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2014-08-14 23:06:05

Cystic fibrosis continues to be devastating for many people around the world. ChanTest is participating in global efforts to identify solutions – and publishing a new white paper to share these results. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 With over 70,000 people suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF) worldwide, and 30,000 alone in the United States, the world is searching for impactful solutions to address the pain and suffering endured by people living with this debilitating disease....

2014-08-04 09:37:10

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Neurons are the cells of our brain, spinal cord, and overall nervous system. They form complex networks to communicate with each other through electrical signals that are carried by chemicals. These chemicals bind to structures on the surface of neurons that are called neuroreceptors, opening or closing electrical pathways that allow transmission of the signal from neuron to neuron. One neuroreceptor, called 5HT3-R, is involved in conditions like...

Creating Insecticides To Target Specific Pests Without Harming Beneficial Species
2014-07-14 03:05:42

Johns Hopkins Medicine Development raises possibility of more species-specific insecticides Using spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops from insect plagues in a safe and environmentally responsible way. Their finding—that naturally occurring insect toxins can be lethal for one species and harmless for a closely related...

2014-07-02 10:36:34

John Hopkins Medicine Find likely to aid drug development Researchers at Johns Hopkins have spotted a strong family trait in two distant relatives: The channels that permit entry of sodium and calcium ions into cells turn out to share similar means for regulating ion intake, they say. Both types of channels are critical to life. Having the right concentrations of sodium and calcium ions in cells enables healthy brain communication, heart contraction and many other processes. The new...

2014-05-14 08:29:39

BALLERUP, Denmark, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sophion Bioscience (sophion.com [http://sophion.com ]), part of Biolin Scientific, has received its first purchase orders for its new high throughput screening platform from leading pharma companies. The Sophion Qube(TM) measures the effect of potential new drug candidates directly on ion channels in living cells. By a unique combination of high quality recordings and high throughput, the Sophion Qube can boost the productivity...

2014-05-09 08:22:04

DUBLIN, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w4jnff/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Potassium Carbonate Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Potassium Carbonate Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Potassium Carbonate industry with a focus on the Chinese...

2014-04-10 23:03:15

The findings from The Scripps Research Institute may lead to new insights into immune deficiency, stroke and diabetes. La Jolla, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a long-sought protein that facilitates one of the most basic functions of cells: regulating their volume to keep from swelling excessively. The identification of the protein, dubbed SWELL1, solves a decades-long mystery of cell biology and points to...

2014-03-19 08:28:37

DUBLIN, Mar. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j9655q/china_sodium ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Chinese Sodium Hyaluronate Injection Industry" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Concise Analysis of the Chinese Sodium Hyaluronate Injection Industry is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Chinese sodium hyaluronate industry. The...

2014-01-22 23:22:41

ChanTest proudly announces the launch of its new website – rebuilt and improved to better serve its customers’ needs. The new website focuses primarily on improving usability, enhancing the user’s experience, and providing an overall better representation of the comprehensive services offered by ChanTest – The Ion Channel Expert. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The new ChanTest® website includes comprehensive product information to help users understand the...

2013-11-14 13:06:37

Researchers have created tiny protein tubes named after the Roman god Janus which may offer a new way to accurately channel drugs into the body’s cells. Using a process which they liken to molecular Lego, scientists from the University of Warwick and the University of Sydney have created what they have named ‘Janus nanotubes’ – very small tubes with two distinct faces. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications. They are named after the Roman god Janus who is...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.