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Metabolic Incentives to Cooperate Controlled by Bacterial Quorum Sensing

Scientists have found that bacterial quorum sensing controls when and which cells in a given population will release “public goods” into their environment, and does so in a way that is at least partly achieved by specific metabolic advantage “incentives” for the individual cells. More...
24 Oct 2012

Curcumin Also Inhibits Metastasis from Prostate Cancer

Researchers have now shown that curcumin, the key medicinal ingredient of turmeric, can also inhibit formation of metastases from prostate cancer, and have identified the main mechanism by which it does so. More...
23 Oct 2012
Image: Two Anaplasma phagocytophilum bacteria (arrows) bound to host cell surfaces; the bacterium on the right (thick arrow) is invading upon triggering its own uptake. (Photo courtesy of Jason Carlyon, PhD, and Matthew J. Troese, PhD / VCU.)

Molecular Pair Identified as Key to Host-Cell Invasion by Tick-Transmitted Pathogen

A pathogen-host “key and door” molecular pair has been identified as critical for the cell-cell adhesion required for invasion by the tick-transmitted pathogen Anaplasma phagocytophilum. More...
22 Oct 2012

Metabolic Pathway Discovered Has Implications for Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer Therapy

A newly discovered hedgehog-signaling pathway has been found to be a primary regulator of cellular energy metabolism and to include insulin-independent glucose uptake. More...
18 Oct 2012
Image: 2012 Chemistry Nobel laureate Prof. Robert J. Lefkowitz (Photo courtesy of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics).

Nobel Prize Awarded for Fundamental Discoveries About G-protein-Coupled Receptors and Cellular Signaling

The 2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry jointly awarded to scientists Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka recognizes the discovery of G-protein-coupled receptors and fundamental discoveries about their molecular structure, functional roles, and signaling mechanisms. More...
16 Oct 2012

Prospective Antidementia Drug Improves Brain Function

A new antidementia drug candidate has been found to be highly active in creating new neuronal connections and improving the cognitive function of rats with Alzheimer’s-like mental impairment. More...
15 Oct 2012

Blood Group O Found to Be Most Susceptible to Cholera

The probability of becoming seriously ill from cholera depends on one’s blood group. Recent research showed that it is possible to find a new treatment for this troublesome illness by studying the molecular structure in the toxin in the cholera bacteria. More...
18 Sep 2012

The Biochemistry channel of BioResearch covers the chemical process of biomolecules and biochemical processes from enzyme-catalyzed reactions to signal transduction, from the biochemistry of cell metabolism down to cell-membrane transport.
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