Getting to the heart of heart beats: Cardiac thin filament structure and function revealed

IMAGE: Schematic diagram of the muscle fiber structure (left) and the molecular structure of the whole thin filament (right) view more  Credit: Osaka University Osaka, Japan – Researchers at Osaka... Read more »

IU team identifies potential target for restoring movement after spinal cord injury

IMAGE: (a) Both lumbar MNs and greater motor centers, consisting of the corticospinal (CST), rubrospinal (RST) and coming down propriospinal (dPST) systems, are needed to start and keep locomotor function... Read more »

What protects killer immune cells from harming themselves?

White blood cells, which launch a harmful potion of proteins to eliminate malignant and virus-infected cells, are secured from any damage by the physical homes of their cell envelopes,... Read more »

Meet the molecule that helps stressed cells decide between life and death

IMAGE: Delegated right: Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Ph.D., a member of the St. Jude Department of Immunology, with postdoctoral fellows Parimal Samir, Ph.D. and Kesavardhana Sannula, Ph.D. The group has actually recognized... Read more »

NIH programs shed light on gene variants and their connections to health and disease

Programs supported by the National Institutes of Health are developing which genes and genomic variants contribute in human disease, allowing their usage in genomic medication and research study. NIH’s... Read more »

Scientists use nanoparticles to improve chemotherapy response, boost anti-tumor immunity

IMAGE: ( L to R) Mohammad Ali Amini,Ph D. prospect in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Xiao Yu (Shirley) Wu, senior... Read more »

Keeping our cells stable: A closer look at microtubules

IMAGE: Figure 1: A cryo-EM restoration of the microtubule-MAP4-kinesin complex. view more  Credit: Kobe University Microtubules aid to control cell structure throughout our bodies. A group of Japanese scientists... Read more »

Unveiling the mechanism protecting replicated DNA from degradation

IMAGE: EM images reveal areas of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) being produced rather of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) in the lack of AND-1. see more Credit: Takuya Abe Researchersfrom Tokyo Metropolitan... Read more »

Combining on and off switches, one protein can control flowering in plants

MADISON, Wis.– As plants stretch towards the summer season sun, they are marching towards one of the most crucial choices of their lives– when to flower. Too early, and... Read more »

Can pollution alter wildlife behavior?

IMAGE: An adult male amphipod Echinogammarus marinus see more Credit: University of Portsmouth A group of researchers from the University of Portsmouth have actually established brand-new clinical tests to... Read more »