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2013-11-25 15:12:05

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed nanoscale “patches” that can be used to sensitize targeted cell receptors, making them more responsive to signals that control cell activity. The finding holds promise for promoting healing and facilitating tissue engineering research. The research takes advantage of the fact that cells in a living organism can communicate via physical contact. Specifically, when targeted receptors on the surface of a...

2013-11-19 23:26:13

Xtalks presents an exciting live webinar on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:30am EST describing the development and validation of a multiplex panel of biomarkers for quantifying the commitment, onset, and induction of apoptosis by the intrinsic pathway in tumor tissue samples. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Regulators of apoptotic cell death are potentially valuable targets for oncology and autoimmune disease. Several promising mechanism-based compounds that directly target the molecular...

2013-11-19 23:03:33

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Orphan Drugs in Oncology Drug Pipeline Update 2013. London (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 This is a worldwide report on cancer drugs which have now or in the past received orphan drug status. This product will give you unique access not only to those cancer indications in which drugs are being granted orphan drug status, but also detailed insights in to their mechanism of action and developmental strategy. The orphan drug designation...

2013-11-19 12:37:11

Adelaide researchers have found that a specific gene plays an important role in suppressing lymphoma, a type of blood cell cancer. The caspase-2 gene is related to a family of proteins that are essential for the self-destruction of cells in the body, a process known as apoptosis. Caspase-2 was first discovered almost 20 years ago by Professor Sharad Kumar, Co-Director of the Centre for Cancer Biology within SA Pathology, Affiliate Professor in the University of Adelaide's schools of...

2013-10-21 10:08:34

Patients with cancers driven by the protein KRAS, which are particularly hard to treat, may benefit from small molecules that attach to and disrupt the function of a KRAS-containing protein complex, according to results presented here at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, held Oct. 19-23. Mutant forms of the protein KRAS are found in approximately 30 percent of all cancers. They are responsible for many of the hallmarks of these...

2013-10-20 23:00:41

Transparency Market Research Published New Market Research Report "Global Apoptosis Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019. Browse the full report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/apoptosis-market.html Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Apoptosis is the process of programmed cell death that occurs due to biochemical events. There are a variety of changes, also referred to as morphology, that occur in a cell leading...

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...

2013-10-08 10:09:58

For more than a decade the research group of Brown University Professor Walter Atwood has doggedly pursued the workings of the JC polyomavirus, which causes a disease called PML that fatally degrades the central nervous system of patients with weakened immune systems. In a study published online Oct. 2 in the Journal of Virology, his team describes how it gains entry into cells: It breaks in via certain receptors of the neurotransmitter serotonin called 5-HT2 receptors. Atwood, lead author...

Three American Scientists Win 2013 Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine
2013-10-07 11:11:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three scientists at American universities were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work describing the cellular machinery behind the transport and secretion of proteins in the body’s cells. Based on their experiments with yeast, the scientists – Randy W. Schekman from the University of California at Berkeley, Thomas C. Südhof from Stanford University and James E. Rothman from Yale University -- were...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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