molecular switch

Scientists identify molecule that flicks on immune system


May 21st, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified the molecular 'switch' that directly triggers the body's first line of defence against pathogens, more accurately known as the body's "innate immunity". They ... Read more...

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Super microscope helps pinpoint our immunity ’switch’


June 6th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have pinpointed the exact molecular 'switch' which spurs T-cells into activating our immune system against the invasion of germs, thanks to the only super microscope ... Read more...

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Cancer cells’ survival mechanism identified


April 27th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A team of researchers have discovered new details of how cancer cells escape from tumor suppression mechanisms that normally prevent these damaged cells from multiplying.James A. DeCaprio, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular switch behind development of fatty liver disease identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have identified a molecular switch that appears to be a common feature in the development of fatty liver disease.The discovery made in mice is consistent with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insulin-releasing switch found


March 16th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has uncovered the molecular switch for the secretion of insulin - the hormone that regulates blood sugar - providing for the first time an explanation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find molecular switch that controls skin growth


March 4th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a regulator of gene activity that tells epidermal stem cells when it's time to grow more skin, as well as a "crowd control" molecule that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study sheds light on RNA ‘on/off switches’


February 14th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A recent study has shed new light on a molecular switch that turns genes on or off in response to a cell's energy needs.Scientists from The Scripps Research ... Read more...

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‘Master switch’ for key immune cells in inflammatory diseases found


January 17th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Imperial College London scientists have identified a protein that acts as a 'master switch' in certain white blood cells, and governing whether they support or stop inflammation.The new ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis identified


January 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis (MS).Multiple sclerosis is a disease caused by damage to myelin - the protective covering wrapped around the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular ’switch’ that contributes to cellular aging process identified


December 1st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A team from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found a molecular "switch" that can "turn off" some cellular processes that are protective against aging and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now get a tan without exposure to cancerous UV rays


October 15th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC) have found out how one can get a tan without being exposed to harmful UV radiations.The ... Read more...

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Link between obesity, insulin resistance paves way for safer diabetes drugs


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Researchers have found a new molecular link between obesity and the action of diabetes drugs such as Avandia and Actos, which could pave the way for improved medications ... Read more...

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Boffins create malaria-proof mosquito


July 16th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): American scientists have broken new ground by creating genetically altered mosquitoes that cannot infect humans with malaria.Led by Michael Riehle, University of Arizona entomologists introduced genetic modifications ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Structure of nature’s ‘light switch’ deciphered


June 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Scientists have deciphered the structure of a molecular 'switch' much like the one plants use to sense light.According to researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular switch helps cell instantly recognise sex partner


April 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 19 (IANS) A molecular switch, triggered by a signal, helps an organism instantly recognise a healthy and potential sex mate. "This mating decision is controlled by a simple chemical switch that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mechanism for mate selection revealed


April 19th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Solving the mystery about the mechanism behind sexual mate selection, scientists at Universite de Montreal have discovered a molecular switch that becomes activated in response to a potential ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug stops tumour growth


February 15th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) A novel and rapid anti-cancer drug development strategy has resulted in a new drug that stops kidney and pancreatic tumours from growing in mice. Researchers at the Moores ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Molecular switch that helps pancreatic cancer beat drugs identified


January 29th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, San Diego, have identified a molecular switch that helps pancreatic cancer become resistant to drugs.The molecular switch steps up pancreatic cancer cell survival ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular switch that triggers allergic response in humans identified


January 21st, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American research on human cells has found a molecule thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), which directs immune cells to develop the ability to generate an allergic response. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular switch to thwart Huntington’s disease found


December 25th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): American researchers have discovered a molecular switch to prevent Huntington's disease from developing in mice.The study carried out by scientists from UCLA has appeared in the December 24 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel therapeutic target for Huntington’s disease identified


December 25th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, Irvine have identified a potential therapeutic target for Huntington's disease.In Huntington's disease, a mutated protein in the body becomes toxic to brain cells. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fly sperm force females to do housework post sex


November 28th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Male fruit fly sperm is coated with a chemical sex peptide which aborts the female's noon siesta and compels it into an intense period of foraging activity, according ... Read more...

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‘Brown fat’ discovery may help treat obesity


July 30th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have succeeded in making brown fat, a type of "good" fat that burns calories rather than store them, out of mouse and human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic trigger for disease-fighting antibodies identified


July 17th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists from La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have identified a specific gene that signals body to produce antibodies to fight disease-causing viruses and other ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover new trigger for chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis


June 29th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Scientists at Imperial College London say that blocking a signal molecule made by the human body, which triggers the immune system into action, may make it possible to ... Read more...

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Scientists find molecular ’switch’ that activates osteoporosis


June 15th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg (Germany), June 15 (DPA) German scientists claim to have found the molecular "switch" that activates osteoporosis, the crippling degenerative disease which afflicts millions of people, mostly older women. The German researchers at ... Read more...

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Possible way to block deadly brain tumor spread discovered


April 18th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): A possible way to stop the often-rapid spread of deadly brain tumors has been found by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).A gene with the playful-sounding ... Read more...

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New method to reveal pancreatic stem cells unveiled


April 7th, 2009 - 11:01 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Mario Capecchi, Nobel Laureate for Medicine in 2007, has announced the invention of a technique to reveal the stem cells camouflaged in the pancreas.The achievement made in collaboration ... Read more...

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Space study may help improve ways to fight Salmonella illness


March 12th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Research from two recent NASA space missions discovered key elements of the Salmonella bacterias disease-causing potential that hold promise for improving ways to fight food-borne infections on ... Read more...

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Genetic model that predicts how plants respond to climate change


January 18th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Scientists have created a genetic model that can predict how plants respond to climate change and flower in different environments.It has been known for some time that ... Read more...

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Researchers turn cancer friend into cancer foe


October 8th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Burnham Institute scientists have created a peptide that binds to a protein Bcl-2 that protects cancer cells from programmed cell death, and converts it into a cancer cell ... Read more...

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Newly created peptide turns cancer friend into foe


October 8th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): A team of American scientists has created a peptide that binds to Bcl-2, a protein that protects cancer cells from programmed cell death, and converts it into ... Read more...

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Indian finds mechanism behind Holy Grail of computing


June 17th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A physicist of Indian origin has claimed to have found the mechanism behind the single molecular switch, which is considered as the Holy Grail of computing.The physicist ... Read more...

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Natural inflammation-fighting mechanism in fat cells discovered


June 4th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have discovered a previously unknown molecular signalling pathway in the bodys fat cells that normally act to suppress ... Read more...

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New drug to pave way for effective breast cancer treatment


June 2nd, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by admin
London , June 2 (ANI): A new drug, called Pertuzumab, related to the controversial drug Herceptin, may pave the way for new treatment of breast cancer.Pertuzumab works in the same way ... Read more...

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