News tagged ‘BasicResearch’ clear
- Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center researchers receive six Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grants, which support research that moves from the laboratory to the clinic.
Tags: BasicResearch, Grants
- Research led by Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, and colleagues shows that adipsin, a cell signaling protein made by fat cells, plays a critical, previously unsuspected role in stimulating insulin secretion to control blood sugar, and the discovery could have implications for treatment of type 2 diabetes.
- In prostate cancer patients with a certain genetic variant, a high level
of selenium in the blood was associated with a two-fold greater risk of
poorer outcomes than men with the lowest amounts of selenium.
Tags: BasicResearch, ProstateCancer
- Dana-Farber scientists and international colleagues have discovered how a single protein can exert both a push and a pull force to nudge a neuron in the desired direction, helping neurons navigate to their assigned places in the developing brain.
- Dana-Farber scientists have identified a trigger point on a
naturally occurring "death protein" that may lead to designer drugs that
force cancer cells to commit suicide.
- Scientists have for the first time partially reversed age-related
degeneration in mice, using a strategy that might one day treat
conditions such as rare genetic premature aging syndromes.
- A protein that is increased by endurance exercise has been isolated and given to non-exercising mice, in which it turned on genes that promote brain health and encourage the growth of new nerves involved in learning and memory, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.
Tags: BasicResearch, Exercise
- Researchers report that these antibodies have the potential for use in combination with other treatments to prevent or treat certain types of avian and seasonal flu.
- Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified natural human antibodies against the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a step toward developing treatments for the newly emerging and often-fatal disease.
Tags: Antibody, BasicResearch
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