Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Announcement

Cell bio society’s journal joins portable peer review platform

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) is one of the first journals to participate in a new platform that enables journal-independent, “portable” peer review. A…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetic Variation in Individual Brain Cell Types May Predict Disease Risk

One might think that the primary cause of most genetically linked diseases comes from mutations in coding DNA — alterations in coding regions of the…

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 : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Quantitative Biology Opens Trail to Ecological Exploration, Evolutionary Prediction

One of the best studied topics of molecular biology is bacterial chemotaxis—the movement of bacterial cells in response to chemical stimuli. While scientists at UC…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Research Articles

A secret in our saliva: Food and germs helped humans evolve into unique member of great apes

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Two million years of eating meat and cooked food may have helped humans shift further from other great apes on the evolutionary…

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 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 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Breast cancer gene a potential target for childhood liver cancer treatment

Osaka, Japan - Hepatoblastoma is a rare form of liver cancer affecting just a few individuals per million. However, it is the leading cause of…

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 Starting Grant for MDC scientist Jane Reznick

Learning from naked mole-rats is key to Jane Reznick's research into new therapies for heart disease and strokes. She has now been awarded an ERC…

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

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

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

Novel approach leads to potential sepsis prevention in burn patients

Immediately following severe burns, bacteria reach the wound from different sources, including the patient's skin, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tracts and health care-related human contact. Within…

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

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 : 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 : 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

New insights into how diet & medication impact the influence of gut bacteria on our health

Research published in Cell on 29th August by the groups of Filipe Cabreiro from the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and Imperial College and…

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 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

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 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

New DNA sequencer method achieves early-stage and broad-range detection of wheat diseases

Plant diseases, especially those caused by fungal pathogens, jeopardize global crop biosecurity and preventing them requires rapid detection and identification of causal agents. Traditional methods…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

A new drug could revolutionize the treatment of neurological disorders

The international team of scientists from Gero Discovery LLC, the Institute of Biomedical Research of Salamanca, and Nanosyn, Inc. has found a potential drug that…

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 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

U of T researchers engineer antibodies that unlock body’s regenerative potential

Our body makes antibodies to fight infections. But the synthetic versions of these molecules could hold the key to stimulating the body's ability to regenerate.…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

New biosensor provides insight into the stress behaviour of plants

They are tiny signalling molecules that play important roles in many processes in living organisms. However, the exact function of these substances is often still…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Turbocharging the body’s natural killer cells to defeat cancer

Natural Killer (NK) cells have long been the soldiers of the immune system that prevents the growth and spread of cancers, and subduing this army…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

BRAIN grant will fund new tools to study astrocytes

In the brain, cells called astrocytes are at least as abundant as neurons, but are much less understood. While neuroscientists have begun to appreciate how…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Grant awarded to MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D.

BAR HARBOR, MAINE -- The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that James A. Coffman, Ph.D. , has received a two-year grant totaling $166,000 from the…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists advance search for memory’s molecular roots

HOUSTON - (Aug. 26, 2019) - A new piece of a difficult puzzle -- the nature of memory -- fell into place this week with…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Runaway mitochondria cause telomere damage in cells

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2019 - Researchers at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provide the first concrete evidence for the long-held belief that sick mitochondria pollute the…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Sea snail compound reduces cancer risk

The remarkable ability of a small Australian sea snail to produce a colourful purple compound to protect its eggs is proving even more remarkable for…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Identification of all types of germ cells tumors

Germ cell tumors constitute a diverse group of rare tumors, which occur in the testes, ovaries and also in other places. Some germ cell tumors…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

How plants measure their carbon dioxide uptake

When water is scarce, plants can close their pores to prevent losing too much water. This allows them to survive even longer periods of drought,…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists have found longevity biomarkers

An international group of scientists studied the effects of 17 different lifespan-extending interventions on gene activity in mice and discovered genetic biomarkers of longevity. The…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy

How do cells generate and use energy? This question might seem simple, but the answer is far from simple. Furthermore, knowing how microbial cell factories…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Novel paradigm in drug development

Traditional medicines mostly function as inhibitors, attacking the disease-relevant proteins that cause cancer, by binding to their accessible pockets. Following this strategy, only ~20% of…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researcher works to understand how gonorrhea develops resistance to antibiotics

Steadily and relentlessly, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea has slipped past medicine's defenses, acquiring resistance to once-reliable drugs, including penicillin, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin. These former…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Brain’s astrocytes play starring role in long-term memory

LA JOLLA--(August 22, 2019) Star-shaped cells called astrocytes help the brain establish long-lasting memories, Salk researchers have discovered. The new work adds to a growing…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

K+ Channel Study Could Help Develop Drugs for Life-Threatening Conditions

In every living cell, from free-living bacterium to neurons in the human brain, highly specialized small conduits, known as potassium (K+) channels, are responsible for…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms

LA JOLLA--(August 23, 2019) The ability to edit genes in living organisms offers the opportunity to treat a plethora of inherited diseases. However, many types…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

CNIO discovers a connection between nutrients and follicular lymphoma

Cancer deploys a vast array of resources to grow: from instability in its genome to inflammation, as well as the creation of new blood vessels,…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Plant protection: Researchers develop new modular vaccination kit

Simple, fast and flexible: It could become significantly easier to vaccinate plants against viruses in future. Scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the Leibniz…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s disease development identified

Irvine, Calif. -- Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting,…