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2013-04-12 16:04:34

A major factor in the advance of heart disease is the death of heart tissue, a process that a team of scientists at Temple University School of Medicine's (TUSM) Center for Translational Medicine think could be prevented with new medicines. Now, the researchers are one step closer to achieving that goal, thanks to their discovery of a key molecule in an unexpected place in heart cells — mitochondria, tiny energy factories that house the controls capable of setting off cells'...

2013-04-12 13:11:17

Protein spheres in the nucleus give wrong signal for cell division A new hypothesis has been developed by researchers in Bochum on how Alzheimer's disease could occur. They analyzed the interaction of the proteins FE65 and BLM that regulate cell division. In the cell culture model, they discovered spherical structures in the nucleus that contained FE65 and BLM. The interaction of the proteins triggered a wrong signal for cell division. This may explain the degeneration and death of nerve...

Do Your Genes Make You Lazy?
2013-04-09 18:17:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you´ve ever had a hard time getting motivated to go to the gym or get off the couch and head outside for a jog, it could be your genetics. According to a new study in the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, a team of Missouri researchers were able to selectively breed rats that had either an active or lazy disposition. “We have shown that it is possible to be genetically...

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...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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