Large-scale study of adaptation in yeast could help explain the evolution of cancer
Jul 18, 2017
Genes provide instructions to cells in the body telling them what to do and not do in order to function optimally. Small changes in genes, called mutations, can have major consequences. Similar to a glitch in a computer's ...
Study reveals ways in which cells feel their surroundings
Jul 18, 2017
Cells push out tiny feelers to probe their physical surroundings, but how much can these tiny sensors really discover? A new study led by Princeton University researchers and colleagues finds that the typical cell's environment ...
Biosensors light up cellular signaling processes
Jul 17, 2017
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have converted a naturally occurring fluorescent protein from corals into a biosensor that can be used to monitor the cellular thioredoxin (Trx) system, which is a promising ...
Tackling disease in three dimensions—supercomputers help decode RNA structure
Jul 13, 2017
A cure for cancer, HIV and other stubborn diseases has evaded the brightest minds for generations. But with supercomputers – computing systems that can calculate, analyze and visualize extremely large amounts of data – ...
Nanomedicine opens door to precision medicine for brain tumors
Jul 12, 2017
Early phase Northwestern Medicine research has demonstrated a potential new therapeutic strategy for treating deadly glioblastoma brain tumors.
Big-data analysis points toward new drug discovery method
Jul 12, 2017
A research team led by scientists at UC San Francisco has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs, including some that have already been ...
Researchers develop tumor-targeting MRI contrast based on human protein
Jul 07, 2017
A team led by Gang Han, PhD, has designed a human protein-based, tumor-targeting Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) contrast that can be easily cleared by the body. The discovery holds promise for clinical application, including ...
'Nanolock' detects cancer mutation; could lead to early diagnoses, personalized therapies
Jul 05, 2017
The moment when healthy cells turn into cancer cells is a critical point. And if caught early enough, many cancers can be stopped in their tracks. One group reports in ACS Sensors that they have developed an accurate and ...
World's smallest and most accurate 3-D-printed biopsy robot
Jul 04, 2017
The world's smallest and most accurate 3-D-printed biopsy robot was revealed last week.
New insight into how telomeres protect cells from premature senescence
Jun 30, 2017
Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have further uncovered the secrets of telomeres, the caps that protect the ends of our chromosomes. They discovered that ...