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Tension triggers muscle building

Tension triggers muscle building

Skeletal muscles are built from small contractile units, the sarcomeres. Many of these sarcomeres are connected in a well-ordered series to form myofibrils that span from one muscle end to the other. Continue reading

New insights into conquering influenza

New insights into conquering influenza

Jan. 29, 2013 — Researchers from the University of Melbourne and The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) have discovered a new protein that protects against viral infections such as influenza. As influenza spreads through the northern hemisphere winter, Dr Linda Wakim and her colleagues in the Laboratory of Professor Jose Villadangos from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, believe they have a new clue to why some people fight infections better than others Continue reading

Research may lead to new strategies against sepsis

Research may lead to new strategies against sepsis

Jan. 25, 2013 — Scientists at the Center for Translational Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine are inching closer to solving a long-standing mystery in sepsis, a complex and often life-threatening condition that affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. every year. Continue reading

Research may lead to new strategies against sepsis

Research may lead to new strategies against sepsis

Jan. 25, 2013 — Scientists at the Center for Translational Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine are inching closer to solving a long-standing mystery in sepsis, a complex and often life-threatening condition that affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. every year Continue reading

DNA chip to diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

DNA chip to diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Jan. 21, 2013 — Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood neuropsychiatric disorder. Yet there is currently no tool that will confirm the diagnosis of ADHD Continue reading

Promising new target for Parkinson’s disease therapies

Promising new target for Parkinson’s disease therapies

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Promising new target for Parkinson’s disease therapies

Promising new target for Parkinson’s disease therapies

Jan. 18, 2013 — With a new insight into a model of Parkinson’s disease, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have identified a novel target for mitigating some of the disease’s toll on the brain. Narayan G Continue reading

Foot soldiers of the immune system

Foot soldiers of the immune system

Jan. 13, 2013 — Researchers at McGill University and the Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have discovered the molecular blueprint behind the IFIT protein. Continue reading

Molecular ‘switch’ may play role in tumor suppression

Molecular ‘switch’ may play role in tumor suppression

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New discovery promises to improve drugs used to fight cancer, other diseases

New discovery promises to improve drugs used to fight cancer, other diseases

Jan. 11, 2013 — Even when at rest, the human body is a flurry of activity. Like a microscopic metropolis locked in a state of perpetual rush hour traffic, the trillions of cells that make us who we are work feverishly policing the streets, making repairs, building new structures and delivering important cargo throughout the bustling organic society. Continue reading