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2011-03-07 13:02:01

Critical aspect of cell signaling described today at Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore New findings from researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto may shed light on the mechanisms that regulate the organization of receptors on the cell surface, a critical aspect of cell signaling not well understood at this time. The group reports on their use of the macrophage protein CD36, a clustering-responsive class B scavenger receptor, as a...

2011-01-10 14:08:45

A researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has discovered that the deadly plaques of Alzheimer's disease interact with certain cellular proteins to inhibit normal signals that maintain blood flow to the brain. Their findings, which could lead to new approaches to treat the dementia, were recently published in Public Library of Science One. Levels of nitric oxide (NO) "“ a signaling...

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2005-11-01 18:15:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- The tongue may indeed have a taste for cheesecake, french fries and butter cookies, according to study published Tuesday. In experiments with rodents, French scientists identified a receptor on the tongue that appears to detect dietary fat. This counters the traditional view that the taste buds pick up only five basic flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and "umami," -- a flavor associated with the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG). The fact that the tongue...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.