Quantcast

Latest Bite Stories

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. The finding could lead to drugs that could inhibit this metastasis in patients with tumors. A cell that breaks away from the primary tumor and finds itself in the alien environment of the bloodstream or a new organ, normally is destroyed by a process known as apoptosis. But tumor cells that express high levels of a...

2011-09-12 05:15:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scientists have found a new way to heighten or restore the potency of a widely-used cancer drug. The drug cetuximab is an antibody that interferes with cancer cell growth by blocking a structure known as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). The drug is often effective for patients with colorectal cancer and squamous cell cancer of the head and neck, but the benefits typically do no last longer than one year. Some patients do not benefit from the drug at all....

2011-07-28 12:49:08

In humans, inherited mutations in a gene called HPRT1 lead to very specific self-destructive behavior. Boys with Lesch-Nyhan disease experience uncontrollable urges to bite their fingers, slam their arms into doorways and otherwise harm themselves. Puzzlingly, mice with mutations in the same gene don't behave differently than normal mice. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a gene related to HPRT1, present in humans but not in mice that helps explain this...

2011-06-23 00:00:30

Easy Care First Aid Kits to reach all 18 BGCP locations in time for start of busy summer period Littleton, NH (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Tender Corp., a leading developer of skincare and first aid products designed for active lifestyles, today announced that it's donating Easy Care All Purpose first aid kits as well as other essential outdoor safety items to all chapters that make up the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1946, the Boys & Girls Clubs' mandate is to...

2011-06-09 23:36:54

After eight years of work, researchers have unearthed what has been a well-kept secret of our immune system's success. The findings published online on June 9th in Immunity, a Cell Press publication, offer an explanation for how specialized immune cells are able to kill infected or cancerous cells without killing themselves in the process. The focus of the study is a molecule known as perforin, whose job it is to open up a pore in cells targeted for destruction. With that pore in place,...

2011-05-24 06:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel small molecule drugs to treat cancer, today announced that is has closed a $6 million investment with new investor Nextech Invest Ltd., a Zurich, Switzerland, based oncology focused venture capital fund. Combined with the $37 million Series C closed during 2010, TetraLogic has raised $43 million in the past year. The company is investing the funds to complete Phase 2a...


Latest Bite Reference Libraries

0_e288c9a7e7e932afbeba3516c20e64f2
2009-06-16 22:38:30

The Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) is a species of arachnid that is native to the USA from the southern Midwest south to the Gulf of Mexico. It can be found in Canada as well around southeast Ontario, and southern Quebec. Its range lies from southeastern Nebraska through southern Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana to southwestern Ohio. In the south, it is native from central Texas to western Georgia. It is not usually found west of the Rocky Mountains. Contrary to popular belief, this...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
Related