Latest Endoplasmic reticulum Stories

2012-01-09 17:53:33

The discovery of a gene that causes a form of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) may provide scientists with an important insight into what causes axons, the stems of our nerve cells, to degenerate in conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

2011-08-24 21:47:27

The delivery system for an important class of proteins in the cell membrane can be fully replicated with a mere three components.

2011-04-23 10:50:00

Research in the worm is shedding light on a protein associated with a number of different human cancers.

2010-07-28 09:05:13

Defining of novel mechanism informs understanding of cancer, aging physiology.

2010-05-10 07:44:28

In findings that advance scientists' understanding of a whole class of inherited disorders, a team from The Scripps Research Institute has shed light on a mechanism that enables a potential treatment for Gaucher's disease and other lysosomal storage diseases.

2009-07-29 13:20:00

Italian and U.S. biologists this week report that a little-understood protein previously implicated in a rare genetic disorder plays an unexpected and critical role in building and maintaining healthy cells.

2009-05-06 16:22:31

U.S. researchers say they have evidence to explain what separates average blood vessel plaque from those that trigger blood clots. The study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, suggest drugs designed to tackle a form of cellular stress might be useful in treating heart disease.

2008-08-28 18:00:19

Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia said that fat in obese patients is "sick" when compared to fat in lean patients. Lead author Dr. Guenther Boden theorizes that "sick fat" could more fully explain the link between obesity and higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

2008-03-19 15:35:00

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have provided, for the first time, a detailed look at the molecular pathways underlying sleep apnea, which affects more than twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.