Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien dies; helped track cells
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Roger Tsien, a University of California, San Diego professor who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for helping develop fluorescent markers that could tag cancer cells or track the advance of Alzheimer's disease in ...
Research outlines cellular communication processes that make life possible
Aug 29, 2016
Researchers have discovered a mechanism of intercellular communication that helps explain how biological systems and actions - ranging from a beating heart to the ability to hit a home run - function properly most of the ...
DNA chip offers big possibilities in cell studies
Aug 25, 2016
A UT Dallas physicist has developed a novel technology that not only sheds light on basic cell biology, but also could aid in the development of more effective cancer treatments or early diagnosis of disease.
Israeli scientists say they can block melanoma spread
Aug 23, 2016
Israeli scientists have uncovered how the most severe form of skin cancer spreads to other organs in a discovery that could revolutionise treatment of the disease, they said Tuesday.
Nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behaviour of stem and cancer cells
Aug 23, 2016
Novel scaffolds are shown enabling cells to behave in a different but controlled way in vitro due to the presence of aligned, self-assembled ceramic nanofibers of an ultra-high anisotropy ratio augmented into graphene shells.
How cell nuclei squeeze into tight spaces
Aug 22, 2016
As cells move throughout our bodies, they often have to squeeze through tight nooks and crannies in their environment, reliably springing back to their original shape. The structures involved in this process are still a mystery, ...
Creating a molecular snapshot of the way proteins interact could help development of new cancer drugs
Aug 22, 2016
When new cancer cells break free of their original tumor, they travel the blood system and land in distant organs to kindle new tumors. It's these new cancer settlements, through a process called metastasis, that are often ...
New technologies show how cancer cells protect chromosomes from decay
Aug 18, 2016
As the rope of a chromosomes replicates, it frays at the ends. No problem: A chromosome's ends have extra twine so that fraying doesn't reach into the body of the rope where the important information resides. This extra twine ...
Blocking a human branched DNA enzyme offers new ways of targeting a crucial enzyme family for cancer
Aug 17, 2016
An international team of scientists has discovered how compounds block flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) - a crucial enzyme class in the DNA damage response and potential target for cancer treatment.
Detailed structure of cell's garbage disposal unit reveals surprise in how it is targeted by cancer drugs
Aug 04, 2016
Cancer cells are more dependent on a cellular garbage disposal unit—the proteasome—than healthy cells, and cancer therapies take advantage of this dependency. Scientists at EMBL and MPI determined the proteasome's 3D ...