New study reveals an unexpected survival mechanism of a subset of cancer cells

Embedded at the ends of chromosomes are structures called telomeres, which in normal cells become shorter as cells divide. Progressive shortening triggers cell proliferation arrest or death. Cancer cells adopt different strategies to overcome this control mechanism that keeps track of the number of times that a cell has divided. One of these strategies is the alternative lengthening of telomeres […]

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Jon Voight Gives an Update on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Children

Proud grandparent! Jon Voight gave an update on his daughter Angelina Jolie’s six children, who she shares with her estranged husband, Brad Pitt. “The kids are great. They’re growing up,” the Ray Donovan actor, 80, told Us Weekly exclusively at the International Champions of Jewish Values Gala on Thursday, March 28. “They’re doing very well.” Voight added: “It’s just amazing […]

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Do soccer players have an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Playing professional soccer may be linked to an increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. The study also found that soccer players may develop the disease 21 years earlier than people in […]

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Rob Delaney Has an Important Message for Bereaved Parents & Children

In January, actor-comedian Rob Delaney and his wife suffered the devastating loss of their two-year-old son, Henry. Little Henry passed away from cancer after a surgery to have a brain tumor removed. “Henry was a joy,” Delaney wrote in a February Facebook post. “He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we had so many wonderful adventures together, particularly after he’d […]

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Encouraging more health workers to have flu jab needs new approach that connects on an emotional level

Persuading more health workers to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their patients cannot be done through facts and statistics alone, new research by a leading behavioural scientist from Kingston University has revealed. Instead it demands a new approach that connects with people emotionally to sustain immunisation rates at effective levels. Nearly one third of nurses, GPs and […]

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