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2013-04-01 23:01:45

In a first-of-its-kind experiment using microvesicles generated from mesenchymal bone marrow cells (MSCs) to treat cancer, neurological researchers at Henry Ford Hospital have discovered a novel approach for treatment of tumors. Specifically, the research team found that introducing genetic material produced by MSCs significantly reduced a particularly resistant form of malignant brain tumor in living lab rats. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 DETROIT — In a first-of-its-kind...

2013-03-07 23:01:59

New England Peptide acquires next generation exosome and microvesicle affinity technology for potential detection of cancer and other diseases. Gardner, MA (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 New England Peptide, Inc. (NEP) today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI). Under the terms of the agreement NEP has acquired the worldwide exclusive rights for Vn96 and a portfolio of other peptide compounds to be used for the research grade...

2013-01-29 10:14:54

A new way of looking at a cell's surface reveals the distribution of small molecules in the cell membrane, changing the understanding of its organization. A novel imaging study by researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of Illinois and the National Institutes of Health revealed some unexpected relationships among molecules within cell membranes. Their findings provide a new way of studying cell structure and ultimately its function. Led by Mary Kraft...

Scientists Create Temporary Holes In Cells
2013-01-23 19:20:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Delivering Large Molecules to Cells In Membranes ] Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a safe way to squeeze large molecules through a narrow construction in cell membranes. The membrane around living cells helps to regulate what gets in and out of the cell. This barrier helps control the cell´s internal environment, but makes it difficult for scientists to...

2013-01-15 10:44:38

Using an innovative approach, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have determined the structure of Ltn1, a recently discovered “quality-control” protein that is found in the cells of all plants, fungi and animals. Ltn1 appears to be essential for keeping cells´ protein-making machinery working smoothly. It may also be relevant to human neurodegenerative diseases, for an Ltn1 mutation in mice leads to a motor-neuron disease resembling amyotrophic lateral...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.