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New Model Simulates Accumulation of Lipids in Membranes
News   Jan 28, 2020

Researchers have designed an experiment that simulates the formation of a new type of lipid raft on a nanometric scale around objects incrusted in the membranes.

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Metabolic Vulnerability Could Inspire New Pancreatic Cancer Treatments
News   Jan 28, 2020

Researchers have identified a new vulnerability in pancreatic cancer, which may provide a potential strategy for combating one of the most treatment-resistant malignancies.

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Micro-scaled Method Holds Promise for Cancer Diagnosis
News   Jan 28, 2020

Using a using a single-needle biopsy and new technology for tumor diagnosis developed by Baylor College of Medicine and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, researchers have been able to provide a more detailed and wider window into cancer biology, tumor type and the mechanisms of response and resistance to therapy than with conventional approaches.

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High-protein Diet Could Increase Heart Attack Risk
News   Jan 27, 2020

High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggests they have a down side: They lead to more plaque in the arteries.

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First Global Census of Cell Surface Proteins
News   Jan 27, 2020

Stanford scientists have completed the first global census of diverse proteins sprouting tree-like from the outer membrane of a cell. These cell surface proteins govern how cells interact with one another and how they assemble into tissues and organs such as hearts and brains.

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30 Year Study Highlights Need for Therapies in Maple Syrup Urine Disease
News   Jan 27, 2020

A new study analyzing the data of Maple Syrup Urine Disease patients suggests there is a critical unmet need for safer and more effective disease-modifying interventions, including gene replacement or editing therapies.

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Missing Link in Fight-or-flight Response Identified
News   Jan 27, 2020

Researchers have uncovered how adrenaline regulates a key class of membrane proteins that are responsible for initiating the contraction of heart cells in the fight-or-flight response.

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A New Component of Blood Is Revealed
News   Jan 24, 2020

Scientists have revolutionized knowledge of the mitochondria organelle by revealing that whole functioning extracellular mitochondria are in fact found in the bloodstream.

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No Snake, No Problem – Scientists Produce Venom in a Dish
News   Jan 23, 2020

A new study published in the journal Cell outlines researchers' development of reptile organoids; specifically, organoids of the venom glands of the Cape coral snake. What's more, these organoids are capable of producing venom in vitro.

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Cellular Chaperones Could Play a Role in Alzheimer's Therapy, Suggests Mouse Study
News   Jan 23, 2020

Now, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University show that pharmacological chaperones, molecular machines that repair or remove defective proteins, could fill a critical role in Alzheimer’s disease therapy.

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