Rotavirus cell invasion triggers a cacophony of calcium signals

To successfully set off disease, rotavirus, a virus that causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in children around the world, must invade cells of the gastrointestinal track and trigger a surge of calcium inside the cells. How this surge occurs has not been clarified, but a report in the journal Scientific Reports released today shows in cinematic detail the dynamic changes […]

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Your Body is Growing a Horn Because You’re Obsessed With Your Cell Phone

It’s no secret that your cell phone can disrupt your health. But here’s a potential risk of cell phone use you may not have seen coming: A new study suggests our skeletons are adapting to our handheld device obsession. How so? By helping us adjust to a position that most of us who are constantly checking our emails are familiar […]

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The cell discovery that could stop allergies

A new cell type that could stop allergies before they begin has been discovered by researchers at the Australian National University (ANU). The finding gives hope to people who live with a range of allergic conditions including asthma, eczema and life-threatening anaphylaxis. “By carefully studying the tonsils of children undergoing routine tonsillectomies, we identified a new cell type of the […]

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Stem cell differences could explain why women are more likely to develop adrenal cancer

Scientists have discovered a potential biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders, including cancer. According to the researchers, the answer could lie in the increased turnover of hormone-producing cells found in the adrenal glands of females. The adrenal gland is a hormone producing organ that sits on top of the kidneys. The outer part, or cortex, […]

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Multitasking with perfection: Nerve cell works like 1400 individual cells

CT1 is different. In general, a nerve cell receives input from a number of presynaptic cells, processes the signals, and passes its output to downstream cells. In the cell CT1, however, each of the approximately 1400 cell areas works like a separate neuron. This allows CT1 to access information from all facets of the fly’s complex eye and to contribute […]

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Researcher reports skin properties that may limit cancer and aid stem cell regeneration

Two images published in a Cell Stem Cell paper in September 2018 summarize years of relentless questioning on how skin stem cells regenerate, which has driven much of the research of Valentina Greco, Ph.D., Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics and professor of cell biology and of dermatology, and her lab members. The side-by-side images feature individual mouse cells in […]

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Researchers block two cancer cell signaling pathways and slow tumor growth

Blocking two molecular pathways that send signals inside cancer cells could stave off esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), the most common esophageal malignancy in the United States, according to new research from a team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The group identified the pathways using advanced computational and genetic analyses of tumor biopsies from EAC patients. They found […]

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How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth

Chronic stress, which a person has consistently over a long period of time, affects mental and emotional well-being as well as physical health. Studies have tied chronic stress to accelerated cognitive impairment, a higher risk of heart problems, and problems with gut health. Previous research also suggests that exposure to stress could speed up the growth of cancer through its […]

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This bread does every cell of the body well

Whole grain bread à la Bas Ingredients: More recipes by Bas Kast in “The nutritional compass. The Cookbook”. 17,99 Euro. Appears on 25. February 2019. Preparation: Water in a bowl with liquid sour dough, yeast, flour, salt and add Oil. According to taste, seeds, kernels or nuts. Everything with the dough hook and mix. When the dough is smooth and […]

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New microfluidics platform separates cell types for RNA profiling

A team led by scientists at the Broad Institute, MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a prototype device that uses microfluidics to sort cell types extracted from clinical samples for RNA sequencing.  “This platform allows us to isolate specific cell subsets in a sample, so we can perform RNA sequencing and address biological questions in different cell types,” explained […]

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