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Image 1 - Biochemical Cell Signals Quantified For The First Time
2011-09-18 06:16:17

  Just as cell phones and computers transmit data through electronic networks, the cells of your body send and receive chemical messages through molecular pathways. The term “cell signaling” was coined more than 30 years ago to describe this process. Now, for the first time, scientists have quantified the data capacity of a biochemical signaling pathway and found a surprise — it´s way lower than even an old-fashioned, dial-up modem. “This key...

2011-08-11 22:06:11

Cancer needs blood. In fact, some cancer medications work solely to slow or prevent cancer cells from creating new capillaries, choking off their much-needed blood and nutrient supply to halt the growth of tumors. In a paper published online Aug. 8 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at Stanford University describe the creation of a new type of engineered protein that is significantly more effective at preventing the formation of blood vessels by targeting not...

2010-01-25 13:40:57

Team discovers molecule long believed to need a partner in crime can, in fact, start chain of events on its own In a study to be published this week, a research team is challenging a prevailing belief about the behavior of a human protein linked to the formation of cancer, possibly breathing new life into the search for therapies that will inhibit that protein from "turning on" genes involved in abnormal cell proliferation. "The body is made up of cells that communicate with each other and...

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2009-12-01 09:10:00

Time-lapsed video of individual breast tissue cells reveals a never-before-seen event in the life of a cell: a protein that cycles between two major compartments in the cell. The results give researchers a more complete view of the internal signals that cause breast tissue cells to grow, events that go awry in cancer and are targets of drug development. The protein ERK, which helps cells respond to growth factors, travels back and forth between the nucleus, where genes are turned on and off,...

2009-07-21 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich.,. July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that they have recently donated 41 canonical pathway maps to the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research (www.isicr.org). These maps are constructed from manually curated, experimentally validated biological and chemical pathway interactions. Each map describes multi-step signaling covering the full spectrum of cellular signaling from ligand-receptor...


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