News tagged with yeast cells

Yeast provides genetic clues on drug response

Why do people respond differently to the same drug? For the first time, researchers have untangled genetic and environmental factors related to drug reactions, bringing us a step closer to predicting how a drug will affect ...

Apr 10, 2014
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Tretten approved for genetic clotting disorder

(HealthDay)—Tretten (coagulation factor XIII A-Subunit recombinant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a very rare blood clotting disorder called congenital Factor XIII A-Subunit deficiency.

Dec 23, 2013
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Mitochondria separate their waste

In order to protect themselves from harmful substances, cells need to keep the mitochondria - the boiler room, so to speak - shipshape. Up to now, it was unclear whether this housekeeping work involves sorting ...

Nov 29, 2013
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Researcher studies protein's role in aging

With time, the amino acid known as asparagine will eventually degrade. Long considered a type of protein "damage," the phenomenon has come to be accepted as yet another part of aging: our hair turns gray, our joints begin ...

Jul 24, 2013
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The tablet of youth

At TEDxSydney 2013 the Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School shares a new concept about why we age and how it should be possible to develop medicines to reverse it.

Apr 23, 2013
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Transmission routes of spreading protein particles

In diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's endogenous proteins accumulate in the brain, eventually leading to the death of nerve cells. These deposits, which consist of abnormally formed proteins, are supposed to migrate ...

Mar 27, 2013
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