New molecular tool identifies sugar-protein attachments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed a new molecular tool they call EXoO, which decodes where on proteins specific sugars are attached—a possible modification due to disease. The study, published in issue ...

In New York village, a trail of cancer leads to tap water

After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick.

Oat breakfast cereals may contain a common mold-related toxin

Oats are often touted for boosting heart health, but scientists warn that the grain and its products might need closer monitoring for potential mold contamination. They report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry ...

'Nanogap' for early detection of bladder and kidney cancer

A new mobile device that allows bladder and kidney cancer to be detected at an early stage. This is being worked on by Wilfred van der Wiel, professor of nanoelectronics at the University of Twente MESA+ research institute. ...

Carcinogenic mechanism of incomplete cell reprogramming in vivo

A research team led by the group of Professor Yasuhiro Yamada, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University, has discovered that when cells are subjected to incomplete reprogramming in vivo, epigenetic ...

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Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is any cancer that originates in a kidney. The two most common types of kidney cancer, reflecting their location within the kidney, are renal cell carcinoma and renal pelvis carcinoma. The distinction between these two types is important because their most common histologies are different and consequently they respond differently to chemotherapy.

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