Latest National Institute of General Medical Sciences Stories
Scientists have reported discovering a new technique of developing human skin cells to carry properties of powerful embryonic stem cells.
By Dan Vergano Glowing jellyfish have lit the way to 2008's Nobel Prize in chemistry for one Japanese and two American researchers, pioneers in illuminating biological processes inside cells and behind diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's.
ArtusLabs, Inc., a leading provider of life science software tools and data management solutions, has entered into a partnership with Boston University's Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development (CMLD) to develop a way to standardize and expand the way in which stereochemistry, and ultimately a three-dimensional structures, are represented in the International Chemical Identifier (InChI(TM)).
Using a new method to identify networks of infection-fighting genes, scientists writing in today's (8-31) online edition of Nature say more than 15 percent of our genes are mobilized to defend against microbial attacks.
A multi-institutional research collaborative has begun to decipher the complex interplay of genes that underlies the body's response to major injuries.
Researchers at Yale have identified a gene that regulates the major immune response in plants, programmed cell death (PCD), according to a recent report in the journal Cell.
- The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.