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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...

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...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.