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2014-02-25 14:43:26

Cancer cells have long been known to have higher rates of the energy-generating metabolic pathway known as glycolysis. This enhanced glycolysis, a phenomenon known as the Warburg effect, is thought to allow cancer cells to survive the oxygen-deficient conditions they experience in the center of solid tumors. A study in The Journal of Cell Biology reveals how damaged cells normally switch off glycolysis as they shut down and shows that defects in this process may contribute to the early stages...

2014-02-25 13:58:56

Technological discovery Cells in our body are constantly dividing to maintain our body functions. At each division, our DNA code and a whole machinery of supporting components has to be faithfully duplicated to maintain the cell’s memory of its own identity. Researchers at BRIC, University of Copenhagen, have developed a new technology that has revealed the dynamic events of this duplication process and the secrets of cellular memory. The results are published in Nature Cell Biology....

2014-02-20 14:57:31

At 58th Biophysical Society Meeting, researchers from Stanford University try to tease out why a lengthened protein leads to Huntington's disease Proteins are the workhorses of the cell, and their correctly folded three-dimensional structures are critical to cellular functions. Misfolded structures often fail to properly perform these vital jobs, leading to cellular stress and devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. In...

2014-02-18 14:09:05

Researchers from Warwick Medical School have discovered the key role of a protein in shutting down endocytosis during mitosis, answering a question that has evaded scientists for half a century. The study, published today in the journal eLife, is the first to outline the role of actin, a protein, in shutting down clathrin-dependent endocytosis during mitosis. Endocytosis is the process by which cells absorb molecules that are too large to pass through the plasma membrane, such as...

2014-02-15 23:03:30

The Protein Society, the only international society devoted to furthering research aimed at understanding proteins, announces the winners of The 2014 Protein Society Awards. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 The Protein Society, the only international society devoted to furthering research aimed at understanding proteins, announces the winners of The 2014 Protein Society Awards. The awards will be conferred at the 28th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society (July 27-30, 2014, San...

2014-02-15 23:03:23

TAK-N™ which stands for Tringali and Kreider Nutrition offers specially designed nutritional supplements and superior quality products. The company has announced it's new probiotic-infused "TAK-AWHEY" Peanut Butter Cup protein, a new pre-workout energy formula, "TAK-CHARGE and also a post-workout recovery formula "TAK-COVER. (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 PAOLI, PA– TAK-N™ Sports Supplements, a retailer of nutrition supplements announced that they will introduce...

2014-02-14 11:09:28

A protein that has been known until recently as part of a complex communications network within the cell also plays a direct role in regulating sugar metabolism, according to a new study published on-line in the journal Science Signaling (February 18, 2014). Cell growth and metabolism are tightly controlled processes in our cells. When these functions are disturbed, diseases such as cancer and diabetes occur. Mohamed Soliman, a PhD candidate at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute at...

2014-02-14 08:26:33

Clinical and Regulatory Plans for Two Lead Products Announced SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MultiVir, a leader in gene therapies for cancer treatment, presented to the investment community at the Leerink Global Healthcare Conference. Highlights of the presentation included an overview of the development plans for the company's two lead products which are supported by strong pre-clinical and clinical data. MultiVir's adenoviral p53 (Ad-p53) and adenoviral interleukin 24...

2014-02-13 12:27:43

MILLBROOK, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald Fresne, President and CEO of Egenix, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Emmanuel Petricoin III, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Emanuel F Petricoin has been the Co-Director of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) at George Mason University since 2005, where he is a University Professor. Prior to this position, he served as Co-Director of the FDA-NCI...

2014-02-13 10:36:55

Ribosomes, the cellular machines that build proteins, are themselves made up of dozens of proteins and a few looping strands of RNA. A new study, reported in the journal Nature, offers new clues about how the ribosome, the master assembler of proteins, also assembles itself. "The ribosome has more than 50 different parts – it has the complexity of a sewing machine in terms of the number of parts," said University of Illinois physics professor Taekjip Ha, who led the research with U. of...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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