News tagged with cellular biology

Arsenic for better drugs and cleaner crops

Research carried out at the University of Gothenburg may lead to more effective arsenic-containing drugs. The results may also lead to more resistant plants, and crops with a limited absorption and storage of arsenic.

Jun 25, 2012
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Discovery may lead to targeted heart disease treatments

University of Guelph researchers have found the location and effect of abnormal heart proteins that can cause cardiac failure, a discovery that points to potential new ways to treat the most costly health problem in the world.

May 08, 2012
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New yeast prion helps cells survive

One of the greatest mysterious in cellular biology has been given a new twist thanks to findings reported in Science. Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute show that prions, proteins that transm ...

Apr 23, 2012
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Study finds cancer-fighting goodness in cholesterol

A Simon Fraser University researcher is among four scientists who argue that cholesterol may slow or stop cancer cell growth. They describe how cholesterol-binding proteins called ORPs may control cell growth in A Detour ...

Apr 19, 2012
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Newly found protein helps cells build tissues

As they work together to form body parts, cells in developing organisms communicate like workers at a construction site. The discovery of a new signaling molecule in flies by Brown University biologists not only helps explain ...

Apr 02, 2012
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Researchers find new drug target for lung cancer

Drugs targeting an enzyme involved in inflammation might offer a new avenue for treating certain lung cancers, according to a new study by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Feb 16, 2012
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