Blocking obesity with a protein-sugar combination
Jan 10, 2017
Researchers at the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology in Japan have discovered an enzyme that can prevent obesity in mice. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the study shows ...
Scientists reveal 'safety catch' within all dividing cells
Dec 08, 2016
Researchers have made a major discovery about how cells control when to divide - representing a step forward in scientists' understanding of one of the most fundamental processes of life.
Cancer stem cells—new method analyzes 10,000 cells at once
Sep 23, 2016
A new device for studying tumor cells can trap 10,000 individual cells in a single chip.
Drug-loaded synthetic nanoparticles can distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells
Sep 15, 2016
Researchers with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center successfully developed a synthetic polymer that can transport a drug into lung cancer cells without going inside of normal lung cells.
Findings about protein could open door to new class of antibiotics
Sep 01, 2016
Researchers have made the first-ever detailed, atomic-level images of a peroxiredoxin, which has revealed a peculiar characteristic of this protein and might form the foundation for a new approach to antibiotics.
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.
New study explains how very aggressive cancer cells use energy to divide, move
Jun 14, 2016
Cancer cells and normal cells both divide and move, but with cancer cells it's like they're on steroids: everything is bigger, faster, more.
A gene called Prkci helps organize organisms and their organs
Jun 13, 2016
A gene called Prkci can point cells in the right direction, according to a new study in Developmental Biology.
Cell Labelling via Photobleaching: A precious ally for scientific research
May 24, 2016
(University of Montreal) A multidisciplinary team of researchers gives birth to a unique method that enables instant, specific labeling of individual cells, Cell Labelling via Photobleaching (CLaP). This method will become ...
Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes
Mar 14, 2016
For decades, researchers have tried to duplicate the function of beta cells, the tiny insulin-producing entities that don't work properly in patients with diabetes. Insulin injections provide painful and often imperfect substitutes. ...