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Latest Cell signaling Stories

2012-11-01 23:13:59

Notch – the protein that can help determine cell fate – maintains a stable population of basal cells in the prostate through a positive feedback loop system with another key protein – TGF beta (transforming growth factor beta), said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

Scientists Learn How To Unlock The Destiny Of A Cell
2012-11-01 10:47:17

Scientists have discovered that breaking a biological signaling system in an embryo allows them to change the destiny of a cell. The findings could lead to new ways of making replacement organs.

2012-10-10 22:00:18

Researchers have published the first highly detailed description of how neurotensin, a neuropeptide hormone which modulates nerve cell activity in the brain, interacts with its receptor.

Nobel Prize In Chemistry Awarded To Two US Scientists
2012-10-10 13:55:53

Groundbreaking research into how the protein receptors of cells detect and respond to external signals has earned two US scientists the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry

Propofol Controlled With Light, Possible Blindness Help As Well
2012-09-14 08:58:36

A new study by German researchers found that a light-sensitive element that was mixed with the anesthetic propofol was able to be managed by light and the mixture could possibly be used to treat particular eye disorders.

2012-08-15 01:16:54

Connecting the dots between two molecules whose levels are decreased in depression and increased by current antidepressants could yield new therapies, researchers say.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.