Articles tagged with: Lifestyle

Small RNA molecule could be key to controlling obesity

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 27 August 2015

Small RNA molecule could be key to controlling obesity

Professor Christopher Heeschen's research group has found that microRNA-93 (MiR-93) can control obesity in mice.

Their promising results suggest this RNA molecule could be used as a treatment to restore insulin sensitivity and reduce obesity along with associated disease risks, including cancer...

Revealing the origins of Barrett's oesophagus

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 04 March 2014

Revealing the origins of Barrett's oesophagus

Dr Stuart McDonald and his group from the Centre for Tumour Biology have had their paper on Barrett's oesophagus published in the journal Gut.

Barrett's occurs in part of the oesophagus (food pipe) close to where it enters the stomach in an area called the gastro-oesophageal junction (GOJ). It is a pre-malignant lesion...

"Starving" mesothelioma: a new treatment approach

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 09 December 2013

Starving cancer cells of a key amino acid slows down their ability to grow and multiply, according to new research co-ordinated by Dr Peter Szlosarek here at BCI. Dr Szlosarek announced the findings on October 28th at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Sydney, Australia, and they are now published in the journal Cancer Research. The Daily Express has covered this news.

The team have been working on one of Britain's deadliest rare cancers, mesothelioma...

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