Tag Archives: Cells

Opportunistic cancer cells ‘slip through the gaps’ to spread through blood vessels

Cancer cells may rely on opportunism, as well as chemical signalling, to spread through the body, according to new findings by mathematicians at the University of Birmingham. Cancer spreads by sending cells out from the primary tumour to travel through the vascular or lymphatic system to colonise other organs in a process called metastasis. During… Read More »

Red Wine Compound Piceatannol Helps Prevent Growth Of Fat Cells

A compound found in red wine called piceatannol prevents the ability of immature fat cell to develop and grow.[1] The compound, similar to the structure of resveratrol, has the ability to inhibit cellular processes which enable the development of fat cells, creating a potential way of controlling obesity. Piceatannol food sources include red wine, grapes… Read More »

Patients’ own cells could be the key to treating Crohn’s disease

Rachel Sawyer, a communications manager who is 50 and lives in Anerley in south east London, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2000 and treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Although her condition is now under control, she supports other people who have Crohn’s and runs the Twitter account @Bottomline_IBD. She said: “One of the worst… Read More »