Cell Biology (556 News)

The Way by Which HMCES Protein Maintains DNA Integrity is Revealed

Mar 19, 2019 1:00 pm
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As David Cortez, PhD, tells the story of his research team’s latest discovery, he shakes his head in disbelief. “I’m just as...

How Helper T Cells Help Memory Cells Fight Infection?

Mar 19, 2019 12:00 pm
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The immune system's killer T cells are crucial in fighting viral infections. A fraction of them, called 'memory cells', live on once in...

A Potential New Target for Chronic Pain Treatment

Mar 14, 2019 1:00 pm
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A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lea...

A Possible Treatment for Crohn’s Disease Depending on the Patients’ Own Cells

Mar 13, 2019 2:00 pm
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A new technique using patients’ own modified cells to treat Crohn’s disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human ...

New Protein “Switch” Could Be Key to Controlling Sepsis

Mar 11, 2019 4:00 pm
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Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a new protein “switch” that could stop the progression of blood-poison...

ِA Study Explains Loss of Protective Abilities of T Cells

Mar 11, 2019 12:00 pm
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Regulatory T cells (Tregs) make sure that immune responses are not too strong and that inflammation is inhibited. This makes them highly interestin...

When Good Cells Go Bad: Regulating the MS-Causing Properties of Th17 Cells

Mar 10, 2019 12:00 pm
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Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis (MS) are a major healthcare burden worldwide a...

Exploration of the Adhesion Protein's Role in Building Brush Borders in Vivo

Mar 9, 2019 4:00 pm
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The epithelial cells that line the intestines build a specialized cell surface—the "brush border"—that processes and absorbs ...

Identifying the Mechanism Used by the Helicase Ring to Separate DNA Strands in the Replication Process

Mar 9, 2019 12:00 pm
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DNA replication is a complex process in which a helicase ring separates the DNA molecule's two entwined and encoded strands, allowing each to p...

What Do Tumor Cells and a Healthy Retina Have in Common?

Mar 5, 2019 1:00 pm
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How is a healthy retina cell like a tumor cell? It hijacks an energy-producing chemical reaction to churn out molecular building blocks. When tumor...

A New Study Demonstrates That, During Mitosis, Chromosome DNA Is Packed in Stacked Layers of Chromatin

Feb 24, 2019 2:00 pm
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A new study based on electron microscopy techniques at low temperatures demonstrates that, during mitosis, chromosome DNA is packed in stacked laye...

New Insight into How the Stiffening of Breast Tissue Plays a Role in Breast Cancer Development

Feb 19, 2019 2:00 pm
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A study provides new insight into how the stiffening of breast tissue plays a role in breast cancer development. By examining how mammary cells res...

New Methods for Understanding the Immune System and Finding Ways to Boost It

Feb 18, 2019 1:00 pm
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The human body's immune system is like a vast team of special agents. Certain cells called T cells each individually specialize in recognizing ...

Antibody Could Increase Cure Rate for Blood, Immune Disorders

Feb 17, 2019 3:00 pm
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An antibody-based treatment can gently and effectively eliminate diseased blood-forming stem cells in the bone marrow to prepare for the transplant...

A Research Reveals a Critical Immunological Axis That Initiates the Development of Cancer-promoting Chronic Inflammation

Feb 16, 2019 3:00 pm
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A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the trans...

Investigators Examine a Death Molecule Deemed Unimportant, and Find New Function

Feb 16, 2019 12:00 pm
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Cellular death is vital for health. Without it, we could develop autoimmune diseases or cancers. But a cell's decision to self-destruct is tigh...

Researchers Identify Proteins That Control Mucous Production

Feb 14, 2019 1:00 pm
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New research reveals how healthy cells in our bodies produce mucins – the main component of mucous, which protects our intestine and airw...

Basophils Seem to Be an Important Trigger of Emphysema in COPD

Feb 14, 2019 12:00 pm
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Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers have shown in mice that immune cells called basophils act to trigger a cascade of immune...

Commonly Used Anti-Rejection Drug Could Be Re-purposed to Treat Some Liver Cancers

Feb 13, 2019 4:00 pm
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Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in animal models and patient tissues has identified a new molecular pathway in the li...

Starving Out Prostate Cancer Could Lead to New Therapy

Feb 13, 2019 3:00 pm
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An old military tactic, widely used in Roman and medieval times, is now being put to good use in cancer research. The idea is that if you star...


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