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2013-11-04 16:06:26

Scientists at SISSA investigate a mechanism that switches genes on and off A cell is a complex environment in which substances (metabolites) must maintain a correct state of equilibrium, which may vary depending on specific needs. Cells can maintain the proper concentrations of metabolites by regulating gene protein encoding through specific "switches", called riboswitches, which are able to block or activate protein synthesis. The precise mechanism by which these short strands of RNA...

2013-08-01 08:30:01

Public Sector Patients Rely on Government-Sponsored Programs to Cover HBV Drug Costs, Making it Critical for Manufacturers to Gain Inclusion in Government Formularies, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that nearly 60 percent of surveyed physicians from Brazil, Mexico and Argentina report increases in...

2013-05-22 15:28:54

How does the bacterium Shigella–the cause of a deadly diarrheal disease–detect that it's in a human host? Ohio University scientists have found that a biological "RNA thermometer" monitors whether the environment is right for the bacterium to produce the factors it needs to survive within the body, according to a study published May 21 in the journal PLOS ONE. The scientists have been seeking more information about the genetic pathways of Shigella in the hope of finding new...

2013-01-02 16:22:23

WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microbiotix, Inc., a privately-held, clinical stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of novel small molecule anti-infective drugs, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. As part of this agreement, Microbiotix gains worldwide rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize MBX-700 and MBX-701 (formerly SCH 900942...

2012-10-22 22:19:48

Biochemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a genetic sequence that can alter its host gene's activity in response to cellular energy levels. The scientists have found this particular energy-sensing switch in bacterial genes, which could make it a target for a powerful new class of antibiotics. If similar energy-sensing switches are also identified for human genes, they may be useful for treating metabolism-related disorders such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease....