Molecular Biochemistry (544 News)

A New Tiny DNA Reader to Advance Anticancer Drugs Development

Mar 21, 2019 12:00 pm
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DNA is small. Really, really, small. So, when researchers want to study the structure of a single-stranded DNA, they can’t just pull out thei...

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...

Researchers Prevent Brain Tumors from Repairing Themselves

Mar 17, 2019 2:00 pm
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Researchers at the San Diego branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at University of California San Diego, with colleagues around the c...

Novel Treatments Offer New Hope for Patients With Autoimmune Disease

Mar 17, 2019 1:00 pm
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Autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, arise when the body’s immune cells attack itself. Current treatments e...

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...

Researchers Discover How a Tiny Molecule Known as miR-132 Acts as a “Handbrake” on Our Immune System

Mar 13, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers have discovered how a tiny molecule known as miR-132 acts as a “handbrake” on our immune system – helping us figh...

DNA Damaging Gut Bacteria Toxin Might Be Involved in Colorectal Cancer

Mar 12, 2019 2:00 pm
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For more than a decade, scientists have worked to understand the connection between colibactin, a compound produced by certain strains of E. coli, ...

Researchers Discover the Metabolic and Epigenetic Reasons that Make Prostate Cancer Become Treatment Resistant

Mar 12, 2019 12:00 pm
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The development of effective anti-androgen therapies for prostate cancer is a major scientific advance. However, some men who receive these targete...

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...

How Could "Diet Drugs" Make Mosquitoes More satisfied and Safer to Be Around?

Mar 10, 2019 5:00 pm
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Now, researchers have discovered a way to stop mosquitoes biting — by using human ‘diet’ drugs to trick them into feeling full. T...

Could We Treat Tuberculosis by Its Suicide System?

Mar 9, 2019 3:00 pm
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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people around the world fell ill with TB and 1.3 million died...

How Can Sleep Fight Infection?

Mar 3, 2019 1:00 pm
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Getting enough sleep is vital to supporting our immune system in fighting off pathogens – so much is common knowledge. But what we don't ...

Identifying a New Target Protein Which Can Inhibit Destructive Effects in Tuberculosis

Feb 21, 2019 12:00 pm
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Tuberculosis treatment still entails the administration of several antibiotics over a period of months and is torturous for many patients. The path...

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 ...

A New Target Offers a Promising Treatment for Stroke Patients

Feb 18, 2019 12:00 pm
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Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke and available therapies, such as clot busting drugs or clot removal devices, are fo...

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...

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...

Metabolic Plasticity of Cancer Cells Makes Them Harder to Stop

Feb 12, 2019 12:00 pm
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When metastatic cancer cells need to avoid a threat, they simply reprogram themselves. Rice University scientists are beginning to get a handle on ...


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