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Beyond genes: Lipid helps cell wall protein fold into proper shape

...in Time) status essentially gives Dowhan a 10-year renewal to 2015 on his longstanding NIGMS grant "Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins" by providing back-to-back five-year grants of $2.4 million apiece. In April, Dowhan received the prestigious American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biolog...

A New Era of Hope for the World's Most Neglected Diseases

...e drugs within the next five years. “The post-2000 renewal of neglected-disease R&D activity is good news for patients with neglected diseases,?writes Moran. There are even more reasons for optimism. Firstly, many countries affected by neglected diseases, such as Brazil, Egypt, and India, now have the i...

Weizmann Institute suggests that immune cells help to maintain cognition and brain cell renewal

...n's ability to maintain cognitive ability and cell renewal throughout life. Until quite recently, it was ge...t retain their ability to support and promote cell renewal (neurogenesis) throughout life, especially under conditions of mental stimuli and physical activity....

Cycles of cell death, proliferation key to liver cancer

...eagues strongly suggest that the control of tissue renewal through the IKK and JNK pathways plays a key role in liver cancer in mouse models. One link between inflammation and cancer is known to involve the NF-kB pathway, which regulates gene expression. In research published in the journal Cell in 2005, K...

Bones hold the key to blood renewal

...deling the bones play a direct part in the ongoing renewal of another system ?the blood. Their findings, whic...dimension to our understanding of the processes of renewal and breakdown in the body, and the relationship between blood-forming stem cells, bone, and the immu...

Researchers seek to design first treatment for neuroAIDS

...ional Institute of Mental Health, is a competitive renewal of a previous grant, but with a shift in focus. In the original grant cycle, Gelbard and Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical Center, identified an enzyme, GSK-3b, that when over...

Cornell researcher helping develop quick, cheap HIV/AIDS test

...een awarded an initial $386,000 (subject to annual renewal for four years) from the consortium to determine a way to simply assess the critical HIV/AIDS immune system factors -- CD4 T-cell count, or CD4+ T-lymphocytes count -- in the blood. "When patients are infected with HIV/AIDS, the number of circulati...

Liver regeneration may be simpler than previously thought

...ay explain why the liver is so uniquely capable of renewal and repair after injury, the scientists thought. Karp's team considered two samples of mice. The first consisted of embryonic mice at various stages of development while the second was composed of adult mice to which two-thirds of their liver were...

Brown cancer biologists identify major player in cell growth

...rocess that drives the development of embryos, the renewal of hair, skin and blood, and the creation of cancer -- is a single transcription factor called GABP, according to new research from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. The work, published online in Natur...

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