News tagged with molecular machinery
Hope in stopping melanoma from spreading: Study shows that inhibiting key protein prevents metastasis to lungs in mice
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have identified a critical protein role in the metastasis of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Inhibition of the protein known as adenosine diphosphate ribosylation ...
Cancer Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Medical research Feb 21, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (11) | 0 |
Scientists have isolated cancer stem cells that lead to the growth of Wilms' tumours, a type of cancer typically found in the kidneys of young children. The researchers have used these cancer stem cells to test a new therapeutic ...
Cancer Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
If you are overweight and pregnant, your baby isn't destined to a life of obesity after all, according to a new research report published online in The FASEB Journal. In the report, a team of U.S. scientists show that modify ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The finding involves the cancer gene RhoC, which has previously been shown to promote metastasis of many types of cancer. RhoC levels increase as breast cancer progresses and high levels of RhoC are associated with worse ...
Cancer Jul 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A drug candidate that has shown promise for neutralizing dangerous bacteria also prevents the parasite that causes malaria from growing, new research by a Yale University team headed by Nobel laureate Sidney Altman shows.
Medical research Apr 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the molecular pathway that enables receptors inside immune cells to find, and flag, fragments of pathogens trying to invade a host.
Immunology Feb 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Human genes are preferentially encoded by codons that are less likely to be mistranscribed (or "misread") into a STOP codon. This finding by Brian Cusack and colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics ...
Genetics Oct 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Glioblastoma is the most common and most lethal form of brain tumor in people. Research published in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design offers a novel way to determine what biological functi ...
Cancer Jul 06, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Brain cancer therapy may be more effective if the expression of an iron-storing protein is decreased to enhance the action of therapeutic drugs on brain cancer cells, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Cancer Jun 02, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
A discovery by Johns Hopkins scientists about how a single-celled fungus survives in low-oxygen settings may someday help humans whose immune systems are compromised by organ transplants or AIDS.
Medical research Apr 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0