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2009-05-25 09:37:01

New study shows heart muscle protein can replace its missing skeletal muscle counterpart to give mice with myopathy a long and active life.

2009-05-25 09:34:15

In a world first, West Australian scientists have cured mice of a devastating muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome – a breakthrough that could ultimately help thousands of families across the globe.

2009-03-19 10:46:15

HZI researchers identify molecular signal pathway in diarrhea illnesses

2009-01-14 06:18:27

A protein that was first identified for playing a key role in regulating normal heart rhythms also appears to be significant in helping muscle cells survive the forces of muscle contraction.

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2008-12-09 10:19:28

Researchers from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a key step required for cell division in a study that could help improve therapies to treat cancer.

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2008-11-25 11:40:00

Flip open any biology textbook and you're bound to see a complicated diagram of the inner workings of a cell, with its internal scaffolding, the cytoskeleton, and how it maintains a cell’s shape.

2008-06-27 06:02:23

By Dinh, Anh-Tuan Pangarkar, Chinmay; Mitragotri, Samir Unlike macroscopic problems in mass, energy and momentum transfer, which are described by continuum equations, the movements and interactions of the nanoscale entities within a cell constitute a transport phenomenon known as discrete nanoscale transport (DNT).

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2008-04-10 14:20:00

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that a protein called leiomodin (Lmod) promotes the assembly of an important heart muscle protein called actin. What’s more, Lmod directs the assembly of actin to form the pumping unit of the heart. The findings appear in this week’s issue of Science.


Word of the Day
pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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