News tagged with precursor
Researchers have found a genetic variation predisposing children to six-times greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome when taking second-generation anti-psychotic medications. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Plant flavonoid luteolin blocks cell signaling pathways in colon cancer cells
Cancer Jan 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
Excessive levels of certain saturated fatty acids cause mitochondria to fragment, leading to insulin resistance in skeletal muscle, a precursor of type 2 diabetes, according to a paper in the January issue of the journal ...
Medical research Jan 20, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 8
Immune system abnormalities that mimic those seen with autism spectrum disorders have been linked to the amyloid precursor protein (APP), reports a research team from the University of South Florida's Department of Psychiatry ...
Immunology Jan 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The thalamus is the central translator in the brain: Specialized nerve cells (neurons) receive information from the sensory organs, process it, and transmit it deep into the brain. Researchers from the Institute ...
Neuroscience Dec 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered two proteins that are essential for the fusion of muscle cells to build muscle fibres. Their discovery might help us better understand and treat illnesses ...
Medical research Dec 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
The brains of individuals with Alzheimer's disease contain protein aggregates called plaques and tangles, which interfere with normal communication between nerve cells and cause progressive learning and memory ...
Neuroscience Dec 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in England is on track to cut bowel cancer deaths by its target of 16%, reveals an analysis of the first one million test results, published in Gut.
Cancer Dec 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Power -- defined as the ability to influence others -- makes people think differently. For North Americans, a feeling of power leads to thinking in a focused and analytical way, which may be beneficial when pursuing personal ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 06, 2011 | 2.5 / 5 (6) | 3 |
The word's first artificial windpipe transplant has been such a success that a second operation has been carried out and a third is being planned, The Lancet reported on Thursday.
Other Nov 24, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
One of the most recent, popular supplements for athletes looking to boost performance comes in the form of a naturally-occurring amino acid called L-arginine.
Other Nov 22, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Sluggish recycling of a protein-slicing enzyme could promote Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online on November 21 in The Journal of Cell Biology.
Medical research Nov 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has identified a new metabolic pathway for controlling brain inflammation, suggesting strategies for treating it.
Medical research Oct 20, 2011 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 1 |
In a paper published today in Diabetologia, a team at Joslin Diabetes Center, headed by Mary R. Loeken, PhD, has identified the enzyme AMP kinase (AMPK) as key to the molecular mechanism that significantly increases the ri ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 17, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A genomic study of chronic blood cancer - a precursor to leukaemia - has discovered gene mutations that could enable diagnosis using only a blood test, avoiding the need for an invasive and painful bone marrow biopsy.
Cancer Sep 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |