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Muscle weakness seen in alcoholism linked to mitochondrial repair issues

Muscle weakness from long-term alcoholism may stem from an inability of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, to self-repair, according to a study funded by...

Drug could block the spread of melanoma

Cancer is at its most curable when it’s caught before it spreads. That’s especially true in the case of melanoma, where survival rates can...

Gene may predict if further cancer treatments are needed

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are developing a new predictive tool that could help patients with breast cancer and certain lung cancers decide whether...

First comprehensive atlas of human gene activity released

A large international consortium of researchers has produced the first comprehensive, detailed map of the way genes work across the major cells and tissues...

Misplaced protein causes heart failure

Study shows how changes in the organized cell membrane network of heart muscle leads to heart failure Colchicine, a drug that's used to treat gout,...

New Biological Scaffold Home, Sweet Home, for Stem Cells

Our cells don’t live in a vacuum. They are surrounded by a complex, nurturing matrix that is essential for many biological functions, including growth...

Toxin from brain cells triggers neuron loss in human ALS model

In most cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain...

Dental study provides wealth of stem cell details

An Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study has uncovered new details on how bundles of nerves and arteries interact with stem cells and...

Toddler: Previously unknown signal tells embryo cells to reorganize

Whether human or animal, vertebrate or invertebrate, nearly every creature begins life as a tiny clump of cells. Before those cells can begin blossoming...

Experiments show hypothesis of microtubule steering accurate

Tiny protein motors in cells can steer microtubules in the right direction through branching nerve cell structures, according to Penn State researchers who used...

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