Developmental Cell

Medical research

Resist! TAK1 enables endothelial cells to avoid apoptosis

Cell death is an important aspect of tissue homeostasis, as well as inflammation and disease pathogenesis related to infection, injury, and tumor growth. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) coordinates cell death in a variety ...

Cancer

Research team identifies key process in embryonic neurogenesis

MicroRNA are the tiny non-coding RNA molecules that help determine whether genes are expressed or silenced. One particular microRNA—miR-107—plays a key role in early brain development, and perhaps in the development of ...

Medical research

Proto-teeth migrate along the developing jaw

Smile! For the first time, researchers have captured on video how teeth find their way to the right spot in the jaw to give you that winning grin. The research, led by scientists at UC San Francisco, showed in mice that molar ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fatty liver changes the distribution and activity of proteins

Chronic excessive caloric intake leads to the deposition of fat droplets in the liver. This condition, known as fatty liver, can cause permanent damage to the organ. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insight into widespread virus behind birth defects

A Northwestern Medicine study published in Developmental Cell provides new insights into how cytomegalovirus—a common virus in the herpes family—replicates within human cells, and identifies proteins that may be therapeutically ...

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