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10 May 2016 - 16 May 2016
11 May 2016 - 13 May 2016

Genomics/Proteomics

Image: A confocal microscopy image of human fibroblasts derived from embryonic stem cells. The nuclei appear in blue, while smaller and more numerous mitochondria appear in red (Photo courtesy of Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Oregon Health & Science University).

Stem Cells Derived from Older Individuals May Carry Unsafe Mitochondrial DNA Mutations

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from the skin fibroblasts of older individuals have a likelihood of harboring mitochondrial DNA mutations, which may render them unfit for clinical applications. More...
29 Apr 2016
Image: A cross-section of injured mouse muscle tissue, with healthy tissue in pink and scar tissue shown in purple. Both mice genetically lack T-cells; the mouse on the left was injected with T-cells that became type II helper T-cells and aided healing (Photo courtesy of Dr. Kenneth Estrellas, Johns Hopkins University).

Biomaterial Scaffolds Boost Interleukin Production to Promote Wound Healing

The improved wound healing promoted by use of "biomaterial" scaffolds was shown to be due to activation of the immune system's T helper II pathway with a subsequent increase in production of interleukins. More...
29 Apr 2016
Image: Drop-inoculation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants on an agar plate. The assay compares the viability of different yeast mutants (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Defective Genome Instability Suppressing Genes May Cause Some Types of Cancer

Cancer researchers reported in a recent study that defects in the expression of genes that suppress gross chromosomal rearrangements (GCRs) were linked to more than 93% of the ovarian and 66% of the colorectal cancer cases they had examined. More...
28 Apr 2016

X-ray Crystallography Study May Lead to New Drugs to Block Cancer Metastasis

Cancer researchers expect that the structure of the enzyme P-Rex1 (PIP3-dependent Rac exchanger 1), which was recently established by X-ray crystallography, will lead to development of a new generation of cancer chemotherapeutic agents to block the processes leading to metastasis. More...
28 Apr 2016
Image: A model of the structure of the SIRT5 protein (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Cardiomyopathy Linked to Faulty Regulation of Heart Protein Succinylation

The enzyme SIRT5, also known as sirtuin (silent mating type information regulation 2 homolog) 5, was found to play a critical role in maintaining healthy cardiac function by regulating the lysine succinylation modification of heart cell proteins. More...
28 Apr 2016

Huge Modifiable Biomedical Database to Be Available on the Wikidata Site

Genome researchers are exploiting the power of the open Internet community Wikipedia database to create a comprehensive resource for geneticists, molecular biologists, and other interested life scientists. More...
28 Apr 2016
Image: A confocal fluorescence microscopy image of NLRX1 (green) in a HeLa cell (blue, nuclear stain) (Photo courtesy of Dr. Haitao Guo, University of North Carolina).

A Host Protein Interferes with the Immune System's Ability to Deal with DNA Viruses

A team of molecular immunologists has identified a human protein that interferes with the ability of the immune system to ward off infections caused by viruses such as HIV. More...
27 Apr 2016


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