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A Complex Disorder
Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, Laura W. Bowers | Nov 1, 2015
Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.
Influential Cancer Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 24, 2015
Chris Marshall, who pieced together a critical signaling pathway involved in cancer, has passed away at age 66.
Control ALT, Delete Cancer
Haroldo Silva, David Halvorsen, Jeremy D. Henson | Apr 1, 2015
Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway
Short, Strong Signals
Ruth Williams | Mar 25, 2015
Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.
How Hot Peppers Can Ease Pain
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 11, 2015
Researchers uncover one way capsaicin—the spicy compound found in chili peppers—provides pain relief.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A multitasking plasma membrane protein coordinates cell division and energy metabolism in healthy—and perhaps also cancerous—
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 23, 2014
Starvation suspends cellular activity in
larvae and extends their lifespan.
Elusive Receptor ID’d
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2014
Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants.
Renowned Cell Biologist Dies
Chris Palmer | Aug 13, 2013
Canadian biologist Tony Pawson, whose team was the first to report the specific protein interactions underlying cellular signal transduction, has passed away at age 60.
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2013
Ancient receptors in seeds bind a small molecule in smoke that promotes germination.