Molecular and Cellular Biology News

Regulating asprosin levels might help control appetite, weightNov 6, 2017
Studies into the asprosin hormone open an intriguing possibility for developing novel treatments for overweight people.
Heparin stimulates food intake, body weight gain in miceSep 5, 2017
New research suggests that heparin could be a potential target for drugs regulating appetite and weight control.
Research reveals how estrogen regulates gene expressionAug 24, 2017
A team of researchers shows how effective regulation of gene expression is enacted through the estrogen hormone.
Change in protein production essential to muscle functionAug 14, 2017
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have shed light on the process that guides the maturation of newborn muscles into adult, fully functional organs.
Researchers identify potentially safer substitutes for BPAJul 13, 2017
Researchers have identified a group of potential substitutes for bisphenol A (BPA) that lack the adverse effects typically associated with BPA. 
Scientists develop method for real-time glutathione measuringJul 13, 2017
Researchers have moved the field of glutathione research a step forward by developing a fluorescent probe that can measure real-time changes of glutathione concentration in living cells.
12-hour biological clock coordinates essential bodily functionsJun 7, 2017
A team of scientists has revealed that mammals and other organisms have 12-hour clocks that are autonomous, work independently from 24-hour clocks and can be modified by external factors.
New technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis Apr 21, 2017
A new laboratory technique can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.
Tumor microenvironment study may improve cancer therapyApr 3, 2017
Researchers have discovered that tumor blood vessels and the immune system influence each other’s functions, and propose that considering these bilateral effects in cancer therapy might improve outcomes.
Gene mutation may be linked to unexplained female infertilityMar 21, 2017
Researchers have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.