News tagged with cellular membranes

New components of antiviral pathway discovered

Scientists studying how mammals detect microbes have discovered new components in a crucial pathway that allows immune cells to detect viral invaders. Their research not only deepens the understanding of antiviral responses, ...

Dec 22, 2011
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Breakthrough in regulating fat metabolism

Scientists at Warwick Medical School have made an important discovery about the mechanism controlling the body's 'fat switch', shedding new light on our understanding of how proteins regulate appetite control and insulin ...

Dec 08, 2011
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Putting the squeeze on Alzheimer's (w/ Video)

Brain cells exposed to a form of the amyloid beta protein, the molecule linked to Alzheimer's disease, become stiffer and bend less under pressure, researchers at UC Davis have found. The results reveal one mechanism by which ...

Aug 20, 2010
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Weak link in Alzheimer's drug candidates

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some current therapies being investigated for Alzheimer's disease may cause further neural degeneration and cell death, according to a breakthrough discovery by UC San Diego researchers.

Apr 06, 2010
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