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Protein Interactions Reveals Cancer Genetic Data

Researchers helped in identifying promising treatment strategies for several cancer types, researchers have now found that it also provides an opportunity to probe the intricacies of protein interactions. By merging cancer functional genetic data with information on protein interactions, scientists can explore protein complexes at massive scale. "Dependency" mapping reveals the genetic adaptations cancer cells make to survive. 

Role of a Protein in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have discovered that a signaling protein elevated in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) plays a much wider role in the disease than previously thought.

The study, which will be published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, raises hopes that current efforts to target this signaling protein could be a successful strategy to treat AML and other blood cancers.

Study Sheds a Light on Gut Microbiome in Colon Cancer

Researchers have identified a correlation between gut microbial composition and microRNA expression in human colorectal cancer, according to a recent study published in the journal mSystems. The study is the first to demonstrate that the interaction between microRNA and the gut microbiome may play a role in colorectal cancer

Key Findings of HTLV-1 and Its Implications

University of Minnesota researchers in the dentistry school-based Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) have made a key discovery that could have important implications for developing a strategy to stop the spread of a highly infectious virus currently spreading among remote areas of central Australia.

Called human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1), infection rates are reportedly exceeding 40% among adults in those communities. HTLV-1, the first human cancer virus discovered, can cause leukemia and lymphoma.

Mortality Cause Known With Aid of Transitional Methods

Improved tools are under development for determining the causes of death in settings where medical examinations or post-mortem autopsies are not routinely conducted. The population-based approach, namely verbal autopsy using standardized interviews, including signs, symptoms, and circumstances leading to death, conducted with the bereaved family, are becoming the best alternative in the more affluent parts of the world.

Hydration Without Over-Drinking, New Study

Proper hydration is one of the most important aspects of the healthy physical activity. Drinking the right amount of fluids before, during and after physical activity is vital to providing your body the fluids it needs to perform properly.

Sports dietitians assist athletes by developing individualized hydration plans that enhance performance in training and competition while minimizing risks for dehydration, over-hydration and heat illness and injury.