Tag: Cells

LIVER CANCER GETS A GUT CHECK: Obesity promotes liver cancer development through the gut microbiome

LIVER CANCER GETS A GUT CHECK: Obesity promotes liver cancer development through the gut microbiome

Obesity has been a growing health concern across the world. Obesity can make one more susceptible to developing all kinds of diseases: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and also cancer: all kinds of cancers. But exactly HOW obesity increases your chances of getting cancer is not entirely clear.

How does cancer spread through the body? – Ivan Seah Yu Jun

How does cancer spread through the body? – Ivan Seah Yu Jun

The onset of cancer usually begins as a solitary tumor in a specific area of the body. If the tumor is not removed, cancer has the ability to spread to nearby organs, as well as places far away from the origin, such as the brain. So how does cancer move

Fight the Good Fight To Beat Disease

My name is Michelle Bond, I am a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Health. I am in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. At the Hanover lab, we’re interested in looking at small post-transformational modification. It’s called O-GlcNAc, so it’s a very tiny sugar

“Deconstructing colon cancer” – Meet Our Scientists: Eduard Batlle

“Deconstructing colon cancer” – Meet Our Scientists: Eduard Batlle

The intestinal epithelium is the organ in our body that regenerates with the highest renewal rate. Cells are born and die within less than a week and this continuous renewal happens to the presence of a number of stem cells that divide continuously and provide new cells to this tissue.

The Heart, Part 2 – Heart Throbs: Crash Course A&P #26

The Heart, Part 2 – Heart Throbs: Crash Course A&P #26

You’ve seen this before in a TV show or a movie. A patient is on the table in the emergency room, bleeding from a stab wound or having ODed on drugs, when suddenly, an alarm goes off and the beep beep beep on the heart monitor flatlines. It’s cardiac arrest,