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Research finding provides new target for regulating cell division

Research finding provides new target for regulating cell division

Modern genome sequencing methods used to measure the efficiency of synthesis of individual protein during cell division has found that the enzymes that make lipids and membranes were synthesized at much greater efficiency when a cell is ready to split. [More]
Blocking molecular signaling pathway could prevent or reverse peripheral neuropathy

Blocking molecular signaling pathway could prevent or reverse peripheral neuropathy

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre in Canada, have identified a molecular signaling pathway that, when blocked, promotes sensory neuron growth and prevents or reverses peripheral neuropathy in cell and rodent models of type 1 and 2 diabetes, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and HIV. [More]
Penn researchers discover antimicrobial that thwarts Zika viral entry into human cells

Penn researchers discover antimicrobial that thwarts Zika viral entry into human cells

A panel of small molecules that inhibit Zika virus infection, including one that stands out as a potent inhibitor of Zika viral entry into relevant human cell types, was discovered by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Penn Vet researchers identify potential target to fight against Ebola

Penn Vet researchers identify potential target to fight against Ebola

Viruses and their hosts are in a eternal game of one-upmanship. If a host cell evolves a way to stop a virus from spreading, the virus will look for a new path. And so on and so forth. [More]
Study identifies high levels of aluminium in the brains of familial Alzheimer's disease victims

Study identifies high levels of aluminium in the brains of familial Alzheimer's disease victims

A recently published study of the brains of familial Alzheimer's disease victims has found extremely high levels of aluminium in the tissue, announced Dr. Christopher Exley, researcher and professor at Keele University. [More]
Real-time study of medaka fish aboard ISS sheds light on bone metabolism under microgravity

Real-time study of medaka fish aboard ISS sheds light on bone metabolism under microgravity

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: Gravitational biology: Real time imaging and transcriptome analysis of medaka aboard space station [More]
New inverted microscope platform for life science research

New inverted microscope platform for life science research

Today, ZEISS introduces a new inverted microscope platform for life science research. The ZEISS Axio Observer family consists of three stable and modular microscope stands for flexible and efficient imaging. Scientists benefit from reproducible results from their experiments and high quality image data from a whole range of samples in a variety of conditions. ZEISS Axio Observer combines the proven quality of ZEISS optics with new automation features, allowing researchers to perform demanding multimodal imaging of living and fixed specimens. [More]
Cell powerhouses may be good therapeutic target for brain injury

Cell powerhouses may be good therapeutic target for brain injury

Cell powerhouses are typically long and lean, but with brain injury such as stroke or trauma, they can quickly become bloated and dysfunctional, say scientists who documented the phenomena in real time for the first time in a living brain. [More]
Researchers find high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus

Researchers find high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus

Researchers at Purdue University have determined the high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus, a step toward better understanding how the virus infects host cells and spreads. [More]
Study offers new insights into mechanisms underlying action of motor proteins

Study offers new insights into mechanisms underlying action of motor proteins

A study published today offers a new understanding of the complex cellular machinery that animal and fungi cells use to ensure normal cell division, and scientists say it could one day lead to new treatment approaches for certain types of cancers. [More]
TSRI researchers develop new approach to find how environmental estrogens impact public health

TSRI researchers develop new approach to find how environmental estrogens impact public health

Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment—called environmental estrogens—can produce infertility, abnormal reproductive development, including “precocious puberty,” and promote breast cancer. [More]
TSRI scientists develop new approach for understanding diverse effects of endocrine-disruptors

TSRI scientists develop new approach for understanding diverse effects of endocrine-disruptors

Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment--called environmental estrogens--can produce infertility, abnormal reproductive development, including "precocious puberty," and promote breast cancer. [More]
Study suggests new options for improving cancer immunotherapy

Study suggests new options for improving cancer immunotherapy

One of the main reasons cancer remains difficult to treat is that cancer cells have developed a multitude of mechanisms that allow them to evade destruction by the immune system. [More]
Acute stress can lead to delayed, long-term psychological trauma

Acute stress can lead to delayed, long-term psychological trauma

Mrs. M would never forget that day. She was walking along a busy road next to the vegetable market when two goons zipped past on a bike. One man's hand shot out and grabbed the chain around her neck. [More]
Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy sheds light on brain’s molecular mechanism

Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy sheds light on brain’s molecular mechanism

Advances in microscopy techniques have often triggered important discoveries in the field of neuroscience, enabling vital insights in understanding the brain and promising new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. [More]
Research reveals how microbial context during infectious disease can compromise antibiotic therapy

Research reveals how microbial context during infectious disease can compromise antibiotic therapy

Bacteria that are susceptible to antibiotics can survive when enough resistant cells around them are expressing an antibiotic-deactivating factor. [More]
Breakthrough technique uses sound to see inside live cells

Breakthrough technique uses sound to see inside live cells

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have developed a break-through technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer diagnosis. [More]
Researchers engineer promising live-attenuated RSV vaccine candidate

Researchers engineer promising live-attenuated RSV vaccine candidate

Crafting a vaccine against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been a minefield for 50 years, but scientists believe they have found the right balance. [More]
‘Watershed in metabolon research’ unlocks plants' secret medicinal toolbox

‘Watershed in metabolon research’ unlocks plants' secret medicinal toolbox

Metabolons, near-mythical clusters of enzymes, have been discovered for the first time. Using fluorescent tags and microscopy -- molecular movie technology - scientists have confirmed their existence, thus unlocking plants' secret medicinal toolbox. [More]
Qioptiq to unveil new wavelength pairing for iFLEX-Gemini laser series at SPIE Photonics West

Qioptiq to unveil new wavelength pairing for iFLEX-Gemini laser series at SPIE Photonics West

Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company and global technology leader in delivering innovative optical and photonic solutions, will present its new wavelength pairing for the popular iFLEX-Gemini Dual-Wavelength Laser Series with new 488/647nm wavelengths at SPIE Photonics West. [More]
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