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Potential New Approaches to Treating Eye Diseases


Potential new approaches to treating eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are described in a new study published in the February Journal of Experimental Medicine. Hongkang Xi, Menno van Lookeren Campagne, and colleagues...
4-Feb-2016 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Supplement for Myelin Regeneration


The vitamin D receptor (VDR) promotes the differentiation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) and boosts myelin sheath regeneration, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. The research suggests potential new ways to treat...
1-Dec-2015 9:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Inducing Metabolic Catastrophe in Cancer Cells


Researchers at Harvard Medical School describe a way to force cancer cells to destroy a key metabolic enzyme they need to survive.
26-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

miR-7 Suppresses Stomach Cancer


Researchers reveal that the microRNA miR-7 suppresses stomach cancer by inhibiting a key signaling pathway, and that this protective mechanism is compromised by the cancer-causing bacterium H. pylori. Finding drugs capable of inducing miR-7...
6-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Jodi Nunnari Named Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Cell Biology


Jodi Nunnari becomes the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Cell Biology. A professor and chair of the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis, Nunnari succeeds the late Alan Hall, who...
3-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Malaria’s Key to the Liver Uncovered


Scientists uncover a port of liver entry for malaria parasites, and if these results hold up in humans, drugs that target this entry protein might help prevent the spread of disease.
22-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lingering Lymphocytes Lash Out Against Leishmania


Immune cells that hang around after parasitic skin infection help ward off secondary attack. These skin squatters may prove to be the key to successful anti-parasite vaccines.
22-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stopping Malaria in Its Tracks


A new drug acts as a roadblock for malaria, curing mice of established infection, according to researchers. Treatment was not associated with obvious side effects, suggesting that the drug may also be safe and effective in humans.
14-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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