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2014-06-23 13:34:53

Duke University Medical Center A team of scientists from Duke Medicine, the University of Michigan and Stanford University has determined the underlying architecture of a cellular signaling complex involved in the body's response to stimuli such as light and pain. This complex, consisting of a human cell surface receptor and its regulatory protein, reveals a two-step mechanism that has been hypothesized previously but not directly documented. The findings, reported on June 22, 2014,...

2013-04-22 22:29:32

A three-dimensional image of one of the proteins that serves as an on-off switch as it binds to receptors on the surface of a cell suggests there may be a sort of main power switch that could be tripped. These surface receptors are responsible for helping cells discern light, set the heart racing, or detect pain. The finding, published online April 21, 2013, in the journal Nature by a research collaboration involving this year's Nobel laureates in chemistry, could help in the development...

Nobel Prize In Chemistry Awarded To Two US Scientists
2012-10-10 13:55:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Groundbreaking research into how the protein receptors of cells detect and respond to external signals -- work that could lead to the development of better drugs to combat cancer and diabetes -- has earned two US scientists the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Sixty-nine year old Robert Lefkowitz, a professor at Duke University Medical Center, and 57-year-old Brian Kobilka, a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, were...

2008-10-20 03:00:18

The international jury brought together by La Fondation Ipsen on June 2, 2006 in Toronto (Canada), under the presidency of Professor Iain Robinson (National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK) awarded the 6th Endocrine Communication and Regulation Prize to William F. Crowley (Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA) for his pioneering research on GnRH, a peptide hormone secreted by the hypothalamus which plays a role in the sexual development of humans. He...

2008-09-25 09:00:54

Dr. Robert Lefkowitz has been awarded the National Medal of Science for his contribution to biology, and will receive the award from President Bush at a White House ceremony on Monday September 29th. Dr. Lefkowitz, 65, who is currently an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Duke University Medical Centre, has been recognized for his pioneering work understanding the G-protein coupled receptor system and its...


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