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Diabetes missing link discovered

New Zealand researchers have uncovered a new mechanism that controls the release of the hormone insulin in the body, providing hope for those with a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes.

dateDec 05, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Peptides as tags in fluorescence microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy visualizes the molecular elements of cells. Proteins of nerve cells, for instance, can be labelled using probes which are subsequently excited with light to fluoresce. In the end, the fluorescence ...

dateNov 30, 2016 in Biochemistry
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New strategy may drop cancer's guard

A drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers, but not until researchers decode the complex interactions that in some cases help promote tumors, according to Rice University scientists.

dateNov 30, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species - the platypus and the echidna - which could pave the way for new treatments ...

dateNov 29, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Poison dart frog neurotoxin synthesized

(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Stanford University has synthesized the neurotoxin present in the skin of the poison dart frog. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they accomplished ...

New material inhibits bacteria without penicillin

The mesoporous material Upsalite is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections. In a study published in ACS Omega, researchers at Uppsala University have shown that the mesoporous ...

Team decodes cellular death signals

A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from radiation injury to cancer. ...

Radical chemistry research makes waves

SA Young Tall Poppy of the Year, Flinders University's Dr Justin Chalker, has been part of an international research effort which opens the door to new drug development and a range of other applications in biochemistry.

A new approach against Salmonella and other pathogens

Researchers from MIT and the University of California at Irvine have developed a new strategy to immunize against microbes that invade the gastrointestinal tract, including Salmonella, which causes more foodborne illness ...

'Molecular commando' identified to tackle hypoxia pathway

Scientists at the University of Dundee have identified a 'molecular commando' which can be stealthily deployed to activate a hypoxic response, a process which can help to fight a range of conditions including stroke, angina, ...

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