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Cancer cell

Cancer cell

a cell that divides and reproduces abnormally with uncontrolled growth. This cell can break away and travel to other parts of the body and set up another site, referred to as metastasis.


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a research proposal

... have to be about micro. I went through a couple of papers on cell biology and immunology to come up with future prospects of research ... could put me in the right direction as to which field to choose (except cancer biology). Thank you.

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by APmicro
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:13 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a research proposal
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miRNA-mediated competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) networks

... in developmental, physiological and pathological processes, such as cancer. (Salmena et al. 2011 Cell). Multiple classes of ncRNAs (lncRNAs, circRNAs, pseudogenes) and protein-coding mRNAs ...

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by rnaworld2110
Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:29 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: miRNA-mediated competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) networks
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Cell regulation/death

Yes, I think programmed cell death is what I was talking bout. The actual thing in my mind was why cells don't spread faster and invade other organs while cancer cells do, since even if cancer cells can divide forever, most normal cells also have enough ...

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by Mutt
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell regulation/death
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Cell regulation/death

... body (e.g. making fingers on fetus), that process requires programmed cell death. The mammalian cells require growth hormones and other signals ... about the same number of divisions, so there could be no selectivity. Cancer cells are usually able to overcome that by production of telomerase, ...

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by JackBean
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:32 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell regulation/death
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Cell regulation/death

... cells would barely die until a sudden point where all telomeres are gone and they would all suddenly receive the signal to die. There are also cancer cells which are mutations of cells that were supposed to die, this can happen at a fairly young age and they would have gotten the signal to ...

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by Mutt
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell regulation/death
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