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2011-12-19 13:07:13

In a major step that could revolutionize biomedical research, scientists have discovered a way to keep normal cells as well as tumor cells taken from an individual cancer patient alive in the laboratory – which previously had not been possible. Normal cells usually die in the lab after dividing only a few times, and many common cancers will not grow, unaltered, outside of the body. This new technique, described today online in the American Journal of Pathology, could be the critical...

2011-12-06 23:16:52

Research presented at ASCB annual meeting Defective mitochondria, the energy-producing powerhouses of the cell, trigger an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that first shows itself in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk, Canadian scientists reported at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, Dec. 6, in Denver. The disorder, Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS), was first identified in the late 1970s among the descendants of a small...

Couch Potatoes, Relaxing Can Make You Fatter
2011-12-02 05:33:52

50% more fat can be produced by sustained stretching, TAU researchers say Conventional wisdom says that exercise is a key to weight loss – a no-brainer. But now, Tel Aviv University researchers are revealing that life as a couch potato, stretched out in front of the TV, can actually be "active inactivity" – and cause you to pack on the pounds. Such inactivity actually encourages the body to create new fat in fat cells, says Prof. Amit Gefen of TAU's Department of Biomedical...

2011-11-15 21:15:41

Researchers have developed a new genetic screening tool that will aid in the investigation of possible treatments for patients with melanoma and the unique genetic mutations that may accompany the disease, according to data presented at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference: Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, held Nov. 12-16, 2011. Heinz-Herbert Fiebig, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medical oncology at the University of Freiburg in Germany, presented data from 25...

2011-11-10 11:00:00

Study of hereditary Parkinson's finds that mitochondria can't be cleared out when damaged BOSTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current thinking about Parkinson's disease is that it's a disorder of mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles inside cells, causing neurons in the brain's substantia nigra to die or become impaired. A study from Children's Hospital Boston now shows that genetic mutations causing a hereditary form of Parkinson's disease cause mitochondria to...

2011-11-09 10:34:38

Study has implications for humans UCLA life scientists have identified a gene that slows the aging process. The biologists, working with fruit flies, activated a gene called PGC-1, which increases the activity of mitochondria, the tiny power generators in cells that control cell growth and tell cells when to live and die. "We took this gene and boosted its activity in different cells and tissues of the fly and asked whether this impacts the aging process," said David Walker, an...

2011-10-27 06:00:00

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) is pleased to announce that it has executed a letter of intent to acquire LifeGen Technologies, LLC, a genomics company based in Madison, Wisconsin for $11,662,500. The letter of intent includes the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of LifeGen, including its tissue bank, proprietary gene expression database, patents and intellectual property related to gene research. In connection with the...

2011-10-15 07:00:00

Westerly reports that for many women, current skin care products are just not enough. Now even women struggling with the appearance of their skin have pure, natural, clinically proven skin care products to address their specific beauty problems Ghent, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2011 Named âœBest Store in NYC,â Westerly Health Foods is a premier natural products store in NYC that has introduced DADO SENS Derma Cosmetics. DADO SENS is the first natural...

2011-10-12 16:06:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StriVectin®, the clinical anti-aging expert, was one of three honorees to receive The Skin Cancer Foundation's 2011 Skin Sense Award Tuesday night at The Plaza. The award, presented at the Foundation's annual gala, honors exceptional achievement in skin health. The company was recognized for its exclusive NIA-114(TM) molecule, a multi-patented, proprietary technology rooted in 30 years of research into DNA repair and skin cancer...

2011-09-06 22:13:37

Sanford-Burnham researchers unravel how the interplay between two cellular processes–autophagy and lipid metabolism–influences lifespan in C. elegans worms Aging is generally accepted as a universal fact of life, but how do humans and other organisms age at the molecular level? At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), a team led by Malene Hansen, Ph.D., uses a type of worm called Caenorhabditis elegans to work out the molecular underpinnings of the aging...