Drug’s impact on amino acid transporter may offer non-small cell lung cancer patients new hope

An amino acid transporter named xCT may affect the growth and progression of non-small cell lung cancer, a discovery that may predict the five-year survival rate of patients suffering from this cancer, now at 16 percent, researchers at Georgia State University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have concluded. The team, led by Xiangming Ji of […]

Improved immunity against reinfections

For years, researchers have had an established viewpoint of the function of a unique protein in the body called purinergic receptor P2RX7 that triggers the innate immune response. It was considered a “bad thing” and therefore blocked. Now, University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a connection between the body’s memory cells and this protein, influencing […]