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Researchers identify target for cancer drugs

... draw Akt to the surface. In a sense, PTEN keeps a leash on Akt and thus suppresses cell division. But when PTEN is mutated and unable to function, Akt breaks free. It makes its way to the cell membrane where other proteins activate it, thereby enabling Akt to contribute to tumor growth. "When a cell loses...

Loosen leash on cancer protein 'watchdog,' researchers say

... overrunning our bodies - if they can keep it on a leash of just the right length. In a collaborative effor...eps p53 inactive until it is needed, acting like a leash on a watchdog. "p53 seems to be an important stress response gene that fights cancer when it works,"...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... New Rochelle, NY, April 17, 2014The development of stem ... on the ability to characterize stem cell populations based ... Cross have discovered a new marker that is highly ... human umbilical cord blood, which they describe in an ... journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Professor Marc Andr Gauthier and Professor Luca Razzari ... each been awarded large grants from the John ... for Innovation (CFI) for the acquisition of state-of-the-art ... be added matching grants from the Ministre de ... et de la Technologie (MESRST). These new laboratories ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... German . ... also provide us with a continuous stream of information about ... sit still in a car the world glides by ... Seemingly without effort, our brain calculates self-motion from this "optic ... a steady gaze during our own movements. Together with biologists ...
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