A moving story of FHL2 and forces
7 hours ago
Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have revealed the molecular events leading to the regulation of cell growth and proliferation in response to stiffness of the ...
Newly characterized protein interaction may help in search for new cancer-fighting drugs
Oct 20, 2016
Some anticancer agents intend to disturb the function of the p97 protein complex, which is essential for survival of cancer cells. A team of researchers of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz ...
Professor uses frogs to conduct embryonic cell research
Oct 20, 2016
Mick Yoder, assistant professor of biology at Penn State Brandywine, is using a colony of frogs to study cell behavior in embryonic development.
Tasmanian devil fights back against face cancer: study
Oct 19, 2016
Scientists reported Wednesday the first evidence that the immune systems of wild Tasmanian devils can fight back against the contagious face cancer that has pushed the species to the brink of extinction.
New receptors discovered for Helicobacter pylori
Oct 18, 2016
Helicobacter pylori is a spiral bacterium that can colonize the human stomach - sometimes with fatal consequences. A research group led by Prof. Markus Gerhard of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Assistant Professor ...
Key epigenetic switch mechanism in gene regulation discovered
Oct 13, 2016
A Purdue University study pinpointed an epigenetic mechanism that is a key factor in how genes are switched on and off.
When push comes to shove: Size matters for particles in our bloodstream
Oct 05, 2016
Researchers at the University of Connecticut have uncovered new information about how particles behave in our bloodstream, an important advancement that could help pharmaceutical scientists develop more effective cancer drugs.
'Connectosomes' create gateway for improved chemo delivery, fewer side effects
Oct 04, 2016
Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new method that delivers chemotherapy directly and efficiently to individual cells. The approach, described in the Sept. 8 edition of the Journal ...
Portable biological factories create pharmaceuticals
Oct 03, 2016
Pellets made from freeze-dried molecular components make it possible to "just add water" to create diverse compounds without the need for refrigeration. This portable and inexpensive platform, intended to help those far away ...
Researchers quantify drug delivery from nanoparticles inside a cell
Oct 03, 2016
For the first time, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that the success of delivery of drugs from nanoparticles can be quantified inside a cell.