- Key HIV Protein Makes Cell Membranes Bend
Carnegie Mellon University scientists have made an important discovery that aids the understanding of why HIV enters immune cells with ease. The researchers found that after HIV docks onto a host cell, it dramatically lowers the energy required for a cell ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2007 - 11:25am
- ATRX And Sex Abnormalities
6% of the patient population in Melbourne carries a genetic abnormality implicated in thalassemia. As well as causing blood disorders and severe mental retardation, boys with ATRX mutations have genital abnormalities. Our understanding of the genetic mutat ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 26 2007 - 12:56pm
- European Scientists Want Embryonic Stem Cell Laws Relaxed
Scientists from two European-funded groups- EuroStemCell (European Consortium for Stem Cell Research) and ESTOOLS- are working together to call for a relaxation of current laws, particularly in Germany and Italy, in the hope that their European counterpart ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 27 2007 - 10:52am
- Nature Versus Nerve Agents
An enzyme found naturally in the blood could help protect soldiers against the effects of the deadly nerve agent sarin. The US military is funding a three-year study to evaluate the effectiveness of the enzyme, known as GOT, in protecting animals against t ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2007 - 8:20pm
- Watching Embryonic Stem Cells Turn Into Cardiomyocytes
"Human embryonic stem cells promise unrivalled opportunities. However, they are difficult, time-consuming and expensive to grow in the lab", says Dr. Chris Denning of Institute of Genetics, who is working on research looking at the process that t ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2007 - 11:25pm
- A Third Type Of Stem Cell?
Stem cells are generally assigned to one of two categories: embryonic or adult. Some researchers say that may be an oversimplification and a new University of Michigan study states that stem cells in the developing fetus are distinct from both embryonic an ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2007 - 11:39am
- Understanding Adult Stem Cell Regulation
Forsyth Institute scientists have discovered an important mechanism for controlling the behavior of adult stem cells. Research with the flatworm, planaria, found a novel role for the proteins involved in cell-to-cell communication. This work has the potent ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2007 - 11:37am
- UCF Research Links Proteins, Stem Cells And Potential Alzheimer's Treatment
A team of scientists led by professor Kiminobu Sugaya at the University of Central Florida may have found a new way to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The team, which also included researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the National Institutes ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2007 - 10:31am
- Not All Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Are Created Equal
When it comes to generating neurons, researchers have found that not all embryonic stem (ES) cell lines are equal. In comparing neurons generated from two NIH-approved embryonic stem cell lines, scientists have uncovered significant differences in the matu ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2007 - 5:53pm
- Stem Cell Transplantation Results In Long-Term Survival For Amyloidosis Patients
Researchers from the Stem Cell Transplant Program and the Amyloid Treatment and Research Program at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) have found that high-dose chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplantation can result in long-term survival for pati ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2007 - 10:24am