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2012-03-12 20:14:42

The well-being of living cells requires specialized squads of proteins that maintain order.

2012-03-08 15:52:48

The mechanism involved in the detection of hyperosmolarity by TRP channels is clarified, with a newly discovered molecule preventing apoptosis.

2012-03-07 11:06:18

Do bacteria, like higher organisms, have a built-in program that tells them when to die?

2012-02-28 11:49:48

A protein abundantly found in treatment-resistant cancers holds an important tumor-suppressor out of the cell nucleus, where it would normally detect DNA damage and force defective cells to kill themselves, a team of scientists reports in the current Cancer Cell.

2012-02-09 18:25:48

A protein kinase known as ROCK1 can exacerbate an important process called fission in the mitochondria, the power plants of cells, leading to diabetic kidney disease, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online today in the journal Cell Metabolism.

2012-02-09 00:51:31

A new study identifies specific cell-stress signaling pathways that link injury of the optic nerve with irreversible vision loss.

2012-01-26 15:14:29

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has discovered key elements of a strategy commonly used by tumor cells to survive when they spread to distant organs.

2012-01-26 10:05:23

Ovarian cancer is a major cause of death worldwide.

2012-01-24 21:49:04

Glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer, is one of the most resistant to available therapies and patients typically live approximately 15 months.

2012-01-23 22:03:46

Could preventing colon cancer be as simple as developing a taste for yerba mate tea?


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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