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DNA Origami Nano-tool Used To Provide Important Clue To Cancer
2014-07-08 03:57:36

Karolinska Institutet Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have headed a study that has provided new knowledge about the EphA2 receptor, which is significant in several forms of cancer. This is important knowledge in itself – but just as important is how this study, which is published in the highly respected journal Nature Methods today, was conducted. The researchers used the method of DNA origami, in which a DNA molecule is shaped into a nanostructure, and used these...

2014-06-30 04:21:39

LONDON and BOSTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, is delighted to announce that Fiona Marshall, Heptares' Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder, has been invited to present at the Royal Society of Medicine Medical Innovations Summit. The event, which takes place on Saturday 5 July 2014 at The Royal Society of Medicine in London, UK, will feature presentations on pioneering...

2014-06-11 08:28:27

DATA FROM KINECT 1 AND KINECT 2 TARDIVE DYSKINESIA STUDIES SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) today announced that on June 11, 2014, two scientific posters associated with its study of NBI-98854 in Phase IIb clinical trials of tardive dyskinesia patients, will be presented at the 2014 Annual Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Stockholm Sweden. This annual meeting brings together over 5,000 clinicians and...

2014-03-26 11:18:13

The problems people with autism have with memory formation, higher-level thinking and social interactions may be partially attributable to the activity of receptors inside brain cells, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have learned. Scientists were already aware that the type of receptor in question was a potential contributor to these problems – when located on the surfaces of brain cells. Until now, though, the role of the same type of receptor...

2014-03-26 04:21:13

LONDON and BOSTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, notes that a company presentation to be given by its Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Weir, at BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry [https://www.biocentury.com/conferences/futureleaders/dates ] on 28 March 2014 will be webcast live. The presentation will take place at 9.30am ET in room 302/303 at the Millennium Broadway...

2014-03-07 08:25:11

LONDON and BOSTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, notes that its Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Weir, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, "Addressing cognitive deficits across CNS disorders: Potential to improve overall functional outcomes and QoL" (2:45pm-3:45pm CET on 10 March) at BIO-Europe Spring 2014 [http://www.ebdgroup.com/bes/index.php ], which takes place in...

2013-11-25 15:12:05

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed nanoscale “patches” that can be used to sensitize targeted cell receptors, making them more responsive to signals that control cell activity. The finding holds promise for promoting healing and facilitating tissue engineering research. The research takes advantage of the fact that cells in a living organism can communicate via physical contact. Specifically, when targeted receptors on the surface of a...

2013-08-09 09:50:20

Researchers from Tubingen resolve how a plant steroid hormone makes plants grow If one wants to better understand how plants grow, one must analyze the chemistry of life in its molecular detail. Michael Hothorn from the Friedrich-Miescher-Laboratory of the Max Planck Society in Tübingen and his team are doing just that. Their latest work now reveals that a plant membrane receptor requires a helper protein to sense a growth-promoting steroid hormone and to transduce this signal across the...

2013-07-09 21:26:51

Metal complex arrests elusive messenger “Pain begone!” In order to send out this signal, the human body produces tiny messenger molecules that dock to certain receptors. Using traditional biochemical methods, this interaction between the messengers, so-called enkephalins, and opioid receptors is very difficult to study. An interdisciplinary team of biochemists and inorganic chemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has now succeeded in...

2013-06-25 13:15:33

Glutamate-like receptor in Arabidopsis does not detect glutamate Plants possess receptors which are similar to the glutamate receptors in the brain of humans and animals. Biochemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) with colleagues from the University of Würzburg and the Agricultural University of China in Beijing have discovered that these receptors do not, however, recognize the amino acid glutamate, but many other different amino acids. The team reports in the journal "Science...


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call-note
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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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