Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers at Cornell and Scripps Research Institute have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). … Continue Reading Cornell scientists show that ALS is a protein aggregation disease.
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.
One of the human body’s first responses to a viral infection is to make and release signalling proteins called interferons, which amplify the immune system response to viruses. Over time, … Continue Reading Ebola protein blocks early step in body’s counterattack on virus.
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.
‘Master-regulator’ protein which pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize is identified. Unexpected links to Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease also seen. Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize. What’s more, the protein appears to trigger cancer’s spread in part by blocking two other proteins that are normally linked to neurodegeneration, a finding that suggests these two disease processes could have unexpected ties.
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