target cell

Elusive memory molecule identified


June 27th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Do you have a tough time figuring out where you placed your car keys or recalling names at a cocktail party? Researchers have now pinpointed the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists use artificial, cell-like ‘honey pots’ to lure, trap deadly viruses


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have found a novel way to trap a class of deadly human viruses - they have artificial "protocells" that can lure, entrap and inactivate them.The technique could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nicotine could play role in Alzheimer’s disease therapy


October 14th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A team of neuroscientists has discovered that they may be able to eliminate debilitating side effects caused by a promising Alzheimer's drug by stimulating the brain's nicotine receptors.Hey-Kyoung ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanobubbles ‘can detect and eliminate prostate cancer cells’


September 28th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University were able to use plasmonic nanobubbles in living organisms to detect and eliminate implanted human prostate cancer cells.Dmitri Lapotko showed that the nanobubbles, generated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New process to ‘program’ cancer cell death created


September 8th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a fundamentally new approach to killing cancer cells.Niles Pierce at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has developed the process that uses small RNA ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Targeting a specific protein could fight bacterial infections


July 14th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A major advance in fighting bacterial infections would help scientists yield therapies for a number of infections, including antibiotic-resistant strains delivering blow after blow in hospitals across the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel delivery device for gene therapy developed


July 7th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers have created a nanoparticle that appears to effectively deliver genetic material into cells with minimal toxic effects.In lab experiments, the researchers have found that this device, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene therapy to prevent lung disease progression discovered


December 22nd, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Boston University researchers have found a new gene therapy to thwart the progression of emphysema, a lung disease.Alpha-1 Anti-trypsin Deficiency is the most frequently inherited form of emphysema ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First detailed snaps of deadly gastrointestinal virus may help improve vaccine design


June 12th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the US have for the first time reported detailed molecular snapshots of a deadly gastrointestinal virus, as it is caught ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First optical pacemaker for laboratory research developed


May 28th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 28 (ANI): Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have designed the first optical pacemaker for laboratory research.The team says that the breakthrough discovery can help scientists better understand ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Natural killer cells in umbilical cord blood kill human leukemia cells in mice


May 17th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 17 (ANI): A new treatment that uses natural killer (NK) immune system cells from umbilical cord blood successfully destroys human leukemia cells in mice, according to researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Neuron-cell communication sheds new light on neuromuscular disease


February 18th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
London, February 18 (ANI): Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia have discovered that neurons stop functioning properly in mice when a muscle cell fails to produce the protein beta-catenin.Dr. Lin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Subscribe