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2010-12-13 14:54:23

Research presented at American Society of Cell Biology's 50th annual meeting in Philadelphia Long considered a freewheeling loner, the Trypanosoma brucei parasite responsible for African sleeping sickness has revealed a totally unexpected social side, opening a potential chink in the behavioral armor of this and other supposedly solitary human parasites, according to research presented at the American Society for Cell Biology's 50th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. "The concept of bacteria...

2010-12-13 12:51:37

Findings presented at American Society for Cell Biology's 50th annual meeting in Philadelphia Blocking fragments of the sugar molecule hyaluronan that triggers inflammation could be the key to robust healing and less scarring in deep wounds, Canadian researchers reported at the American Society for Cell Biology's 50th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. In laboratory rats, the small peptide, named 15-1, which blocks fragments of the ubiquitous sugar molecule, hyaluronan, promoted wound healing,...

2010-12-13 07:20:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society for Cell Biology, in collaboration with Glencoe Software, Inc. and the Open Microscopy Environment (OME), today announce the launch of The Cell: An Image Library at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. In 2009 the ASCB was awarded a $2.5M stimulus grant through the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Grand Opportunities program to build a novel multi-dimensional image library of scientific images...

2010-12-13 08:10:51

Research could lead to new drug therapies to fight cancer Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have identified components in pomegranate juice that both inhibit the movement of cancer cells and weaken their attraction to a chemical signal that promotes the metastasis of prostate cancer to the bone. The research could lead to new therapies for preventing cancer metastasis. Performed in the lab of Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell biology, the research was presented...

2010-09-03 12:10:20

Special issue of CBE"”Life Sciences Education journal crosses the old 'numbers-wet stuff' divide The old joke is a joke no more. In a special September issue of the ASCB's online journal, CBE"”Life Sciences Education (CBE-LSE), the adage that biology is for science students who don't do math is laid to rest forever. "Bio-math" or "math-bio" is in the future for students of both disciplines, say the contributors of seven essays and 17 research articles on new ways to integrate...

2009-12-09 10:21:47

Bioengineers from University of California, San Diego are developing new regenerative therapies for heart disease that could influence the way in which regenerative therapies for cardiovascular and other diseases are treated in the future. New results from UC San Diego on using adult stem cells to regenerate heart tissue in environments that mimic a human post-heart-attack heart were presented this week in San Diego at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)....

2009-12-08 19:57:32

Cells required for sensory coding of light touch needed to distinguish shapes and textures Scientists have proved experimentally what has been suspected since the discovery of Merkel cells in the skin over a century ago: the sense of light touch that is critical for hand dexterity would not be possible without these cells. In a presentation at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 49th Annual Meeting, Dec. 5-9, 2009 in San Diego, Ellen Lumpkin, Ph.D., of Baylor College of Medicine in...


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