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Plant extract fights brain tumor

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Scientists around G�nter Stalla, endocrinologist at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, now discovered in cell cultures, animal models and human tumour tissue that a harmless plant extract can be applied to treat Cushing Disease. “Silibinin is the major active constituent of milk thistle seeds. It has an outstanding safety profile in humans and is already used for the treatment of liver disease and poisoning,” explains Marcelo Paez-Pereda, leading scientist of the current study published in the scientific journal Nature Medicine. After silibinin treatment, tumour cells resumed normal ACTH production, tumour growth slowed down and symptoms of Cushing Disease disappeared in mice…

Scientists uncover potential drug to tackle ‘undruggable’ fault in third of cancers

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A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Germany has uncovered a new strategy and new potential drug to target an important signalling protein in cells called Ras, which is faulty in a third of cancers. When the Ras protein travels from the centre of a cell to the cell membrane, it becomes ‘switched on’ and sends signals which tell cells to grow and divide. …

Cellular defense against fatal associations between proteins and DNA — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140703142350.htm

Toxic injection with elastic band: Discovering how bacteria get toxins into cells — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140224124204.htm