News tagged with building blocks

Related topics: protein · molecules · amino acids

Engineers examine chemo-mechanics of heart defect

Elastin and collagen serve as the body's building blocks. They provide tensile strength and elasticity for a number of organs, muscles and tissues. Any genetic mutation short-circuiting their function can have a devastating, ...

Jun 28, 2017
popularity23 comments 0

Are tumor cells glutamine addicts?

Most cancers require large amounts of glutamine for rapid growth and there are numerous studies indicating that they cannot survive without it, a phenomenon termed "glutamine addiction". This has fueled the idea that preventing ...

Apr 13, 2017
popularity2 comments 0

DNA labels predict mortality

Various chemical modifications in the genome determine whether genes are read or deactivated. Methyl labels in the DNA play a key role in this "epigenetic" regulation of gene activity. Life style and environmental factors ...

Mar 20, 2017
popularity1 comments 0

Subscribe to rss feed