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2014-05-09 20:11:01

NCSU Biomedical engineering researchers have developed an anti-cancer drug delivery method that essentially smuggles the drug into a cancer cell before triggering its release. The method can be likened to keeping a cancer-killing bomb and its detonator separate until they are inside a cancer cell, where they then combine to destroy the cell. “This is an efficient, fast-acting way of delivering drugs to cancer cells and triggering cell death,” says Dr. Ran Mo, lead author of a paper...

2014-05-09 12:26:48

DALLAS, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Lecithin & Phospholipids Market by Source (Soy, Sunflower, Egg, and Others), by Application (Food, Nutrition & Supplements, Cosmetics, Feed, Pharmaceuticals, And Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019", defines and segments the lecithin & phospholipids market with an analysis and forecast of the market volume and value of lecithin & phospholipids products. Browse 64 market data Tables and 20...

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...

2014-04-01 15:11:54

KIT computer models explain how ion channels in cell membranes react to light / light switch for nerve cells as a sensitive tool of research Networked nerve cells are the control center of organisms. In a nematode, 300 nerve cells are sufficient to initiate complex behavior. To understand the properties of the networks, re-searchers switch cells on and off with light and observe the resulting behavior of the organism. In the Science journal, sci-entists now present a protein that...

2014-03-27 08:34:12

Cannabinoid Receptor 1 is most recent GPCR to be targeted by RuiYi's iCAPS platform LA JOLLA, Calif. and SHANGHAI, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RuiYi, Inc. announced today a $15 million Series B financing by existing investors: 5AM Ventures, Versant Ventures, Apposite Capital, SR One, the independent corporate healthcare venture capital fund of GlaxoSmithKline, Merck Serono Ventures, the strategic corporate venture fund of Merck Serono, and Aravis SA. RuiYi has a pipeline of...

2014-03-26 04:21:13

LONDON and BOSTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, notes that a company presentation to be given by its Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Weir, at BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry [https://www.biocentury.com/conferences/futureleaders/dates ] on 28 March 2014 will be webcast live. The presentation will take place at 9.30am ET in room 302/303 at the Millennium Broadway...

Heart Attack Patients May Soon Have Side Effect-Free Drug Option
2014-03-12 06:36:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new drug designed to stop a heart attack in its tracks, while reducing the damage caused, all without side effects, is one step closer to development thanks to a group of Melbourne scientists from Monash University. New hope for thousands of people who experience heart attacks and heart failure is provided by the study, published in a recent issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A team of scientists, led by...

Detailed Picture Of Protein Linked To Learning, Pain And Brain Disorders Created By Scientists
2014-03-07 11:26:29

Scripps Research Institute Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Vanderbilt University have created the most detailed 3-D picture yet of a membrane protein that is linked to learning, memory, anxiety, pain and brain disorders such as schizophrenia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and autism. "This receptor family is an exciting new target for future medicines for treatment of brain disorders," said P. Jeffrey Conn, PhD, Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology and director...

2014-03-07 08:25:11

LONDON and BOSTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, notes that its Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Weir, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, "Addressing cognitive deficits across CNS disorders: Potential to improve overall functional outcomes and QoL" (2:45pm-3:45pm CET on 10 March) at BIO-Europe Spring 2014 [http://www.ebdgroup.com/bes/index.php ], which takes place in...

Unhealthy Attachments
2014-02-27 13:15:13

University of California - Santa Barbara Using the surface forces apparatus and an atomic force microscope, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have taken a molecular approach to myelin membrane interactions, leading to insights into demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. Their research is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences. For a healthy nervous system, axons — the long projections of our nerve cells that run throughout our bodies — must...


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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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