Recent Press Releases

Novel regulatory mechanism for cell division found

MD Anderson study zeroes in on enzyme PKM2 A protein kinase or enzyme known as PKM2 has proven to control cell division, potentially providing a molecular basis for tumor diagnosis and treatment. A...

Reprogramming 'support cells' into neurons could repair injured adult brains

The portion of the adult brain responsible for complex thought, known as the cerebral cortex, lacks the ability to replace neurons that die as a result of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and other...

Salk Scientists Unveil Powerful Method to Speed Cancer Drug Discovery

Newswise — LA JOLLA—For decades, researchers have struggled to translate basic scientific discoveries about cancer into therapeutics that effectively—and with minimal side...

UC IRVINE, ITALIAN RESEARCHERS CREATE FIRST INHIBITOR FOR ENZYME LINKED TO MELANOMA, LUNG AND PROSTATE CANCERS

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014 — Recent studies showing acid ceramidase (AC) to be upregulated in melanoma, lung and prostate cancers have made the enzyme a desired target for novel synthetic...

Yabao Pharmaceuticals and MRC Technology Announces Exclusive China Partnership

BEIJING and LONDON, Nov. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yabao Pharmaceutical Co, Inc. (Shanghai Stock Exchange 600351), a leading pharmaceutical company in China, today announced an exclusive license...

Breakthrough discovery by NUS researchers contributes towards future treatment of multiple sclerosis and autoimmune inflammation

The latest findings may provide an avenue for therapeutic intervention of multiple sclerosis A multi-disciplinary research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has made a breakthrough...

Side effects of possible anti-cancer strategy discovered

Potential treatment approach for lymphomas triggers severe inflammations Side effects of possible anti-cancer strategy discovered The Malt1 protein is one of the most important control centers in...

New Alzheimer's-related memory disorder identified

New Alzheimer's-related memory disorder identified LEXINGTON, Ky (Nov. 13, 2014) -- A multi-institutional study has defined and established criteria for a new neurological disease closely...

Calorie-Restricting Diets Slow Aging, Study Finds

-Research out of NYU Langone Medical Center shows low-cal regimen influences brain gene expression as female mice age Note: This poster presentation, #310.07.J7, at the American Society for...

Reprogramming cells, long term

Positive finding could have major implications for diabetes treatment Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers, representing five Harvard departments and affiliated institutions as well as the...

Twenty-five year hunt uncovers heart defect responsible for cardiovascular diseases

The landmark discovery of a tiny defect in a vital heart protein has for the first time enabled heart specialists to accurately pinpoint a therapeutic target for future efforts in developing a...

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Reveal Weak Spots in Ebola's Defenses

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Reveal Weak Spots in Ebola's Defenses New Study Exposes How ZMapp Therapy Attacks Virus and Suggests Strategies to Improve It LA JOLLA, CA – November...

Obesity Plays Major Role in Triggering Autoimmune Diseases

Obesity Plays Major Role in Triggering Autoimmune Diseases Monday, November 10, 2014 10:09:00 AM TAU study says obesity is a primary environmental factor sparking disorders like Crohn's Disease...

Multiple models reveal new genetic links in autism

Multiple models reveal new genetic links in autism 11-Nov-2014 For answers, researchers turned to mice, stem cells and the 'tooth fairy' With the help of mouse models, induced pluripotent...

New antibiotic in mushroom that grows on horse dung

Researchers from the Institute of Microbiology at ETH Zurich have discovered a new protein with antibiotic properties in a mushroom that grows on horse dung. Researchers are now exploring the various...

IU researchers: Protein linked to aging identified as new target for controlling diabetes

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a small protein with a big role in lowering plasma glucose and increasing insulin sensitivity. Their research...

A possible alternative to antibiotics

Scientists from the University of Bern have developed a novel substance for the treatment of severe bacterial infections without antibiotics, which would prevent the development of antibiotic...

Researchers identify potential target for treating triple-negative breast cancer

A team at the University of Kansas School of Medicine has identified a potential target for treating breast cancer, including a particularly deadly form of the disease. So-called...

Experimental breast cancer drug holds promise in combination therapy for Ewing sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents developed to fight breast...

Genetic factors behind surviving or dying from Ebola shown in mouse study

A newly developed mouse model suggests that genetic factors are behind the mild-to-deadly range of reactions to the Ebola virus. People exposed to Ebola vary in how the virus affects them. Some...