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TGen finds gene giving children appearance of aging

Krauss Honored For Science

Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)have identified a genetic mutation associated with the appearance of premature aging and severe loss of body fat in children. TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders found that the appearance of premature aging, a neonatal form of Progeroid syndrome, in a 3-year-old girl was caused by a mutation… Read More →

UA Shows Curcumin Effect on Colon Cancer


A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metastasis to other organs in the body. Colon cancer… Read More →

Combination of Diet and Radiation Therapy Shows Promise

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A team of brain cancer researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has effectively treated brain tumor cells using a unique combination of diet and radiation therapy. The study, “The Ketogenic Diet Is an Effective Adjuvant to Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Malignant Glioma,” was published in PLOS ONE.… Read More →