- TGF-beta Inhibitors Might Help Prevent Tumor Spread
For several types of cancer, persistently high levels of the soluble factor TGF-beta in the blood after surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy correlate with increased risk of early metastasis and a poor prognosis. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2007 - 12:11am
- Researchers Show How Nanocylinders Deliver Medicine Better Than Nanospheres
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine & School of Engineering and Applied Science have discovered a better way to deliver drugs to tumors. By using a cylindrical-shaped carrier they were able sustain delivery of the anticanc ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2007 - 1:27am
- Research Scientists Identify New Regulatory Mechanism For Critical Protein Signaling Domain
In findings the authors called "unexpected and striking," researchers found that a new regulating messenger IP4, a small soluble molecule, augments the binding of three different PH domain proteins to one of the most commonly recognized membrane ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2007 - 1:32am
- Nanogenerator Provides Continuous Power By Harvesting Energy From The Environment
Researchers have demonstrated a prototype nanometer-scale generator that produces continuous direct-current electricity by harvesting mechanical energy from such environmental sources as ultrasonic waves, mechanical vibration or blood flow. Based on array ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2007 - 10:47am
- Northwestern Chemists Develop New Method For Synthesizing Anti-cancer Flavonoids
Flavonoids. You’ve heard of them-- the good-for-your-health compounds found in plants that we enjoy in red wine, dark chocolate, green tea and citrus fruits. Mother Nature is an ace at making them, producing different ones by the thousands, but no chemist ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2007 - 1:34am
- Auxin Hormone Receptor Suggests New Treatment For Human Cancer
For the first time, scientists from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Cambridge have determined how a plant hormone-- auxin-- interacts with its hormone receptor, called TIR1. Their repor ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2007 - 1:38am
- Researchers Master One Of The Largest, Most Complicated Mathematical Structures
Ever since 1887, when Norwegian mathematician Sophus Lie discovered the mathematical group called E8, researchers have been trying to understand the extraordinarily complex object described by a numerical matrix of more than 400,000 rows and columns. Now, ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2007 - 10:42am
- "Framing Science"- A New Skin For The Old Ceremony?
The blogosphere is all lit up with views and commentary on the "Framing Science" article by Matthew Nisbet and Chris Mooney. Interesting discussion can be found at Sandwalk, A Blog Aroung The Clock (and links within), Pharyngula, as well as Matt ...
Article - Timothy Erickson - Apr 9 2007 - 7:10pm
- A Genetic 'gang Of 4' Drives Spread Of Breast Cancer
Studies of human tumor cells implanted in mice have shown that the abnormal activation of four genes drives the spread of breast cancer to the lungs. The new studies by Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers reveal that the aberrant genes work togeth ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2007 - 12:41pm
- Technology Reveals 'lock And Key' Proteins Behind Diseases
A new technology developed at the University of Toronto is revealing biochemical processes responsible for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and could one day pave the way for pharmaceutical applications. The "iMYTH-system" shows a positive reado ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 12 2007 - 11:39am