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2014-09-11 12:27:57

DALLAS and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2M Companies, and Calico today announce a new collaboration to advance research and drug development for neurodegenerative disorders caused by the aging and death of nerve cells. This week, UT Southwestern researchers published a new paper about the molecular target of P7C3 compounds, a class that has been shown to help in various animal models of neurodegeneration. UT...

2014-06-27 15:18:52

UT Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern cancer researchers have identified a promising molecule that blocks bone destruction and, therefore, could provide a potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis and bone metastases of cancer. The molecule, miR-34a, belongs to a family of small molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) that serve as brakes to help regulate how much of a protein is made, which in turn, determines how cells respond. UT Southwestern researchers found that mice...

2014-04-29 12:34:38

DALLAS, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today announced the election of Dr. Zhijian "James" Chen, professor of molecular biology, who holds the George L. MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science and is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at UT Southwestern Medical Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140429/81899 Being elected to the NAS is one of the highest honors in American science, and with Dr....

2013-12-27 10:33:27

A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. In the study, published online today in Cell Reports, scientists found that inhibiting the action of a protein called BRD4 caused cancer cells to die in a mouse model of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). "This study identifies a potential new therapeutic target to combat MPNST, an incurable...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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