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Growth factors trigger G proteins (in green) to disengage from GPCRs and change localization within cells. At right: A ribbon diagram of the G protein structure shows the position of all phosphoevents the “buzzer” site in red.
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Researchers Identify “Short Circuits” in Cellular Pathways

A group of researchers at University of California San Diego has identified the cause of a “short-circuit” in cellular pathways, a discovery that sheds new light on the genesis of a number of human diseases.
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Professor Ulf Landegren Discusses Advances in Spatial Biology and 3D Sequencing

In a recent interview, Professor Ulf Landegren shared his perspectives on the future of spatial biology, discussed novel developments in 3D sequencing and outlined why this approach is capturing the attention of researchers worldwide.
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Article

Helping Immune Cells Fight Cancer

In this article, we will explore the obstacles that reduce the efficacy of cell-based cancer immunotherapy and strategies to overcome them.
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Blood Vessel Protein Linked to Drug-Resistant Cancer

Researchers clarify the role of an elusive angiocrine factor in the tumor microenvironment and its effect on cancer stem cells. Further research will serve as a stepping stone to effective therapies for drug-resistant cancer.
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Unlocking Autism’s Metabolic Origins in Early Development

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have shed new light on the changes in metabolism that occur between birth and the presentation of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) later in childhood.
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Opioid Addiction Medication Could Bring Relief to Long COVID Patients

Researchers have identified a way to restore the function of faulty ion channels on immune cells using the addiction medication naltrexone. This offers hope for alleviating various long COVID symptoms, including brain fog and muscle fatigue.
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Novel Method for Studying Protein Modifications Provides Insights Into T-Cell Activity

Researchers have used a new method to shed light on proteins that form complex signaling pathways in disease-fighting T cells and their modifications.
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Article

Dissecting the Proteome To Understand Disease

Proteomics provides insights into the regulation of biological processes and mechanisms of disease. In this article, we explore approaches scientists are using to find early markers of disease, new drug targets and strategies to overcome resistance to treatments.
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Article

Red Wine and Your Health: The Good and the Bad

Is there any truth to the common belief that red wine is the "good" alcohol?
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Rice Bran Nanoparticles Show Promise as Anti-Cancer Agent

Plant-derived nanoparticles, including those from rice bran, could be used as alternatives to traditional cancer treatments.
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