(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) The Structural Genomics Consortium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (SGC-UNC), in partnership with the DiscoverX Corporation, has reached the milestone halfway point in its development of the Kinase Chemogenomic Set, a potent group of inhibitors which allow deeper exploration of the human kinome, a family of enzymes critical to understanding human disease and developing new therapies.
(Natural News) Have you ever wondered how exactly the government would deal with a major national catastrophe like a nuclear war or EMP attack? What would the nation’s priorities be? Who would receive assistance first? How would chaos be averted? Are you likely to be on the receiving end of help from federal agencies, or…
Europe’s medium-range weather forecasts will cease to be constructed in the UK from 2020.
It was always thought that olfactory receptors’ sole bodily function was to smell, and could only be found inside a nose. But now a new study has found two olfactory receptors in human lung tissue.
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Researchers found that rodents that had been exposed to stress had a weakened alcohol-induced dopamine response and voluntarily drank more alcohol compared to controls. The blunted dopamine signaling to ethanol arose due to changes in the circuitry in the ventral tegmental area, the heart of the brain’s reward system.
The enzyme ALKBH1 can remove molecular modifications from transfer RNA, causing a measurable effect on protein translation in the cell, new research demonstrates. The study sheds new light on how cells control gene expression, and suggests the possibility that transfer RNA (tRNA) influences cellular processes beyond protein translation.
The Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development (CEED) Center at Penn State Berks will host an event as part of its speaker series at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in room 5, Luerssen Buidling. Guest speakers include Timothy Hillert, CEO of BenXChange; John Gatto, partner at TAR Capital, LLC; and Pam Moore-O’Neill, owner of Moore Music.