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Protein that turns off stress identified


February 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) How does the body recover from responding to shock or acute stress? This question is at the heart of a research which has identified a protein family central ... Read more...

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Discovery suggests new way to prevent HIV from infecting human cells


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how HIV binds to and destroys a specific human antiviral protein called APOBEC3F.The results suggest that a simple chemical change can convert APOBEC3F to ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel evolutionary origins of prion disease gene


September 29th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Scientists claim to have unravelled the evolutionary origin of the prion gene that is responsible for causing diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as "mad ... Read more...

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How plants prevent their genes from going haywire


September 11th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): A new study, by researchers at the Universite de Montreal in Canada, has found a key mechanism that enables plants to keep dangerous gene alterations in check to ... Read more...

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How plant tissues know which end is their growing tip


August 30th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has silenced nine genes in a multicellular organism, which allowed them to discover molecular secrets of how certain plant tissues know which end ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for melanoma identified


April 16th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Researchers at Albany Medical College claim to have identified a potential therapeutic target for melanoma.The team led by Dr Andrew Aplin, an associate professor of Cancer Biology at ... Read more...

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Is Alzheimer’s a case of brake failure?


June 25th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) A protein that suppresses division in brain cells has been found to apply "the brakes" on the dementia that accompanies Alzheimer's disease. But when it fails, there's no ... Read more...

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Protein that puts the brakes on Alzheimer’s-related dementia identified


June 25th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have discovered that a protein called cyclin-dependent kinase5 (Cdk5), which curbs cell division in brain cells, is ... Read more...

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Researchers demonstrate potential new target for multiple sclerosis treatment


March 29th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 29 (ANI): Researchers at the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain , have taken a major step forward in the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS), by demonstrating both genetic and ... Read more...

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Common gene variant boosts breast cancer risk


March 15th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 15 (ANI): An international research consortium, led by scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ), has identified a common gene variant that increases the risk ... Read more...

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Scientists identify novel protein family implicated in inflammatory diseases


March 11th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Central Florida have identified a new protein family that may be key to preventing inflammatory diseases like arthritis, some forms of cancer, and ... Read more...

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Family of proteins critical for normal brain function identified


November 20th, 2007 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A study has identified a family of proteins key to the formation of the communication networks critical for normal brain function.The mouse-based study, led by Massachusetts Institute of ... Read more...

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Structure of the first mammalian GRP94 protein solved


November 14th, 2007 - 2:09 am ICT by admin
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