Search Tag: proteins

Lab Management

Genetic Modification Aids Cancer Drug Discovery

2015 06 Mar

Genetically modifying cancer cells can aid in clarifying new cancer drugs’ mechanism of action, according to researchers at KU Leuven’s Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute). In this new study, published online in Chemistry & Biology, the researchers confirm that KPT-330 molecule  is able to target and block the Exportin-1 taxi (a... Read more

IMAGING Management

New Method Enlarges Tissue Samples, Enabling High-Res Imaging

2015 17 Jan

MIT researchers have developed a new technique that allows biological specimens to be physically magnified and then imaged at high resolution without needing to use very powerful — and often expensive — microscopes. This new method enlarges tissue samples by embedding them in an expandable polymer gel made of polyacrylate. The expansion microscopy process... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Hypertrophy: Preventable via Protein

2014 13 May

As cardiovascular disease remains the Western world’s leading cause of death, heart failure is the category registering the fastest incidence increase over the past ten years.Pathological hypertrophy, defined as the heart muscle’s growth as its attempt to increase its output, is the stage that precedes heart failure, yet not all hypertrophy is pathological.... Read more

Executive Health Management

EMBO Gold Medal 2014 Awarded to Sophie Martin

2014 28 Apr

In recognition of her research to understand the organisation and development of the cell EMBO, an organisation of more than 1500 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences, has announced Sophie Martin of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, as the winner of the 2014 EMBO Gold Medal. The award acknowledges her work to understand... Read more

IMAGING Management

Improved Ultrasound Imaging Enables Tumour Visualisation

2014 18 Feb

An innovative new technique developed by UNC researchers could enable doctors to visualise tumours without using radiation in a more cost effective way.Compared to X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, ultrasound not only provides an alternative which is less expensive, but more importantly, it is a radiation-free technology for detecting and monitoring cancer.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Spread of Cancer Potentially Halted by ‘Sticky Balls’

2014 08 Jan

Early research suggests that cancerous tumour cells can be destroyed with sticky balls which consequently, may prevent cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.Once a tumour begins to spread around other areas of the body, it has reached its most dangerous and deadly stage and now scientists at the US Cornell University have successfully designed... Read more

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