News tagged with biochemistry

The balancing act to regulate the brain machinery

Molecular imbalance lies at the root of many psychiatric disorders. Current EU-funded research has discovered a major RNA molecular player in neurogenesis and has characterised its action and targets in the ...

Jun 08, 2012
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Discovery could reduce chemotherapy's side effects

A team of researchers at Duke University has determined the structure of a key molecule that can carry chemotherapy and anti-viral drugs into cells, which could help to create more effective drugs with fewer effects to healthy ...

Mar 11, 2012
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Knockout of protein prevents colon tumor formation in mice

A protein that regulates cell differentiation in normal tissue may play a different role in colon and breast cancer, activating proliferation of damaged cells, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago ...

Sep 29, 2011
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