Archive: 8/09/2009

Lipid involved with gene regulation uncovered

( -- Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a new role for the bioactive lipid messenger, sphingosine-1-phosphate, or S1P, that is abundant in our blood - a finding that ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Genetics
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Plants on Steroids: Key Missing Link Discovered

( -- Researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology have discovered a key missing link in the so-called signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones (brassinosteroids). Many important signaling ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Rice researchers seek better vaccine procedure

As manufacturers work furiously to make a vaccine to protect against 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus, a Rice University bioengineer is trying to improve the process for future flu seasons. The goal is to shorten the time it ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Researcher Eyes Collagen to Follow Tumor Metastasis

A Medical Center scientist has been awarded a $2 million Era of Hope Scholar Research Award to study how breast cancer cells use collagen fibers to spread, and to investigate whether the process can be predicted and disrupted.

dateSep 08, 2009 in Cancer
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How words shape the world

Our minds might be able to find the right word quicker than Google and yet we rarely pause to think about how language shapes everything we do.

dateSep 08, 2009 in Social Sciences
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