Researchers have developed a new technique to analyze cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionize the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases.
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The biological differences between women and men go beyond basic anatomy. Researchers must consider sex differences down to the cellular level in order to discover crucial information about the varied development, function, and biology between women and men.
An international team of scientists has completed the first 3D virtual reconstruction of the ribcage of the most complete Neandertal skeleton unearthed to date, potentially shedding new light on how this ancient human moved and breathed. The study is published in Nature Communications.
An international team of researchers discovers two proteins essential to the development of skeletal muscle. All vertebrates need muscles to function; They are the most abundant tissue in the human body and are integral to movement.
A new study shows that embryonic cells retain a memory of the chemical signals to which they are exposed. Without these memories, cells fail organize into distinct tissue types.
Scientists report that Hsp70s from mammalian cells behave quite differently from bacterial Hsp70s. Because of the important roles Hsp70s play in protein misfolding diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, the new findings 'will have a major impact on how we think about Hsp70s,' one of the researchers says. The study appears in PNAS.
In Canada, approximately 3% of all traumatic injuries result in nerve damage resulting in many patients suffering from lifelong sensorimotor impairments. In severe cases, patients will undergo nerve repair surgery but this surgery is often delayed for months after the original injury.
This means that at the time of surgery, the injury to the nerve cells has occurred. The study was published in the journal Cell Reports.
If only we could regrow our broken bones like Harry Potter, Skele-gro style. Or, at the very least, heal up like a limb-regenerating newt. Alas, we humans possess no such abilities. Though our bodies cannot break bones, the older we get, the shoddier that patch job gets.
As for cartilage, the crucial cushioning that keeps our bones from rubbing together – once that's gone, it's gone for good. The study was published in Cell.
Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, report discovering a new structure in human cells. The role of this cellular structure protein seems to be fixing cells to surrounding tissues and aiding in the division, the team reports. The study was published in the journal Nature Cell Biology.
Researchers have discovered a new structure in human cells. The structure is a new type of protein complex that the cell uses to attach to its surroundings and proves to play a key part in cell division. The study was published in the journal Nature Cell Biology.
A team of neuroscientists recently reached a historic neuroanatomical milestone. Since ancient times, there has been an exploration of the anatomy of the human brain and its functions. However, the discovery of the different types of cells in the human brain is largely a result of more recent history. The study was published in Nature Neuroscience.
Researchers have proposed to use an embryonic stem cell as a platform for in vitro. Deafness due to disease, aging, or birth defects is caused by the loss of hair cells in the inner ear, which is the structure responsible for the detection of equilibrium and sound.
Currently, deafness is a progressive and irreversible condition in humans, with the typical treatment to be the use of hearing aids. A treatment for deafness could be on the horizon, as a European study investigates the possibility of inducing regeneration of the inner ear cells.