Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers discover a new way in which insulin interacts with its receptor

Since the discovery of insulin nearly 100 years ago, scientists have explored how it interacts with its receptor with the goal of improving the ability…

Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Phage Therapy Shows Promise for Alcoholic Liver Disease

Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that specifically destroy bacteria. In the early 20th century, researchers experimented with phages as a potential method for treating bacterial infections.…

Updated : Oct 21, 2019 in Announcement

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center’s J. Silvio Gutkind Joins National Academy of Medicine

Considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at University of California…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Immune Cell Identity Crisis: What Makes a Liver Macrophage a Liver Macrophage?

Every tissue in the human body has an immune cell in it called a macrophage. Macrophages play important roles in the immune system’s initial response…

Updated : Sep 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Skin-Cells-Turned-to-Heart-Cells Help Unravel Genetic Underpinnings of Cardiac Function

Genome-wide association studies have uncovered more than 500 genetic variants linked to heart function, everything from heart rate to irregular rhythms that can lead to…

Updated : Sep 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Leukemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating a Childhood Brain Cancer

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of medulloblastoma in mouse models than existing treatments…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers develop a tool for rapid breakdown of cellular proteins

Cellular functions depend on the functionality of proteins, and these functions are disturbed in diseases. A core aim of cell biological research is to determine…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Potential vaccine treats and prevents deadly streptococcal toxic shock

A new vaccine developed by Griffith University Institute for Glycomics researchers has the potential to treat and prevent toxic shock caused by invasive streptococcal disease,…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

DNA repair: Opening the hatch to heal the break

Various types of DNA damage can have serious repercussions, both for the individual cells in which they occur and for the organism as a whole.…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

NIH, Cincinnati Children’s scientists develop possible strategy for cancer drug resistance

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have devised a potential treatment against a common type of leukemia that…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Discovered a molecule that regulates the development of cancer in a variety of tumors

Sonia Guil, leader of the Regulatory and Chromatin RNA group of Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute, and Lourdes Farré of ProCURE (Idibell) have discovered an…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Honorees of the prestigious 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists announced

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences announced today the three Winners and six Finalists of the 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Research Articles

FAK Protein Linked to Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

Although the number of women being diagnosed and dying of ovarian cancer is declining, recurrence, drug resistance and mortality remain high for women with high-grade…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Unique multi-institute research to harness untapped reservoir of plant genes for bioenergy

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 3, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a major initiative important for the development of bioenergy crops…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Body’s ageing process accelerated by DNA changes, study suggests

DNA changes throughout a person's life can significantly increase their susceptibility to heart conditions and other age-related diseases, research suggests. Such alterations - known as…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Identification of new populations of immune cells in the lungs

Due to their function, the lungs are constantly exposed to various compounds carried in the air, sometimes harmful, sometimes harmless. The lung immune system plays…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Melatonin is a potential drug for the prevention of bone loss during space flight

[Background] For proper and healthy metabolism of bone, appropriate stimuli are necessary. In outer space with microgravity, calcium is lost from bone and bone mass…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Why fruit flies eat practically anything

Japan -- Say hello to the common fruit fly: a regular guest in all our homes, feasting on that banana peel you tossed into the…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

ERC awards €1.5 million to research into rhabdoid tumors

Rhabdoid tumors are aggressive tumors that occur in the brain, kidneys and soft tissues. Every year five to ten children in the Netherlands are diagnosed…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Fighting frostbite: Focusing on prevention and early drug treatment are the keys to success

Frostbite is an injury which usually affects the extremities, such as fingers and toes, and has the potential of causing irreversible tissue loss. The treatment…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise, new research shows

Exercise is known to reduce blood pressure - but the activity of bacteria in our mouths may determine whether we experience this benefit, according to…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

From CAR-T cells to collaborative robotics: 4 projects awarded with the ERC Starting grants

Four researchers at IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy have been awarded by European Research Council (ERC) Starting grants: Arash Ajoudani, Francesco Di…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Temple scientists identify promising new target to combat Alzheimer’s disease

(Philadelphia, PA) - Sometimes the more a person tries to fix a seemingly minor problem, the worse things become. Cells are no different, it turns…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2019) - Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have mapped a previously uncharted region…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists link ‘hunger hormone’ to memory in Alzheimer’s study

Scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found evidence suggesting that resistance to the "hunger hormone" ghrelin in the brain is linked to…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Enzyme known for promoting cancer found to also protect healthy cells

New research from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health reveals a new role for the enzyme telomerase. Telomerase's only known role…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Breast cancer can form ‘sleeper cells’ after drug treatment

Breast cancer medicines may force some cancer cells into 'sleeper mode', allowing them to potentially come back to life years after initial treatment. These are…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria

The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health problems such…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mystery solved about the machines that move your genes

Fleets of microscopic machines toil away in your cells, carrying out critical biological tasks and keeping you alive. By combining theory and experiment, researchers have…

Updated : Aug 31, 2019 in Uncategorized

Diabetes medication shows potential to reduce heart disease

TORONTO, August 31, 2019 - A new study from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada shed lights on how a class of medications that help…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists uncover key new molecules that could help to tackle tooth loss and regeneration

Our teeth take thousands of bites per day, and understanding exactly what holds them in place and how is key to helping people live with…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Moving faster in a crowd

Cell particles move more quickly through a crowded cellular environment when the crowding molecules are non-uniformly distributed. New research also shows that particle transport in…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Discovery paves the way for earlier detection of type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that typically emerges before the age of 20, wipes out the body's ability to produce insulin--a hormone that's essential…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

NSF Awards ‘Dream Team’ $1.1 Million for Blind Mexican Cavefish Research

How is it that a fish that lived in difficult to access caves in rural Mexico is becoming a leading model to study diabetes, insomnia,…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

DGIST Successfully defined the identity and dynamics of adult gastric isthmus stem cells

DGIST announced that Professor Jong Kyong Kim's team in the Department of New Biology participated in a joint research by South Korea, Austria, and the…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Closing the gap — a two-tier mechanism for epithelial barrier

Okazaki, Japan - Epithelia are cell sheets that act as a barrier to protect our body from the external environment. Epithelial barrier is critical to…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Blocking specific protein could provide new treatment for deadly form of prostate cancer

PHILADELPHIA - Blocking a kinase known as CDK7 sets off a chain reaction that results in the death of prostate cancer cells that have spread…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Math shows why animals see at night

Nocturnal and diurnal mammals see the same - but only for a brief time. When mice are born, the chromatin in the cells of their…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

High-end microscopy reveals structure and function of crucial metabolic enzyme

Within each cell, the power houses called mitochondria continuously break down molecules derived from food to generate energy as well as to produce new molecules…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Cancer cells ‘corrupt’ their healthy neighbors

The healthy cells immediately surrounding a tumour become more stem cell-like and support cancer growth, reveals a new study published in Nature . The discovery…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Brain stem cells have a good memory

The cerebral cortex acts as the control centre of our cognitive processes. During embryogenesis, dozens of types of neurons with distinct functions come together to…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Exposing how pancreatic cancer does its dirty work

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most insidious forms of the disease, in which an average of only 9% of patients are alive five years…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Cell biology — Potential drop signals imminent danger

Misfolded proteins must be promptly eliminated as they can form toxic aggregates in cells. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich biologists have studied how this process is…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Signal blocks stem cell division in the geriatric brain

Scientists from Basel have investigated the activity of stem cells in the brain of mice and discovered a key mechanism that controls cell proliferation. According…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

UTA awarded more than $2 million in CPRIT grants

The University of Texas at Arlington received more than $2.1 million in grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to support…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Molecular big data, a new weapon for medicine

From 9 to 11 September, the [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference, organized by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, will bring together international and Swiss-based…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers describe a mechanism inducing self-killing of cancer cells

Researchers have described a new mechanism which induces the self-killing of cancer cells by perturbing ion homeostasis. A research team from the Department of Biochemical…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

The role of a single molecule in obesity

A single cholesterol-derived molecule, called 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC), lurks inside your bloodstream and will increase your body fat, even if you don't eat a diet filled…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Leading Scientist Lands $1.7 Million NIH Grant for Novel Tissue Engineering Approach

The prevalence of eye disease in the United States is staggering, despite major advances in treatment options and surgeries. According to the National Eye Institute,…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Retina-on-a-chip provides powerful tool for studying eye disease

The development of a retina-on-a-chip, which combines living human cells with an artificial tissue-like system, has been described today in the open-access journal eLife .…