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Common cancers highjack powerhouses of cells, UVA finds

In a breakthrough in the understanding of how cancer does its deadly work, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have shown that many cancers – including nearly all pancreatic cancers – enslave and deform mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, to create an environment more conducive to tumor growth.

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UVA discovery: How chronic stress may contribute to diabetes

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shed light on how chronic stress and obesity may contribute to type 2 diabetes. The findings point the finger at an unexpected biological perpetrator – the breakdown of fat.