Health News

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 00:00
Whitehead Institute researchers have shown in mouse models that overexpression of the microRNA 125b (miR-125b) can independently cause leukemia and accelerate the disease's progression. Their results
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 00:00
in order to maintain the correct levels of sugar, a protein present on the cells that release insulin in the pancreas has to be active. This protein, called the M3-muscarinic receptor, is not only ac
Monday, November 29, 2010 - 00:00
restoring the protein p53's function in mice with lung cancer has no effect early in tumor development, but restoring the function later on could prevent more advanced tumors from spreading throughout
Monday, November 29, 2010 - 00:00
Neuroscientists at MIT and Harvard have made the surprising discovery that the brain sees some faces as male when they appear in one area of a person’s field of view, but female when they appear in a
Monday, November 29, 2010 - 00:00
Molecular "machine" responsible for pulling chromosome copies apart is isolated and seen in action outside the cell
Monday, November 29, 2010 - 00:00
Around one in 100 deaths worldwide each year is due to passive smoking, which causes more than 600,000 people to die each year worldwide - and most affected are women and children