A protein named p66ShcA shows promise as a biomarker to identify breast cancers with poor prognoses, according to research published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology. Cancer is deadly … Continue Reading New biomarker highly promising for predicting breast cancer outcomes.
When muscle cell membranes are damaged, the repair protein dysferlin is activated and reseals muscle membrane tears. If this repair protein is altered due to a genetic mutation, the body’s … Continue Reading Missing protein restored in patients with Muscular Dystrophy.
Scientists from the University of Leeds have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in blood vessel formation, research which adds to the medical community’s knowledge of how early … Continue Reading Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered an enzyme that regulates production of the toxins that contribute to potentially life-threatening Staphylococcus aureus infections. The study is published in the … Continue Reading Discovery yields master regulator of toxin production in staph infections.
Twist, Snail, Slug. They may sound like words in a children’s nursery rhyme, but they are actually the exotic names given to proteins that can generate cells with stem cell-like … Continue Reading Protein ZEB1 promotes breast tumour resistance to radiation therapy.
Understanding eye diseases is tricky enough. Knowing what causes them at the molecular level is even more confounding. Now, University of Iowa researchers have created the most detailed map to … Continue Reading Most detailed molecular map of eye region associated with vision loss to-date launched.