Tag: Case Western Reserve University

Vitamin E identified as potential weapon against obesity

Contact: Angela Hopp ahopp@asbmb.org 713-471-4541 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology BOSTON — A potential new way to fight obesity-related illness has been uncovered, thanks to serendipitous research led by investigators at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The collaborators, from Case Western Reserve University, […]

DEAD-box proteins function as recycling nanopistons when unwinding RNA: May be incorporated into artificial nanomachines

Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer daniel.oppenheimer@utexas.edu 512-745-3353 University of Texas at Austin Ancient enzymes function like nanopistons to unwind RNA AUSTIN, Texas—Molecular biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have solved one of the mysteries of how double-stranded RNA is remodeled inside cells in both their normal and disease […]

Precise and persistent cell sabotage

  Contact: Kevin Mayhood kevin.mayhood@case.edu 216-534-7183 Case Western Reserve University   Control of siRNA could aid regenerative medicine, cancer therapy Some of the body’s own genetic material, known as small interfering RNA (siRNA), can be packaged then unleashed as a precise and persistent technology to guide cell behavior, […]