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2012-09-06 17:18:38

Magellanic penguins are listed as ‘Near Vulnerable’, however scientists want to see if concerns might be tempered or fueled by understanding the genetic diversity amongst the birds’ populations in South America.

2012-08-10 02:44:26

High levels of iron could raise the risk of bowel cancer by switching on a key pathway in people with faults in a critical anti-cancer gene.

2012-07-17 12:20:03

- Partnership Based on Open Innovation That Leverages Eisai's Natural Product Chemistry-Based Drug Discovery Platform -Tokyo, July 17, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd.

Clearer Way To Treat Huntington's Disease Offered By 2 Proteins
2012-07-11 20:58:47

Pair helps remove and prevent misfolding of proteins that cause neurodegeneration

Why Do Fat Cells Get Fat?
2012-06-25 13:47:23

Surprising finding about WNT signaling points to Sfrp5 as a potential target for anti-obesity drugs

2012-06-21 02:19:04

A new gene-silencing strategy can reverse core symptoms associated with Huntington's disease.

2012-05-31 01:31:03

Breast-cancer researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that two related receptors in a robust signaling pathway must work together as a team to maintain normal activity in mammary stem cells.

2012-05-29 08:12:26

Adverse drug reactions are a major issue that cause harm, are costly and restrict treatment options for patients and the development of new drugs.

2012-05-22 22:57:04

The impact and influence of thirty years of research into the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway are highlighted in a special issue of The EMBO Journal.


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2011-01-24 12:59:16

The Herpesviridae, a large family of DNA viruses, causes disease in animals and humans. Members of this family are known as herpesviruses. They all share a common structure where they are composed of relatively large double-stranded, linear DNA genomes encoding 100-200 genes encased within an icosahedral protein cage called the capsid. The whole particle is known as a virion. They are all nuclear-replicating. When a viral particle contacts a cell with specific types of receptor molecules...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.