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  1. Longer survival of advanced cancer patients given methylnaltrexone for constipation suggests role for mu opiate receptor in cancer progression

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Opioid painkillers and their receptor in cells -- the mu opiate receptor -- could be involved in cancer progression, and could thus be a target for treatments, a study of advanced cancer patients suggests. ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  2. A new technique opens up advanced solar cells

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Using a novel spectroscopic technique, scientists have made a much-needed breakthrough in cutting-edge photovoltaics. Posted: 2016-09-02 12:24:20
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  3. Important signalling pathway for leukemia cells discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive form of blood cancer. A research group has now uncovered a new mechanism that enhances the viability of cancerous T-cells and promotes their reproduction. ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  4. X chromosome: The structure makes the difference

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    In male cells of the fruit fly Drosophila, the X chromosome is twice as active as in female cells. Researchers have now discovered how the enzyme responsible recognizes the chromosome. Posted: 2016-09-02 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  5. Immune cells as biomarkers for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have discovered that the number of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) is increased in the blood of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The higher the number of MDSC, the ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  6. Controlling amounts of heparan sulphate, a carbohydrate needed for fetal development

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Heparan sulphate occurs as carbohydrate chains which are very important for human body cells both for normal fetal development and during the course of various diseases. All new molecular knowledge concerning ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  7. Location, location, location: Cellular hotspots for tumors and regeneration

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Two recent studies identify Drosophila larva cells with unique properties. In one case, the cells are resistant to irradiation or drug-induced cell death and can move to damaged tissue and initiate regeneration. ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  8. Blood cancer treatment may age immune cells as much as 30 years

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers, by tracking a molecular marker that has been shown to increase in white blood cells as people age, have uncovered clues that suggest that stem cell transplant is linked to a marked increase ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  9. Printed graphene treated with lasers to enable 'paper electronics'

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... lead to many real-world, low-cost applications for printed graphene electronics, including sensors, fuel cells and medical devices. Posted: 2016-09-01 19:21:12 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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