Malignant pleural mesothelioma co-opts BCL-X L and autophagy to escape apoptosis

Cell Death & Disease 2021 April 15 [Link] Duo Xu, Shun-Qing Liang, Zhang Yang, Haitang Yang, Rémy Bruggmann, Simone Oberhaensli, Sabina Berezowska, Thomas M Marti, Sean R R Hall, Patrick Dorn, Gregor J Kocher, Ralph A Schmid, Ren-Wang Peng Abstract Escape from programmed cell death is a hallmark of cancer. In this study, we investigatedContinue reading “Malignant pleural mesothelioma co-opts BCL-X L and autophagy to escape apoptosis”

Several plant-like algae can morph into animal-like predators

Many green algae are made of single cells. They tend to spend much of their day soaking up sunlight, turning it into energy. These swimming plankton appear plant-like. Unless, that is, one gobbles up a nearby bacterial cell. Now it has become an animal-like predator. When ecologist Eunsoo Kim first witnessed this back in 2013,Continue reading “Several plant-like algae can morph into animal-like predators”

Tertiary lymphoid structures in epithelioid malignant peritoneal mesothelioma are associated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, but not with prognosis

Virchows Archiv 2021 April 14 [Link] Nazim Benzerdjeb, Peggy Dartigues, Vahan Kepenekian, Séverine Valmary-Degano, Eliane Mery, Gerlinde Avérous, Anne Chevallier, Marie-Hélène Laverriere, Irène Villa, Olivier Harou, Françoise Galateau Sallé, Laurent Villeneuve, Olivier Glehen, Sylvie Isaac 8, Juliette Hommell-Fontaine, Frédéric Bibeau Abstract Epithelioid mesothelioma is the most prevalent subtype of diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. The relationshipContinue reading “Tertiary lymphoid structures in epithelioid malignant peritoneal mesothelioma are associated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, but not with prognosis”

Search for ‘rewards’ is big driver in remodeling a teen’s brain

A limp red balloon floats on the computer screen before you. Clicking your mouse inflates it. The bigger it is when you stop, the more money you earn. But if it pops before you stop, you get nothing. Anna van Duijvenvoorde is a psychologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her team uses computer gamesContinue reading “Search for ‘rewards’ is big driver in remodeling a teen’s brain”

L1CAM expression in cystic mesothelial lesions: a comparison with adenomatoid tumors, well-differentiated papillary mesothelial tumors and malignant mesotheliomas

Histopathology 2021 April 13 [Link] Georgia Karpathiou, Francois Casteillo, Maroa Dridi, Alexandra Papoudou-Bai, Jean Marc Dumollard, Michel Peoc’h Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM), the primary cancer of the mesothelium, is characterized by dismal prognosis. However, there are other forms of primary mesothelial tumors, which are benign, the adenomatoid tumors (AT) and the well-differentiated papillary mesothelial tumorContinue reading “L1CAM expression in cystic mesothelial lesions: a comparison with adenomatoid tumors, well-differentiated papillary mesothelial tumors and malignant mesotheliomas”

Light levitation might help explore Earth’s ‘ignorosphere’

Two tiny discs rise upward, hovering in midair as bright light illuminates them. “I see it!” gasped Mohsen Azadi. He and several fellow PhD students cheered with excitement. They had helped to discover a new way to fly. There were no motors or propellers to lift the discs. Bright light had done the trick. ItContinue reading “Light levitation might help explore Earth’s ‘ignorosphere’”

Ingenuity helicopter makes history by flying on Mars

NASA has just flown a helicopter on Mars. Named Ingenuity, the craft hovered for about 40 seconds above the Red Planet’s surface. This marks the first flight of a spacecraft on a planet other than Earth. In the wee hours on April 19, the helicopter spun its rotor blades and ascended into the thin MartianContinue reading “Ingenuity helicopter makes history by flying on Mars”

Malignant pleural mesothelioma: clinical experience and prognostic value of derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and PD-L1 expression

Clinical and Translational Oncology 2021 April 10 [Link] L Gutierrez-Sainz, P Cruz, S Martinez-Recio, O Higuera, M I Esteban-Rodriguez, F Arias-Lotto, R A Gonzalez, J De Castro-Carpeño Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive tumor, with a poor prognosis. MPM needs to find prognostic factors of survival. We provided the managementContinue reading “Malignant pleural mesothelioma: clinical experience and prognostic value of derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and PD-L1 expression”

Let’s learn about exercise

Exercise might seem like a chore sometimes, especially when we get told so often that we should exercise more. But we need to get up and start moving. Many of us spend too much time sitting and staring at screens. Most teen girls don’t meet the standards for physical activity. Getting scolded about this, though,Continue reading “Let’s learn about exercise”

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