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How Key Genes Cooperate To Make Healthy Skin
2011-09-21 04:02:48

  Scientists from Berkeley Lab, the University of Bradford and Boston University discover a crucial connection in skin formation Skin is the body's armor, protecting us from disease agents, injury, excessive water loss, and cold and heat. Yet mutations in a single gene, the gene for the protein p63, cause numerous diseases and malformations of the uppermost layer of skin — the epidermis — and other tissues. In the epidermis, these range from skin cancers to dysplasias...

2011-09-15 12:28:41

Scientists reveal how a type of white blood cells, called Natural Killer cells, protect the body from tumors and virus-infected cells Scientists reveal in more detail than ever before how white blood cells kill diseased tissue using deadly granules, in research published today in PLoS Biology. The researchers, from Imperial College London and the University of Oxford, used 'optical' laser tweezers and a super-resolution microscope to see the inner workings of white blood cells at the...

2011-09-02 16:48:24

New research from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Colorado at Boulder puts an unexpected twist on how mitochondria, the energy-generating structures within cells, divide. The work, which could have implications for a wide range of diseases and conditions, was published today (Sept. 2) in the journal Science. “It´s a paradigm shift in cell biology,” said Jodi Nunnari, professor and chair of molecular cell biology at UC Davis and a co-author of the...

2011-08-10 06:44:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ New scientific findings are crucial for infertility research and treatment and for a more comprehensive understanding of germ cell biology in general. Researchers have now found a way to turn mouse embryonic stem cells into sperm. Investigators coaxed mouse embryonic stem cells into sperm precursors, called primordial germ cells (PGCs), and discovered that these cells were able to produce healthy sperm. The researchers say that such in vitro reconstitution of germ...

2011-08-08 06:34:54

Discovery may have implications for many diseases Cells are the building blocks of the human body. They are a focus of scientific study, because when things go wrong at the cellular and molecular level the consequences for human health are often significant. A new finding based on multiple collaborations between UNC and Duke scientists over several years points to new avenues for investigation of cell metabolism that may provide insights into diseases ranging from neurodegenerative disorders...

2011-07-18 14:37:57

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists provide insight into immune system biology and identify the mechanism that keeps white blood cell activity at a minimum until the specific immune response is needed St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a key immune system regulator, a protein that serves as a gatekeeper in the white blood cells that produce the "troops" to battle specific infections. Researchers demonstrated the protein, Tsc1, is pivotal for...

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2011-07-18 08:00:15

A new technology for monitoring cellular interactions at the nano-scale provides detail never before achieved Using nanotechnology to engineer sensors onto the surface of cells, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a platform technology for monitoring single-cell interactions in real-time. This innovation addresses needs in both science and medicine by providing the ability to further understand complex cell biology, track transplanted cells, and develop effective...

2011-06-30 17:58:14

New information from fission yeast provides clues for research on cancer treatments When a cell divides, the genetic information in the chromosomes must be passed on error-free to the daughter cells. Researchers at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory in Tbingen are studying this process using fission yeast as a model organism. In cooperation with researchers at the University of Tbingen, they succeeded in attributing additional tasks to the Aurora enzymes, which were already recognized as...

2011-06-28 20:58:30

Using a new sample holder, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have further developed a new method for imaging individual cells. This makes it possible to produce snapshots that not only show the outline of the cell's contours but also the various molecules inside or on the surface of the cell, and exactly where they are located, something which is impossible with a normal microscope. Individual human cells are small, just one or two hundredths of a millimetre in diameter. As...

2011-06-06 15:41:29

Molecular mechanism driving the immune response identified for the first time Using the only microscope of its kind in Australia, medical scientists have been able for the first time to see the inner workings of T-cells, the front-line troops that alert our immune system to go on the defensive against germs and other invaders in our bloodstream. The discovery overturns prevailing understanding, identifying the exact molecular 'switch' that spurs T-cells into action "” a breakthrough...


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Cell (journal)
2012-06-04 14:15:36

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Benjamin Lewin in January 1974 with the sponsorship of MIT Press. Lewin bought the rights to the journal in 1986 and published it under his own publishing arm Cell Press. Cell Press was sold to Elsevier in 1999, which currently publishes Cell twice monthly. Cell Press publishes several biomedical journals, including Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry &...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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