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Hormone Revolution Two Ancient Mutations
2013-06-25 08:56:48

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed two key mutations that sparked a hormonal revolution about 500 million years ago.

2013-06-24 19:38:34

A major study from researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology provides new revelations about the intricate pathways involved in turning on T cells, the body's most important disease-fighting cells, and was published today in the prestigious scientific journal Nature.

2013-06-19 19:41:42

Researchers have discovered and mapped the signaling network between two previously unconnected proteins, exposing a link that, if broken, could cut off cancer cell growth at its starting point.

2013-05-29 09:48:10

For several years, the pharmaceutical industry has tried to develop drugs that target a specific neurotransmitter receptor in the brain, the NMDA receptor.

2013-05-28 11:28:39

Dartmouth College researchers have identified a new regulator for plant hormone signaling -- the KISS ME DEADLY family of proteins (KMDs) – that may help to improve production of fruits, vegetables and grains.

2013-05-01 12:34:12

A properly functioning immune system is a lesson in balance, providing protection against disease without attacking healthy tissue.

2013-04-22 22:29:32

A three-dimensional image of one of the proteins that serves as an on-off switch as it binds to receptors on the surface of a cell suggests there may be a sort of main power switch that could be tripped.

2013-04-22 14:18:26

A protein which is intimately involved in cancer-promoting cell signaling also keeps a key component of the signaling pathway tied down and inactive.

2013-04-17 11:40:49

KISS 1 is a metastasis-suppressor gene which helps to prevent the spread of cancers, including melanoma, pancreatic and ovarian cancers to name a few.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.