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2010-08-16 15:33:33

In a discovery that has implications for developing treatments against cancer and potentially deadly viruses, researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have discovered the function of proteins that can enhance the progression of certain viruses and cancer cells.

2010-07-28 19:20:23

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a molecular pathway responsible for the death of key nerve cells whose loss causes Parkinson's disease.

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2010-06-13 07:36:15

Engineers turn a drawback — the stickiness of gold nanoparticles — into an advantage.

2010-06-06 07:10:24

With the rapid and continuous advances in biotechnology, scientists are better able to see inside the nucleus of a cell to unlock the secrets of its genetic material.

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2010-03-22 06:45:00

Researchers unveil scientific results from siRNA Phase I clinical trial in cancer patients.

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2010-03-11 00:50:00

Scientists have now identified a molecular master switch that catalyzes these cells' transition to mature, myelin-making mavens.

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2010-02-16 11:05:46

One of the difficulties of fighting cancer is that drugs often hit other non-cancerous cells, causing patients to get sick.

2010-02-03 17:06:28

Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania studying oocytes in mice, the immature egg cells necessary for sexual reproduction, have demonstrated an unusual behavior in microRNA, or miRNA, activity that may be the first event in reprogramming the differentiated oocyte into pluripotent blastomeres of the embryo.

2010-02-01 18:05:45

Johns Hopkins scientists believe they may have figured out how genetic snippets called microRNAs are able to shut down the production of some proteins.

2010-01-11 07:36:49

Regulating protein levels is key to biomedical research in humans and model organisms.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.