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New class of synthetic molecules mimics antibodies

By Jim Shelton - A Yale University lab has crafted the first synthetic molecules that have both the targeting and response ...

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome: New findings from human cell cultures

Progeria research: Substance from broccoli can moderate defects ...

Researchers Identify Non-Gluten Proteins as Targets of Immune Response to Wheat in Celiac Disease

NEW YORK, NY - Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found that, in addition to gluten, the immune systems of patients with celiac disease react to specific types of non-gluten protein in wheat. The results were reported online in the Journal of Proteome Research. ... Full story

Antibodies discovery could lead to universal dengue vaccine

A major new class of antibodies that can make the four different types of dengue virus (DENV) non-infectious has been discovered by a group of international researchers, including from the University of Melbourne. ... Full story

IRCM researchers identify a protein that controls the “guardian of the genome”

A new study published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) sheds new light on a well-known mechanism required for the immune response. ... Full story

Body's cold 'sensor' could hold key for frostbite and hypothermia treatments

A cold ‘sensor’ which triggers the skin’s vascular response to the cold could represent an exciting new therapeutic target for the treatment of frostbite and hypothermia, according to scientists at King’s College London. ... Full story

Body's cold 'sensor' could hold key for frostbite and hypothermia treatments

A cold ‘sensor’ which triggers the skin’s vascular response to the cold could represent an exciting new therapeutic target for the treatment of frostbite and hypothermia, according to scientists at King’s College London. ... Full story

Molecular tag team revealed to control cell division

Manchester scientists have explored the role of three molecules in controlling the process of cell division in a bid to gain new insight into the transmission of vital signals from a cell’s exterior to its interior. ... Full story

New technology tracks carcinogens as they move through the body

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers for the first time have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, as extraordinarily tiny amounts of these potential carcinogens are biologically processed and eliminated. ... Full story

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