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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


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  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
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