Tag Archives: Protein

Botox: Wrinkle Killers on the Tramp

For many years the application of Botox was considered safe and nearly free of any side effects. If dosed correctly the bacteria poison works solely locally. Results of Italian neurologists are now raising this fact to question. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Tracking in genetic Material

New methods of DNA analysis might soon increase the hit rate in microbiology labs considerably. Because pyro-sequencing machines even detect unknown pathogens within the shortest time. Time that might be crucial in saving a patient. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Boring, Filling, Scanning the Breast

Early detection at the dentist's office? Breast cancer screening at the hairdresser? New biotechnological opportunities in detecting tumor markers open uncommon perspectives. Mainly saliva could play an important role in the future - enabling an early detection for more...

Article by Karin Bäck

Alzheimer Test: Tell-tale Proteins

Berlin researchers want to improve the diagnosis of Alzheimer. The plan: To attest the disease earlier and more precisely by blood test. Two small protein fragments play an important role. more...

Article by Thorsten Braun

Well then… Cheers!

The year started well. News came from Denmark that alcohol, combined with a healthy lifestyle, can lower the risk of cardiac diseases. Cambridge announced that among others a moderate consumption can increase the lifespan. Not really a consolation for people suffering more...

Article by Karin Bäck

Cell-Tuning for stuttering Hearts

Deadly cardiac arrythmias are the most feared complication of an acute myocardial infarction. Scientists now succeeded to prevent ventricular tachycardia from mice by embryonic cells. And even better: It worked with genetically pepped-up skeletal muscle cells as well. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

The same – and yet entirely different

Up to now - with a few exceptions - the rule applied: If two have the same gene equipment, the environment determines the development of each person. Geneticists at Harvard University have discovered new soil, just how the cell produces its inimitability. Mono-allelic more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Mouse Click instead of Lab Mouse

"Gene discovered in mouse which is immune against cancer". "Protein NF-kappa B rejuvenates the mouse skin". These are almost daily news. Harmless animal testings? The objectors of animal experiments have a different point of view. They expect remedy by for example more...

Article by Karin Bäck

Suicide of a Cancer Cell

The tumor suppressor factor p53 prevents the unchecked reproduction of cells but often is modified and ineffective in tumor patients. p73, a close relative, could be the more rewarding target of novel strategies against cancer cells. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Vicious Circle in the Brain

In the course of a malignant tumor ailment 25 percent of the patients develop a depression. Several studies proved this. Now it turns out that the psychological pressure of the disease is not the actual trigger. It's the neurotransmitters that are out of balance. more...

Article by Monika Lerch
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