News tagged with rapamycin

A protein provides stress relief for cells

German researchers have shown a new mechanism via which cells defend themselves against stress. Dr. Kathrin Thedieck and Birgit Holzwarth from the Institute of Biology III and the Cluster of Excellence BIOSS Centre for Biological ...

dateAug 19, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Discovery may aid search for anti-aging drugs

A team of University of Michigan scientists has found that suppressing a newly discovered gene lengthens the lifespan of roundworms. Scientists who study aging have long known that significantly restricting food intake makes ...

dateAug 18, 2010 in Biotechnology
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HIV uses autophagy for its own means

Not satisfied with simply thwarting its host's defensive maneuvers, HIV actually twists one to its advantage, based on new findings from Kyei et al. in the July 27, 2009 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology. Vojo Deretic ...

dateJul 27, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Longevity pill on the horizon?

(PhysOrg.com) -- While applauding findings that an Easter Island compound extends the lives of middle-aged mice, University of Washington longevity researchers caution that healthy people shouldn't start taking the drug in ...

dateJul 10, 2009 in Medical research
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