Recent Press Releases

Moffitt researchers discover mechanism leading to BRAF inhibitor resistance in melanoma

TAMPA, Fla. - The development of targeted therapies has significantly improved the survival of melanoma patients over the last decade; however, patients often relapse because many therapies do not...

Stress hormones could undermine breast cancer therapy

Recently, researchers have discovered that the hormone progesterone, an ingredient in contraceptives and menopausal hormone replacement therapies, might stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells...

Cell that replenishes heart muscle found by UT Southwestern researchers

DALLAS - June 22, 2015 - Regenerative medicine researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a cell that replenishes adult heart muscle by using a new cell lineage-tracing technique...

Researchers design placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy

National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a "placenta-on-a-chip" to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The...

Researchers successfully target 'Achilles' heel' of MERS virus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A Purdue University-led team of researchers studying the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have found molecules that shut down the activity of an essential enzyme in...

New agent developed for prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a surface protein that is normally present on healthy prostate cells, but is found at much higher levels on prostate cancer cells. It is barely found in...

Allied-Bristol Life Sciences Licenses Intellectual Property from Harvard University

Allied-Bristol Life Sciences (ABLS) has licensed intellectual property developed in Professor Malcolm Whitman's laboratory at Harvard. The intellectual property includes lead molecules and a...

New knowledge: Parkinson's disease may begin in the gut

A major epidemiological registry-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital indicates that Parkinson's disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract; the study is the...

Research may provide new targets for inflammatory bowel diseases therapies

Modifying the small white blood cells that protect against disease might help treat immune disorders, according to a study1 published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the...

Existing drug used in transplants causes older rats to lose weight

Published: Jun 15, 2015 By: Doug Bennett Category: University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Department of...

Human Cell Models Accelerate Research into Brown Fat

Greater ability to study how fat cells develop will aid basic studies and discovery of drugs for obesity and diabetes BOSTON – (June 16, 2015) – Since the 2009 discovery that...

Study links gene to aggressive form of brain cancer

Scientists have identified a gene mutation linked to the development of an aggressive form of brain cancer. Researchers found that errors in a gene known as TCF12 - which plays a key role in the...

Setting the circadian clock

The first successful transplant of a circadian rhythm into a naturally non-circadian species could lead to precisely timed release of drugs and other innovative therapeutic applications (BOSTON) -...

Protein plays key role in spread of breast cancer

For breast cancer to be fatal, the tumour has to send out metastases to other parts of the body. The cancer cells are spread via the blood vessels, and a research team at Lund University in Sweden...

Scripps Florida scientists identify a potential new treatment for osteoporosis

JUPITER, FL, June 12, 2015 - Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a new therapeutic approach that, while still preliminary, could promote the...

Lean despite many calories

Metabolism experts are increasingly convinced that obesity and many of the pathogenic changes it entails, such as Metabolic Syndrome and type 2 diabetes, are a result of chronic inflammatory...

Early intensive intervention improves outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder

New study published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Washington D.C., June 10, 2015 - A recent study published in the July 2015 issue of the Journal of the...

Autophagy defect causes loss of muscle in aging

Unbalanced p62/SQSTM1 and LC3 expression in sarcopenic muscle of mice Sarcopenia is the aging-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Preventing sarcopenia is important for maintaining a...

Breast cancer study raises hope of therapy to stop tumor spread

Scientists have discovered a trigger that allows breast cancer cells to spread to the lungs. They have found that blocking the signals in mice with breast cancer greatly reduces the number of...

Researchers uncover how a faulty gene can trigger fatal heart condition

Dangerous heart rhythms called arrhythmias, often caused by undiagnosed heart conditions, can cause sudden cardiac arrests that take the lives of seemingly healthy young men and women including...