Using proteomics techniques to study injured optic nerves, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified previously unrecognized proteins and pathways involved in nerve regeneration. The new study showed that adding … Continue Reading Researchers see an unprecedented degree of nerve regeneration using proteomics.
Researchers at Columbia University have made a significant step toward visualizing complex protein metabolism in living systems with high resolution and minimum disturbance, a longstanding goal in the scientific community. … Continue Reading New neuroimaging technique maps protein synthesis in living tissues, animals.
Researchers at the National University of Singapore have comprehensively mapped the network of proteins involved in cell-cell adhesions, or the cadherin interactome. This work is published in Science Signaling. Many … Continue Reading Researchers comprehensively map cadherin interactome for the first time.
Glycogen storage disorders, which affect the body’s ability to process sugar and store energy, are rare metabolic conditions that frequently manifest in the first years of life. Often accompanied by … Continue Reading Researchers offer first analysis of newly discovered human glucose disorder.
While neurons rapidly propagate information in their interior via electrical signals, they communicate with each other at special contact points known as the synapses. Chemical messenger substances, the neurotransmitters, are … Continue Reading Scientists identify proteins responsible for synapse-vesicle fusion.
Ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecological cancer, claiming the lives of more than 50% of women who are diagnosed with the disease. A study involving the University of Ottawa … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein ‘protector’ of chemo-resistant ovarian cancer cells.
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.
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.