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New method promises fewer side effects from cancer drugs
PHYS.ORG Protein research is one of the hottest areas in medical research because proteins make it possible to develop far more effective pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diabetes, cancer and other... 2 weeks
Enzyme in milk production identified as target for novel breast cancer drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a protein involved in milk production that stimulates the growth and spread of breast cancer and could ultimately serve as a... 2 weeks
Researchers uncover previously unstudied cancer enzyme
PHYS.ORG In a new study published in the scientific journal of repute Nature Communications researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered how an enzyme that plays a key role in cancer development functions. The researchers hope... 2 weeks
How key cancer-related enzyme functions
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study, researchers have discovered how an enzyme that plays a key role in cancer development functions. The researchers hope the new knowledge will lead to the design of more precise drugs. 2 weeks
Programmable protein circuits in living cells
Science Magazine Synthetic protein-level circuits could enable engineering of powerful new cellular behaviors. Rational protein circuit design would be facilitated by a composable protein-protein regulation system in which individual protein components can regulate one another to create a... 4 days
Protein involved in milk production appears to stimulate growth and spread of breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers have identified a protein involved in milk production that stimulates the growth and spread of... 2 weeks
Crystal structure of rhodopsin in complex with a mini-Go sheds light on the principles of G protein selectivity
Science Magazine Selective coupling of G protein (heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide–binding protein)–coupled receptors (GPCRs) to... 5 days
In zebrafish, a way to find new cancer therapies, targeting tumor modulators
SCIENCE DAILY Fast-breeding zebrafish, combined with fluorescent tagging, could be a powerful way to find new cancer drugs. This study tested >3,800 drugs in high-throughput fashion... 10 hours
New method promises fewer side effects from cancer drugs
SCIENCE DAILY A recent achievement in the field of protein research allows for better tailored pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects. 1 week
Cancer drug and antidepressants provide clues for treating brain-eating amoeba infections
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have now identified three new molecular drug targets in Naegleria fowleri and a number of drugs that are able to inhibit the amoeba's growth in... 2 weeks
Variation in cancer-causing KRAS mutations greater than thought
SCIENCE DAILY The effects of KRAS mutations underlying many different types of cancer are more diverse than previously thought, according to a new study. Different mutations in the same amino acid of the KRAS... 2 weeks
How cells repurpose their garbage disposal systems to promote inflammation
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have unraveled new insights into the way cells leverage G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their cellular waste disposal systems to control inflammation. The findings suggest some existing cancer... 6 days
Engineered natural killer cells may be the next great cancer immunotherapy
Science Magazine Inspired by success with T cells, scientists equip other immune cells with cancer-homing protein 2 weeks
Researchers untangle mysteries of 'evil' protein in ER-positive breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States, striking 1 out of 8 women. About 80 percent of all breast cancers are estrogen... 2 weeks
Is ‘precision medicine’ the answer to cancer? Not precisely.
NEWS MEDICAL Facing incurable breast cancer at age 55, MaryAnne DiCanto put her faith in "precision medicine" — in which doctors try to match patients with drugs that target the genetic mutations... 2 weeks
Breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine
PHYS.ORG Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of protein powder?
MNT People can use protein powder to supplement their protein intake, help build muscle, aid muscle recovery, and encourage healthy weight loss. In this article, learn about these and... 6 days
Co-evolution between a 'parasite gene' and its host
PHYS.ORG A Danish research team has delineated a complex symbiosis between a 'parasitic' noncoding RNA gene and its protein-coding 'host' gene in human cells. The study reveals how co-evolution of the host gene... 5 days
Co-evolution between a 'parasite gene' and its host
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has delineated a complex symbiosis between a 'parasitic' noncoding RNA gene and its protein coding 'host' gene in human cells. The study reveals how co-evolution of the host gene... 6 days
The spark that created life
SCIENCE DAILY Evolution by natural selection is immensely powerful -- both in nature and within laboratories. Researchers have identified 'Structural Capacitance Elements' within proteins, which retain the potential to evolve into micro-structures following the introduction of a mutation. These mutated... 2 weeks
Breakthrough opens door to smartphone powered $100 ultrasound machine
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation -- no bigger than... 2 weeks
Researchers design new medicine to treat highly aggressive pancreatic cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A treatment for highly aggressive and commonly fatal pancreatic cancer is being developed, reports a University of Houston researcher who has designed a new medicine that can inhibit... 2 weeks
Solving the gut inflammation puzzle
SCIENCE DAILY Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an umbrella term for a number of gut disorders -- including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease -- remains a clinical challenge. Now, researchers have identified a protein that drives intestinal inflammation. This finding highlights... 6 days
Addition of CTLA4 targeted therapy to PD-1 targeted therapy may benefit patients with ovarian cancer
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-GY003 suggests that adding ipilimumab, a monoclonal antibody that targets... 5 days
Medical News Today: Cancer: New target found for drug-resistant tumors
MNT Scientists have uncovered a previously uncharted mechanism of cell growth that helps several cancers resist rapamycin and similar drugs. 2 weeks
Scientists explore whether seafood could be the source of next anti-cancer drug
NEWS MEDICAL Biomedical scientists at the University of Salford found that sugars from the common cockle were approximately as effective as some standard chemotherapy drugs at... 1 week
Developmental stage for No. 1 eye tumor in children
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have been able to pinpoint the exact stage of development of the human retina, when cells can grow out of control and form cancer-like masses. The finding could open... 1 week
Potential drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases garner $3 million grant
NEWS MEDICAL A new four-year, $3 million grant will enable Scripps Research scientists to advance compounds that may protect neurons in diseases caused by toxic protein accumulation, including Parkinson's, ALS,... 6 days
Overwhelming evidence shows hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are calling on an end to discriminatory health and illicit drugs policies, based on overwhelming evidence that new hepatitis C therapies are effective... 4 days
UN cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year
ABC NEWS The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimates there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and more than 9 million cancer deaths 2 weeks
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Spray-on antennas unlock communication of the future
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Parasite makes quick exit when researchers remove the handbrake
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Remembrance For Walter Mischel, Psychologist Who Devised The Marshmallow Test
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The Dambusters raid took place 75 years ago – here's how they made a bomb bounce
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NASA balloon mission captures electric blue clouds
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First detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light
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Researchers develop microbubble scrubber to destroy dangerous biofilms
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Watch robotic ‘skins’ give life to inanimate toys
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Soot forensics: Carbon fingerprints reveal curved nanostructure
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