News tagged with cellular mechanisms

Researchers identify 'switch' for long-term memory

Neurobiologists at Heidelberg University have identified calcium in the cell nucleus to be a cellular "switch" responsible for the formation of long-term memory. Using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model, the ...

Jul 09, 2013
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Neuroblastoma: Autophagy protects from chemotherapy

Neuroblastomas are pediatric tumors that originate from cells of the embryonic nervous system. The disease can take widely varying clinical courses that range from spontaneous regression to fatal outcomes. Highly aggressive ...

Jul 01, 2013
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Unraveling tumor growth one stem cell at a time

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that a single mutation in a leukemia-associated gene reduces the ability of blood stem cells to make more blood stem cells, but leaves their progeny daughter cells ...

Jun 04, 2013
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