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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Hybrid immune cells in early-stage lung cancer spur anti-tumor T cells to action

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have identified a unique subset of these cells that exhibit hybrid characteristics of two immune cell types -- neutrophils and antigen-presenting cells -- in samples from early-stage human ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  11. Gauging stem cells for regenerative medicine

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new benchmark for generating the most primitive type of stem cell has been described by scientists in a new report. While stem cells--cells that have the potential to differentiate into other types of ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  12. Physical cause for cell death in dry preservation of embryos

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... cells may lie in the late-stage dynamics of sugar molecules as they transition into a glass state. The finding suggests possible solutions. Posted: 2016-07-14 20:33:52 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  13. Cell research could help with heart tissue transplants

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... as growth factors -- can work together to turn cells on the surface into cells that form the middle layer of the heart valve. Posted: 2016-07-15 15:27:12 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  14. Key to regulating cell's powerhouse discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Aging, neurodegenerative disorders and metabolic disease are all linked to mitochondria, structures within our cells that generate chemical energy and maintain their own DNA. In a fundamental discovery ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  15. Automatically identifying brain regions

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Using the example of the fruit fly, a team of biologists has identified patterns in the genetic activity of brain cells and taken them as a basis for drawing conclusions about the structure of the brain. ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  16. Bacteria can multiply disease-inducing genes to rapidly cause infection

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... species and T3SS has proven to be a common infection mechanism that pathogens, i.e. an infectious agent such as a virus or bacterium, use to destroy host cells. Now researchers have found a link between ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  17. Totally new kind of 'mark' discovered in human cell nucleus

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... plant cells and its existence in mammalian cells has been indirectly proven. Their study suggests that H4K20ac is associated with gene repression. This new discovery of H4K20ac may lead to further clarification ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  18. Key difference in immune cells may explain children's increased susceptibility to illness

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Schools are commonly known as breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria, but this may not necessarily be linked to hygiene. New research in mice shows that because their immune systems do not operate at ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  19. Harnessing an innate repair mechanism enhances success of retinal transplantation

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Cell replacement therapies hold promise for many age-related diseases, but efforts to bring treatments to patients have not been very successful -- in large part because the newly derived cells can't integrate ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  20. Treating autoimmune disease without harming normal immunity

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    With potentially major implications for the future treatment of autoimmunity and related conditions, scientists have found a way to remove the subset of antibody-making cells that cause an autoimmune disease, ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
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