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  1. Targeting brain cells to alleviate neuropathic pain

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... targeting microglia brain cells within a few days, say scientists. This research will help in the quest to help the more than 1 million Americans afflicted with this chronic pain. Posted: 2016-08-08 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  2. Small molecules to help make SMARTER cereals

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers are rethinking plant breeding strategies to improve the development of new high-yielding, stress-tolerant cereal varieties. They say small gene-regulating molecules found in plant cells (known ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  3. Low oxygen, high risk: How tumors adapt to become more aggressive

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have identified a novel mechanism that selectively operates in hypoxic tumors to enable tumor cells to thrive and continue to proliferate despite a low oxygen environment. The research team ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  4. Researchers have discovered a mechanism that allows cancer to survive without glucose

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New research provides important clues that might help understand the resistance to drugs that 'starve' tumors, and also how cancer cells manage to survive in the center of the tumor mass, where barely ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  5. Scientific serendipity yields new neuron type in mouse retina

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    In the retina of mice, a new type of neuron that falls outside century-old classifications has been discovered. The new cell acts like one class of neurons but anatomically resembles another. It is not ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  6. Novel technology may prevent burn scars

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... burns, according to the World Health Organization. But even for those who survive the destruction of skin and tissue cells, the road to recovery is never ending. Post-burn scarring creates lifelong physical, ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  7. Using nanotechnology to give fuel cells more oomph

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Applying nanotechnology to fuel cells gives them more oomph, report researchers. The project is part of a $13 million program to advance fuel cell performance and durability and hydrogen storage technologies ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  8. Scientists discover potential avenue to treating type 2 diabetes at early stages

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have identified a new potential target for drugs to prevent type 2 diabetes. A new paper shows that blocking a cellular glucose sensor in muscle improves insulin responsiveness. Posted: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  9. Study identifies novel treatment resistance mechanism in BRAF-mutant melanoma

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... aspects of cell division can reactivate the signaling pathway driving tumor growth that had been blocked by BRAF inhibitor drugs. Posted: 2016-08-08 15:54:45 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  10. Plant compounds give '1-2' punch to colon cancer

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A preliminary cell study finds combining curcumin, the active ingredient in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin, a component of milk thistle, inhibited the spread of colon cancer cells and increased cancer ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  11. Mice survive brain cancer tumors lacking key surface proteins

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new scientific study has characterized a checkpoint protein that allows certain brain tumor cells to avoid the immune system. Posted: 2016-07-22 19:45:01 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  12. New therapeutic targets for small cell lung cancer identified

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have identified a protein termed ASCL1 that is essential to the development of small cell lung cancer and that, when deleted in the lungs of mice, prevents the cancer from forming. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  13. An engineered protein can disrupt tumor-promoting 'messages' in human cells

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A team of researchers have unveiled an engineered protein that they designed to repress a specific cancer-promoting message within cells. Posted: 2016-07-21 22:03:40 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  14. Novel compounds arrested epilepsy development in mice

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... spines, specialized structures that allow brain cells to communicate. In epilepsy, these structures are damaged and rewire incorrectly, creating brain circuits that are hyper-connected and prone to seizures, ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  15. Designer protein gives new hope to scientists studying Alzheimer's disease

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... in the brain. It's believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognitive decline in patients suffering from the disease. Posted: 2016-07-22 13:29:40 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  16. Forms of HIV can cross from chimps to humans, study confirms

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The first in vivo evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency viruses can infect human cells has been reported by a team of scientists. Posted: 2016-07-22 13:29:47 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  17. A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax borkumensis. Posted: 2016-07-22 14:41:24 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  18. Cancer-fighting gene immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for HIV

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Recently discovered potent antibodies can be used to generate a specific type of cell called chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, that can be used to kill cells infected with HIV-1, new research suggests. ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  19. Simple method developed to characterize immune cells in tumors

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Despite recent achievements in the development of cancer immunotherapies, only a small group of patients typically respond to them. Predictive markers of disease course and response to immunotherapy are ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  20. HIV 'safe houses' identified inside the body

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have identified cells that provide 'safe houses' for the human immunodeficiency virus during antiretroviral therapy. HIV needs to be "housed" in a cell, a safe haven, so to speak, to live and ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
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