News tagged with cellular biology
An article published on the journal Nature describes the major role that Pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) —an enzyme of cellular energy metabolism— plays in the regulation of the cellular senescence induce ...
Cancer May 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
'Brainbow,' version 2.0: Researchers refine breakthrough system for producing images of brain, nervous system
(Medical Xpress)—The breakthrough technique that allowed scientists to obtain one-of-a-kind, colorful images of the myriad connections in the brain and nervous system is about to get a significant upgrade.
Neuroscience May 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
As scientists learn more about processing bodies (PBs), granules present within normal cells, they are unraveling the complex role PBs play in maintaining cellular homeostasis by regulating RNA metabolism ...
Medical research May 16, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Using precisely-targeted lasers, researchers manipulate neurons in worms' brains, take control of their behavior
In the quest to understand how the brain turns sensory input into behavior, Harvard scientists have crossed a major threshold. Using precisely-targeted lasers, researchers have been able to take over an animal's ...
Neuroscience Sep 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—When a baby is born, one of the first things a parent will do is count fingers and toes. New research conducted at UC San Francisco sheds lights on how these specialized digits are formed.
Medical research May 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A massive study analyzing gene expression data from 22 tumor types has identified multiple metabolic expression changes associated with cancer. The analysis, conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, ...
Cancer Apr 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Suppose you had $1,000 to invest in the stock market. How would you decide to pick one stock over another? Scientists have made great progress in understanding the neuroscience behind how people choose between ...
Neuroscience Apr 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a compound that boosts levels of a survival factor in neurons threatened by Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Sep 05, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Bone marrow cells that produce brain-derived eurotrophic factor (BDNF), known to affect regulation of food intake, travel to part of the hypothalamus in the brain where they "fine-tune" appetite, said researchers from Baylor ...
Medical research Feb 26, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0 |
The most common inherited form of mental retardation and autism, fragile X syndrome, turns some brain cells into chatterboxes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
An Indiana University-led research team, along with a group of national and international collaborators, has identified and prioritized a comprehensive group of genes most associated with schizophrenia that together can generate ...
Genetics May 15, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Research at the University of Edinburgh tracked electrical signals in the part of the brain linked to spatial awareness.
Neuroscience Jan 10, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 3 |
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.
Cancer Feb 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
The process researchers use to generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)—a special type of stem cell that can be made in the lab from any type of adult cell—is time consuming and inefficient. To ...
Medical research Sep 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have found that missteps in a basic cellular process, RNA splicing, is the culprit behind a class of rare neurological disorders manifested by intellectual disability and stunted development.
Genetics Mar 29, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |