News tagged with sensitive proteins

Controlling genes with light

Although human cells have an estimated 20,000 genes, only a fraction of those are turned on at any given time, depending on the cell's needs—which can change by the minute or hour. To find out what those ...

Jul 23, 2013
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Scientists uncover novel anti-diabetes mechanism

In a joint study, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University have uncovered a novel mechanism that dramatically increases insulin sensitivity and reduces the ...

Jul 21, 2010
4.8 / 5 (11) 3 | with audio podcast

The difference between eye cells is... sumo?

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine have identified a key to eye development — a protein that regulates how the light-sensing nerve cells in the retina ...

Mar 09, 2009
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