About Us
Contact Us
Login to Protein Lounge!
Cell Biology News
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:36:43 EST
Novel label-free microscopy enables dynamic, high-resolution imaging of cell interactions
Researchers have invented a novel live-cell imaging method that could someday help biologists better understand how stem cells transform into specialized cells and how diseases like cancer spread. The Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscope (PCEM) is capable of monitoring and quantitatively measuring cell adhesion, a critical process involved cell migration, cell differentiation, cell division, and cell death.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:21:17 EST
Cancer spread is increased by a high fat diet, ground-breaking evidence shows
New research shows that the metastatic process (cancer spread) is enhanced by fat intake. Mice given a high fat diet, including palmitic acid (a major component of palm oil which is found in lots of household products) developed the most aggressive cancer spread. The study identifies for the first time a protein called CD36 which has an essential role in cancer spreading.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:41:01 EST
Taking a Second Look at Coral Bleaching Culprit
When it comes to coral health, superoxide -- a natural toxin all oxygen-breathing organisms produce -- gets a bad rap.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:13:57 EST
Bacterial L-forms: An independent form of life that can multiply indefinitely
Bacteria able to shed their cell wall assume new, mostly spherical shapes. Researchers have shown that these cells, known as L-forms, are not only viable but that their reproductive mechanisms may even correspond to those of early life forms.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:30:24 EST
How our immune system targets TB
Researchers have seen, for the very first time, how the human immune system recognizes tuberculosis (TB). These findings are the crucial step in developing better diagnostics and perhaps even vaccines for this deadly infection.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:29:44 EST
The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste
The sweet potato pie you eat during the holidays might not be good for your waistline, but according to a new study, the starchy water left over from cooking the sweet potato could have slimming effects -- at least in mice.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:11:12 EST
Major Urinary Proteins do not allow kin recognition in male mice
The urine of house mice, unlike humans, contains large amounts of proteins, which are mainly major urinary proteins or MUPs. These proteins function to stabilize the release of volatile pheromones from urinary scent marks. MUP genes occur in a large cluster in mice, and there are 21 different MUP genes, whereas humans have only one MUP gene, which is no longer functional.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:27:08 EST
An amino acid controls plants' breath
Botanists demonstrate that the amino acid L-methionine activates a calcium-channel regulating the opening and closing of tiny plant pores.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:54:28 EST
Bacteria produce aphrodisiac that sets off protozoan mating swarm
Scientists have demonstrated that bacteria can drive mating in eukaryotes raises possibility that environmental bacteria or bacterial symbionts may influence mating in animals.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:17:36 EST
New discovery at heart of healthy cereals
Study reveals new information on how beta glucans in oats reduce blood cholesterol.
«  1 2 3 4 5  ...  »