Intestines modify their cellular structure in response to diet

According to researchers from Carnegie Institution for Science, body organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can have lasting impacts on metabolism, as well as cancer susceptibility, Their work used fruit flies, which are currently the most-sensitive experimental system for such detecting diet-induced cellular changes that… Continue reading Intestines modify their cellular structure in response to diet

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New way to target advanced breast cancers

A cytokine signature found in certain kinds of breast cancer cells can not only serve as a diagnostic tool for HER2-negative cancers but also offer an effective treatment target. Research Team led by Karolina Palucka, Professor, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), has collaborated with researchers at The Baylor Institute for Immunology Research to show that IL1b,… Continue reading New way to target advanced breast cancers

New micro-platform reveals cancer cells’ natural behavior

A new cell culture platform allows researchers to observe never-before-seen behaviors of live cancer cells under the microscope, leading to explanations of long-known cancer characteristics. The easy-to-produce platform developed by Hokkaido University researchers offers cancer cells micro-scale attachment sites that elicit never-before-seen behaviors highly relevant to cancer's clinical properties. The observation of these behaviors shed… Continue reading New micro-platform reveals cancer cells’ natural behavior

Organizing Committee Member for the Conference

Biography: Prof. Dr. Panayiotis Zavos is a highly educated and motivated individual. He received his B.S. degree in Biology, his M.S. degree in Biology-Physiology and his Education Specialist in Science degree (Ed.S.) from Emporia State University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Reproductive Physiology (Medicine), Biochemistry and Statistics from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, USA.… Continue reading Organizing Committee Member for the Conference

Anti-inflammatory diet linked to reduced risk of early death

A new study finds that adhering to an anti-inflammatory diet is associated with lower risks of dying from any cause, dying from cardiovascular causes, and dying from cancer. In the study of 68,273 Swedish men and women aged 45 to 83 years who were followed for 16 years, participants who most closely followed an anti-inflammatory… Continue reading Anti-inflammatory diet linked to reduced risk of early death

Decoding robotic surgery skills

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC are looking to technology to help deconstruct expert surgeons' robotic surgery skills so they can create an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of surgeons. Using a data recorder plugged into a robotic surgery system, the team analyzed expert and novice surgeons' movements during… Continue reading Decoding robotic surgery skills

Properties of stem cells that determine cell fate identified

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have identified intrinsic cell properties that influence the fate of neural stem cells, affecting what type of brain cell they will form: neurons, astrocytes, or oligodendrocytes. This discovery could give scientists a new way to predict or control the fate of stem cells, improving their use in transplantation… Continue reading Properties of stem cells that determine cell fate identified