- Anti-platelet drug blocks bone metastases in mice
Treatment also slows development of other tumors.
- Lymph Node Swelling Explained
Scientists have finally discovered which signals induce swollen glands, in which T cells accumulate in lymph nodes.
- Researchers Define Molecular Basis of Human "Sweet Tooth" and Umami Taste
Zuker's lab has moved closer to understanding why some people cannot resist the impulses brought on by sweets.
- Avoiding 'Horror Autotoxicus'
Scientists show how regulatory T cells instruct other immune cells to avoid immune cell–mediated attack of one’s own tissues, referred to as ‘horror autotoxicus’ over 100 years ago.
- Mice Inherit Resistance To Malaria
Research showing that mice lacking a metabolic enzyme (pyruvate kinase) are protected from their malaria parasite, suggests that, somewhere in the world, variants of the pyruvate kinase enzyme may be protecting people from malaria.
- Fogarty International Center Announces Awards for Global Health Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investors
New grants to support the re-entry of young NIH-trained foreign investigators from the developing world to their home countries.
- New Genetic Brain Atlas
Researchers are compiling a new atlas of the mouse brain, with the aim to provide a detailed map of the different cell types in the central nervous system, offering new insights for neuroscientists and developmental biologists.
- Drug Hope For Hepatitis C
A new drug, developed to treat those with hepatitis C, greatly reduced viral load in a small sample of infected patients.
- Researchers create 'supersized' molecule of DNA
Scientists have created an expanded molecule of DNA with a double helix wider than any found in nature.
- Birthing Partners For Stem Cells
The research, which highlights the crucial relationship between stem cells and their local habitat, may yield practical methods for manipulating stem cells and provide a model for the impact of local environment on cell physiology.
- Scientists identify novel enzyme with key role in leukemia protein's normal function
Scientists have discovered an enzyme they say accounts for a cancer-causing protein's Jekyll-and-Hyde personality.
- Chromosome 6 In The Spotlight
The final sequence of chromosome 6, containing over 166 million bases, has been analysed -- the largest human chromosome to be analysed and published so far.
- Study Offers New Insight into Rett Syndrome
The study suggests that in Rett patients, mutations in MeCP2 impair its ability to regulate BDNF, and that BDNF’s subsequent over-expression may cause Rett.