Archive: 26/12/2006

Unfolded proteins may protect cells from dying

When cells get stressed, their proteins go unfolded. It's a reaction with a straightforward name: the unfolded protein response. Now, new research from Rockefeller University shows that this phenomenon actually serves a protective ...

dateDec 26, 2006 in Medical research
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Genetic mechanism helps explain chronic pain disorders

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered that commonly occurring variations of a gene trigger a domino effect in chronic pain disorders. The finding might lead to more effective treatments ...

dateDec 26, 2006 in Genetics
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