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Study: Fat cells play key role in dangerous transformation of melanoma

Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Carmit Levy and Dr. Tamar Golan of the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU’s Sackler School of Medicine, have discovered that fat cells are involved in the transformation that melanoma

Study finds key metabolic changes in patients with chemotherapy-associated cardiotoxicity

More and more patients are being treated successfully for cancer. However, some cancer treatments that are very effective for breast cancer—medications like anthracyclines and trastuzumab—can cause heart dysfunction and lead to heart failure. Heart-related side effects can limit the amount

New study identifies key characteristics of people who internalize weight bias

Weight bias is a common form of prejudice against people who are viewed as having excess weight. Some individuals who struggle with weight may internalize the stigma directed toward them, blaming and devaluing themselves because of their weight. While it’s

The voice is key to making sense of the words in our brain

Scientists at the Basque research center BCBL conclude that the voice is fundamental for mentally presenting the meaning of words in the brain. This finding implies a greater knowledge about how sound waves bring additional information to words. For years,

Targeting a key protein may keep ovarian cancer cells from spreading

Preventing a protein from doing its job may keep a certain type of ovarian cancer cell from growing and dividing uncontrollably in the lab, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine. In a study with cell

Immune system effectiveness appears key to antibiotic success against persistent bacteria

Mathematical modeling suggests that the rate at which a patient’s immune system clears slow-growing variants of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria is a key determinant of whether antibiotics can cure the infection. Tsuyoshi Mikkaichi and Alexander Hoffmann of the University