News tagged with toxic molecules
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from the University of Tokyo have uncovered the physical layout of a transmembrane protein that the tiny organism Archaea relies on to keep toxins out of its cells. The protein, ...
Medical research Mar 28, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
University of Southampton biological scientists are leading a major research project aimed at making drugs more effective.
Medical research Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new ray of hope has broken through the clouded outcomes associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new research report published in January 2013 print issue of the FASEB Journal by scientists from the National Institutes of Hea ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jan 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have discovered that the commonly used antidepressant drug paroxetine could also become a therapy for the vascular complications of diabetes.
Diabetes Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists from VIB and KU Leuven have discovered a new target molecule for the development of a treatment against Alzheimer's disease. There is currently no cure for this disease. Many candidate drugs fail because they also ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Whitehead Institute scientists report that certain molecules present in high concentrations on the surfaces of many cancer cells could be exploited to funnel lethal toxic molecules into the malignant cells. In such an approach, ...
Genetics Dec 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers, experts in revealing molecular structure by X-ray crystallography, have identified two new small "chaperone" molecules that may be useful in treating the inherited ...
Medical research Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new molecule designed to treat Alzheimer's disease has significant promise and is potentially the safest to date, according to researchers.
Medical research Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
Inappropriate activation of an immune signaling pathway during infection leaves the body vulnerable to sepsis
The inflammatory response is a double-edged sword—it enables the body to mount a vigorous defense against infection, but can also inflict serious physiological damage if allowed to rampage uncontrolled. ...
Immunology Sep 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The oxygen and food we consume are converted into energy by tiny organelles present in each cell, the mitochondria. These 'power plants' must be continuously supplied with fuel, to maintain all vital functions. A team led ...
Medical research May 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Scientists have developed a unique compound that in laboratory tests blocks inflammation-causing molecules in blood cells known to fuel ailments like cancer and cardiovascular disease without causing harmful toxicity.
Medical research Feb 23, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a single prion protein that causes neuronal death similar to that seen in "mad cow" disease, but is at least 10 times more ...
Medical research Feb 09, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (9) | 2 |
Until very recently, it was unclear why infection with malaria causes fever and, under severe circumstances, an infectious death. Although the parasite has an abundance of potentially toxic molecules, no one knew which ones ...
Medical research Aug 04, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Excess nutrients, such as fat and sugar, don't just pack on the pounds but can push some cells in the body over the brink. Unable to tolerate this "toxic" environment, these cells commit suicide.
Medical research Jul 05, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (9) | 0 |