Cell Biology (208 News)

Do Cells Really Respond to Magnetic Stimulation?

Apr 26, 2017 1:00 pm
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For decades, scientists have wondered how animals can navigate huge distances using the weak signals of Earth’s magnetic field. So, interest was...

Scientists watch a molecule protect itself from radiation damage

Apr 25, 2017 3:00 pm
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When the molecules that carry the genetic code in our cells are exposed to harm, they have defenses against potential breakage and mutations. For i...

What Can Cause People to Suffer from OCD?

Apr 24, 2017 7:00 pm
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One of the manifestations of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an extreme fear of dirt or bacteria. Patients that suffer with the mental disorder...

How Exercise Can Lead to Cancer?

Apr 24, 2017 5:00 pm
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We’ve been repeatedly told the gospel of exercise, but researchers are now suspecting a molecule released during heavy exercise may be helping c...

Drug stalls protein translation

Apr 24, 2017 1:30 pm
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The discovery of a compound that interrupts the production of a specific protein could open up a fresh path to drug discovery. Cells rely on comple...

Emerging Drug Target To Several Deadly Diseases

Apr 24, 2017 1:00 pm
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Researchers hope to design a new generation of drugs against an array of deadly diseases. The task, however, is costly, arduous and often ineffective....

New cell membrane fusion model challenges dogma

Apr 24, 2017 12:00 pm
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Membrane fusion lies at the heart of many cell functions -- from the secretion of antibodies to the release of neurotransmitters. For more than two de...

what do Autism and epileptic seizures have in common?

Apr 23, 2017 12:00 pm
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Maternally inherited 15q11-13 chromosomal triplications cause a frequent and highly penetrant type of autism linked to increased gene dosages of UBE3A...

How Scientists Manage to Rescue Cells from Death?

Apr 23, 2017 9:00 am
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A research team led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists has discovered how a set of proteins delays the "executioner"...

How mosquito Senses Humans Specifically

Apr 22, 2017 2:00 pm
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Biologists who study the malaria mosquito's 'nose' have found that it contains a secondary set of odor sensors that seem to be specially t...

Molecules form gels to help cells sense and respond to stress

Apr 22, 2017 1:00 pm
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A specific protein inside cells senses threatening changes in its environment, such as heat or starvation, and triggers an adaptive response to help t...

Exosomes in cardiovascular diseases – good or bad?

Apr 22, 2017 12:00 pm
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Exosomes and other extracellular vesicles (EVs) are key mediators of intercellular communication that impact the physiology of cells, tissues and orga...

Do you speak virus? Phages caught sending chemical messages

Apr 21, 2017 3:00 pm
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A virus that infects bacteria listens to messages from its relatives when deciding how to attack its hosts. Ewen Callaway Viruses sense chemical sig...

Revealing the Reason For Recurrent Oral Cold Sores

Apr 18, 2017 9:00 am
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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodi...

Do human pheromones actually exist?

Apr 17, 2017 3:00 pm
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You may have seen the ads: Just spray a bit of human pheromone on your skin, and you’re guaranteed to land a date. Scientists have long debated ...

How Being Smart Can Actually Be Harmful?!

Apr 17, 2017 9:00 am
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It doesn't pay to be smart, at least for bumblebees, according to a new U of G study. Prof. Nigel Raine has discovered that fast-learning bumbl...

Evolocumab, a new and more efficient drug than statin.

Apr 15, 2017 11:00 am
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A new drug may drastically cut cholesterol levels so significantly that doctors say it can help thwart some of the biggest killers in the world: heart...

Honey bees have sharper eyesight than we thought

Apr 15, 2017 10:00 am
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Research conducted at the University of Adelaide has discovered that bees have much better vision than was previously known, offering new insights int...

Not Only Spiders Spead Their Webs!

Apr 14, 2017 1:00 pm
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While investigating a shipwreck off of the coast of the Florida Keys, which is now considered an artificial reef, scientists found a large concentrati...

G1 cyclins protect pluripotency

Apr 13, 2017 8:00 pm
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G1 cyclins are considered essential for DNA replication and cell division. A recent report now shows that some cells can cycle in the absence of G1 cy...


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