5 Apr 2017
Newborns babies can be at risk of congenital blindness, presenting sight defects due to lesions or to genetic mutations in their genome. Among the latter, Leber Congenital Amaurosis – or LCA - is one...
Type: Press release
26 May 2016
Escherichia coli (E. coli) are bacteria that live all around and inside of us. Most E. coli are harmless, but some strains can cause illness, and can even, in extreme cases, be deadly. With recent...
Type: News Article
20 May 2016
Electricity plays a key role in cell studies, but practical issues linked with the shape of the laboratory cultureware have troubled this research. Laboratory cultureware are the plastic containers...
Type: News Article
25 Dec 2015
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death. Patients with type 1 diabetes have their insulin secreting cells destroyed by the immune system and require daily insulin injections. Pancreatic islet...
Type: News Article
4 Dec 2015
Recent research has shown that the cells in our bodies teeter on the brink of death. They possess intricate molecular mechanisms that promote either suicide or survival. The concept is known as...
Type: News Article
29 Oct 2015
“This ‘rotation model’, which made the cover of BioEssays, represents a true paradigm shift in the...
Type: News Article
19 Dec 2014
Behind all motor, sensory and memory functions, calcium ions are in the brain, making those functions possible. Yet neuroscientists do not entirely understand how fast calcium ions reach their...
Type: Press release
10 Jul 2014
On July 9, 2014, Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka1 in the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s Marine Genomics Unit, published...
Type: News Article
25 Apr 2014
The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly.  Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another...
Type: News Article
5 Mar 2014
In the bones supporting our bodies, calcium regulation occurs by balancing the activities of osteoclasts, which are groups of cells that increase the calcium concentration in blood by destroying bone...
Type: News Article
12 Nov 2012
Having spent a good portion of his post-doc career at the University of Miami (UM) in Florida, USA and loving the warm weather, it wasn’t too difficult to sway up-and-coming immunologist Hiroki...
Type: News Article
9 Oct 2012
To respond to the body’s needs, our cells are constantly switching specific genes on or off. Flipping the switch means the cells either start or stop making copies of a gene out of molecules known as...
Type: News Article
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