Gene Transfer Boosts Acetylcholine Production and Stimulates Neuromuscular Activity
A publication described a study that analyzed enzymatic activity taking place in the synapses between nerves that directly relates to chronic neuromuscular diseases such as myasthenia gravis.
Confocal Microscope Can Measure Single Molecule Within Cells
A US university is now one of only a few with a microscope so powerful that researchers can measure a single molecule within a cell.
Angiotensin Peptide Blocks Growth of Breast Cancer in Mouse Model
The seven-amino acid peptide angiotensin-(1-7) was found to inhibit growth of human breast cancer cells in a mouse model that closely mimicked the human disease.
Protein-Lipid Link Common to Chronic Lung Disorders
Chronic lung diseases share a link between the ceramide class of lipids and the protein cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, which is present in a mutated and inactive form in cystic fibrosis.
Breast Inflammation Shown to Be Key to Cancer Growth
It took 12 years and a creation of a highly sophisticated transgenic mouse, but researchers have finally confirmed a long believed hypothesis that inflammation in the breast is key to the development and progression of breast cancer.