News tagged with bone morphogenetic protein

How the whale got its teeth

Whales are mammals, but they don't look like the mammals living around us, as they have a triangular fluke for tail, no hind legs and no body hair. And inside their mouths, their teeth are unfamiliar too ...

Feb 19, 2013 4.7 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

Speed heals

USC College's Samantha Butler and collaborators show that the rate and direction of axon growth in the spinal cord can be controlled, a discovery that one day may help improve treatment for spinal injuries ...

Nov 18, 2010 4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Zebrafish swim into drug development

By combining the tools of medicinal chemistry and zebrafish biology, a team of Vanderbilt investigators has identified compounds that may offer therapeutic leads for bone-related diseases and cancer.

Jan 21, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Tuning in on cellular communication in the fruit fly

In their ongoing study of the processes involved in embryonic development in fruit flies, researchers at WPI's Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park have identified the function of a protein that sticks ...

Feb 18, 2009 not rated yet 0