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20.10.2014

Earlier unknown molecular-level mechanism may contribute to the growth rate of breast cancer

Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the University of Turku and the University of Oslo have discovered a previously unknown molecular-level mechanism that may partly explain the increased growth of cancer cells. The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, showed that high levels of miRNA-378a-5p molecule cause cell division anomalies. This renders the number of chromosomes in cancer cells abnormal, which is known to promote growth and the spread of cancer. In addition, the researchers discovered that elevated miRNA378a-5p levels in breast cancer patients correlate with the most aggressive forms of cancer. The objective is to develop new diagnostic methods for breast cancer on the basis of the research results
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20.10.2014 - Earlier unknown molecular-level mechanism may contribute to the growth rate of breast cancer

09.10.2014 - Nortal and VTT start cooperation in the fast-growing big data market

08.10.2014 - Research collaboration between Finland and Russia to begin recovery of rare metals from a gypsum mountain and industrial side streams

02.10.2014 - Beer research poses new questions and provides answers: VTT on a mission to develop new taste sensations for beer lovers

29.09.2014 - One of the most demanding ITER operations completed successfully: VTT uses remote control to replace the fusion reactor cassette collecting impurities

24.09.2014 - Finnish researchers developing a digital maternity package

16.09.2014 - Replacing plastic and mineral wool insulation with wood fibre

09.09.2014 - AERTOs accelerate the bioeconomy and the development of new lignin and algae products

03.09.2014 - Beauty patch developed by VTT generates its power from sugar and air

15.07.2014 - VTT: Textile waste can be made into fabrics that are even better than the original

01.07.2014 - Finland to lead the way in developing the storage of solar and wind energy

26.06.2014 - EU-funded ICT tool to help patients with brain trauma

23.06.2014 - Accurate information on people?s behaviour helps to improve retail design

18.06.2014 - New methods and tools for sustainable manufacturing

17.06.2014 - VTT: Finland to become a model country for sustainable transport by 2020

10.06.2014 - Finnish researchers developed new printing method for mass production of thin film transistors

05.06.2014 - Molecular self-assembly scales up from nanometers to millimeters

04.06.2014 - Fuel cells utilised to produce electricity from process industry by-product hydrogen

27.05.2014 - Increase in the Use of Biofuels the Most Cost-Effective Way for Finland to Achieve the Goals of the EU's 2030 Climate and Energy Package

21.05.2014 - More efficient processing of straw and wood into chemicals

14.05.2014 - Finnish study: Appeal of well-being applications often short-lived

13.05.2014 - Companies commercialise VTT technology that miniaturises measuring devices

12.05.2014 - VTT?s vision of life in the era of a bioeconomy in Finland in 2044

08.05.2014 - Finnish researchers discovered a new anticancer compound using accelerated drug screening process

06.05.2014 - The world of advertising revolutionised by a Finnish technology company

24.04.2014 - Next Media created new digital services for the media sector - VTT played a major role in user-centric co-development

16.04.2014 - VTT takes the ecocampus to China

15.04.2014 - Smoother passenger traffic across the Finnish-Russian border

10.04.2014 - Filter developed by VTT helps recover 80% of gold in mobile phone scrap

07.04.2014 - SmartCell project: Novel plant biotechnology approach for sustainable production of pharmaceutical compounds

25.03.2014 - Finnish research improves the reliability of ice friction assessment

20.03.2014 - Algae may be a potential source of biofuels and biochemicals even in cool climate

18.03.2014 - European research project aims at early diagnosis of memory disorders

17.03.2014 - On the ship bridges of the future, mariners will see the invisible world

13.03.2014 - VTT: Building to take note of individual human thermal comfort

11.03.2014 - VTT recovering metals and minerals from waste

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07.02.2014 - Roll-to-roll printed nanophotonic sensors for environmental and pharmaceutical applications

04.02.2014 - Different weekly weight rhythms in gaining and losing weight

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Additional information

Olli Ernvall
Senior Vice President
+358 20 722 6747

Paula Bergqvist
Specialist, External Communications
+358 20 722 5161

Tiina Saario-Kuikko
Specialist, External Communications
+358 20 722 6745

Kati Johansson
Senior Specialist, Communications
+358 20 722 6739

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