

Of the 37 trillion cells in the typical human body, the ability to distinguish one type of cell from another isn’t as straightforward as you may think. OHSU scientists have for the first time developed a method to quickly and efficiently recognize the subtypes of cells within the body. Led by researchers in the lab […]

Health Highlights: April 9, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Opioid Painkiller Hashtags Blocked on Instagram Hashtags using the names of prescription opioids have been blocked on Instagam, which is owned by Facebook. The action against hashtags such as #fentanyl, #oxycontin, #opioids came just days after U.S. Food […]

Oxidative stress due to lack of tumor suppressor gene promotes cancer progression, study shows

April 9, 2018 Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore have identified that RUNX3, a tumour suppressor gene absent in many cancer types, acts as a barrier against oxidative stress in cancer cells. Consequently, cancer cells that do not possess this gene are more susceptible to […]

Health Tip: Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

— Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, trailing only lung cancer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Some 140,000 Americans get colorectal cancer each year, resulting in more than 50,000 deaths, the agency says. Your risk of developing colorectal cancer increases as you get older. […]