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AKNA Protein Plays Role In Regulating Differentiation Of Neural Stem Cells

The protein Akna plays a key role in the behavior of neural stem cells, scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) have discovered. Led by Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, director of the Institute for Stem Cell Research (ISF) at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Chair of Physiological Genomics of the LMU […]

Tunneling Nanotube Structure In Neuronal Cells Revealed

Cells communicate with one another much like humans do. This allows organs to work synchronously, which in turn enables them to perform a remarkable range of tasks. One such means of communication is via tunneling nanotubes (TNTs). In a recently published article, researchers from the Institut Pasteur led by Chiara Zurzolo used advanced imaging techniques […]

Cellular Chaos Keeps Your Immune System Running

Chaotic swings in the concentration of a particular protein — what in mathematics is known as chaotic dynamics — can increase the activation of a number of genes that are otherwise not activated, University of Copenhagen researchers have found. Based upon a range of experimental results, the researchers arrived at their conclusions through mathematical calculations […]

An Engineered Oncolytic Adenovirus That Encodes A Bispecific Antibody

A virus that kills carcinoma cells has been combined by scientists with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system. This is the first time that cancer-associated fibroblasts within solid tumors – healthy cells that are tricked into protecting the cancer […]