News tagged with molecules

A new player in lipid metabolism discovered

(Medical Xpress)—Specially engineered mice that lacked a particular gene did not gain weight when fed a typical high-fat, obesity-inducing Western diet. Yet, these mice ate the same amount as their normal ...

Aug 05, 2014
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Small RNAs in blood may reveal heart injury

(Medical Xpress)—Like clues to a crime, specific molecules in the body can hint at exposure to toxins, infectious agents or even trauma, and so help doctors determine whether and how to treat a patient. ...

Aug 01, 2014
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Possible new combination treatment for cancer

Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy have developed a new cancer treatment that has proved to be effective in mice. The treatment, which is presented in the prestigious scientific journal PNAS, is based ...

Jun 19, 2014
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A key step toward a safer strep vaccine

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified the genes encoding a molecule that famously defines Group A Streptococcus (strep ...

Jun 11, 2014
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The secret life of serotonin

As a graduate student, Chris Skipwith studied cardiovascular disease and was particularly interested in the biophysics of the proteins involved in blood clotting. "We were very interested in how clotting ...

Jun 10, 2014
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