News tagged with biological functions

How protein receptors on cells switch on and off

Cornell researchers have provided new insight into the molecular mechanism underlying an essential cellular system. They have discovered how receptors on cell surfaces turn off signals from the cell's environment, a function ...

dateJan 16, 2009 in
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Research breakthrough to treat malaria

A team of Monash University researchers led by Professor James Whisstock has made a major breakthrough in the international fight against malaria, which claims the life of a child across the world every 30 seconds.

dateFeb 03, 2009 in Medical research
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Unraveling the roots of dyslexia

By peering into the brains of people with dyslexia compared to normal readers, a study published online on March 12th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, has shed new light on the roots of the learning disability, ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Medical research
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