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Genetic Variation Fuels Testicular Cancer
2013-10-11 04:33:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using a genomic analysis, a team of international researchers has identified a specific mutation responsible for a dramatic increase in the risk for testicular cancer. The mutation is a single-base change to the genetic code that affects the activity of the p53 protein that is responsible for regulating the activity of a large number of genes, including those responsible for protection from UV rays – according to the team’s report...

2013-10-08 13:25:02

Mechanism meant to maintain efficiency of brain network involved in neurodegenerative disease Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro, McGill University, have made important discoveries about a cellular process that occurs during normal brain development and may play an important role in neurodegenerative diseases. The study’s findings, published in Cell Reports, a leading scientific journal, point to new pathways and targets for novel therapies for...

2013-10-07 23:20:22

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Ubiquitin Proteasome: Global Markets for Research Tools, Diagnostics and Drug Discovery. London (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES This BCC Research report, Ubiquitin Proteasome: Global Markets for Research Tools, Diagnostics and Drug Discovery, provides an overview of the current overall state of ubiquitin proteasome market, focusing specifically on research tools, assay development, drug candidates and...

2013-08-26 11:25:20

Researchers at the Beihang University School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, led by Dr. Yubo Fan, have discovered that Biphasic Electrical stimulation (BES), a non-chemical procedure, may be used as a strategy for preventing cell apoptosis in stem cell-based transplantation therapy. The article describing their studies will be published in the August 2013 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine. The scientists believe that their technique will be used for spinal cord injury...

2013-08-13 11:35:26

Neural stem cells transplanted into tumor-bearing rats can hinder tumor cell growth and prolife-ration; however, the mechanism remains unclear. Abnormal activation of the Ras/Raf/Mek/Erk signaling cascade plays an important role in glioma. Inhibition of this aberrant activity could effectively hinder glioma cell proliferation and promote cell apoptosis. To investigate the mechanism of glioblastoma treatment by neural stem cell trans-plantation with respect to the Ras/Raf/Mek/Erk pathway, Hua...

2013-08-08 15:06:06

Studies have shown that calpain participates in gentamicin-, neomycin- and kanamycin-induced inner ear cell apoptosis. Cisplatin has been shown to be an anticancer drug. However, cisplatin can lead to severe ototoxicity, induce cochlear cell apoptosis, and result in hearing decrease or loss, which limits the application of cisplatin in a clinical setting to a certain degree. A recent study by Liang Chang and colleagues from Jinzhou Central Hospital established a BALB/c mouse model of...

2013-07-18 11:43:53

Precise action sets agents apart from existing anti-cancer therapies Molecular biologists in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have found a novel way to fine-tune the activity of cells' protein-disposing machinery, with potentially cancer-fighting effects. This machinery, the proteasome, is deregulated in cancer. Agents called protease inhibitors are viewed as potential anti-cancer therapies, but they indiscriminately curb proteasome...

2013-07-11 13:07:15

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital discovers a role for a protein in research that has implications for treatment of cancer and heart disease St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered that a protein used by cancer cells to evade death also plays a vital role in heart health. This dual role complicates efforts to develop cancer drugs that target the protein, but may lead to new therapies for heart muscle damage. The research appeared in the June 15 edition of the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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