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2014-06-24 12:28:56

LONDON and BOSTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, announces that its President, Dan Grau, will present a company overview at the JMP Securities Healthcare Conference (24-25 June 2014, New York, NY, USA). His presentation will take place on 25 June at 9.30 am EDT. For a full list of events at which Heptares will be present, please visit http://www.heptares.com About...

2014-06-23 13:34:53

Duke University Medical Center A team of scientists from Duke Medicine, the University of Michigan and Stanford University has determined the underlying architecture of a cellular signaling complex involved in the body's response to stimuli such as light and pain. This complex, consisting of a human cell surface receptor and its regulatory protein, reveals a two-step mechanism that has been hypothesized previously but not directly documented. The findings, reported on June 22, 2014,...

2014-06-20 08:24:10

-- Transaction Forms Fully-Integrated Oncology Discovery and Development Company LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (Celsion) (NASDAQ: CLSN), an oncology drug development company, today announced the completion of the acquisition by Celsion of substantially all of the assets of EGEN, Inc. (EGEN), a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of nucleic acid-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other...

2014-06-11 08:29:17

New antibodies generated with RuiYi's iCAPS technology to explore GPCR structure and function LA JOLLA, Calif. and SHANGHAI, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RuiYi, a global therapeutic innovation leader, and iHuman Institute at ShanghaiTech University announced today a new research collaboration applying RuiYi's iCAPS (Intermembranous Conformation Antigen Presenting System) technology to create novel monoclonal antibodies with specific binding to G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) to...

2014-06-09 10:48:48

Brookhaven National Laboratory Structure of membrane protein that plays a role in signaling cell death could be new target for anticancer drugs Sometimes a cell has to die—when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an organism. Conversely, cells that refuse to die when expected can lead to cancer. So scientists interested in fighting cancer have been keenly interested in learning the details of "programmed cell death." They want to understand what...

2014-05-29 04:22:16

LONDON and BOSTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, notes that Malcolm Weir, Heptares' Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, will give a company presentation at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare in New York City, NY, USA. The presentation will take place at 9:00am EDT on Monday 2 June. In addition, Heptares will give presentations at the following industry and scientific...

2014-05-26 13:16:33

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a signaling pathway in cancer cells that controls their ability to invade nearby tissues in a finely orchestrated manner. The findings offer insights into the early molecular events involved in metastasis, the deadly spread of cancer cells from primary tumor to other parts of the body. The study was published today in the online edition of Nature Cell Biology. To...

2014-05-22 10:47:01

The Institute for Genomic Biology When Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong, graduate student Cartney Smith, and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging (MRI), they turned current contrast agent technology on its head—or rather, they turned it inside out.  The new compound they designed in collaboration with Roger Adams Professor of Chemistry Steven C. Zimmerman is not only more effective, but also self-assembling. Kong is a member of the...

2014-05-21 12:13:31

Aarhus University A few years ago researchers described a Turkish family whose family members moved around on all fours. It turned out that they lacked the sense of equilibrium. This was caused by the rare neurological disease CAMRQ, which is the result of a mutation in the lipid pump in the cells. On the other hand, it was not known why the genetic error had such serious consequences. The discovery provided inspiration for a Danish study of the mechanism for the vital lipid pump...

2014-05-21 11:59:58

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) When the English author Sir Francis Bacon wrote "The world's a bubble" in 1629, it's a safe bet he wasn't thinking about microfluidics. However, for a research team led by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Bacon's words could not be truer. Since 2004, their world has revolved around the development of increasingly sophisticated microfluidic devices to produce liquid-filled "bubbles" called...


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Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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