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Monday 1st September 2014

Skin cancer hospital admissions soar by 41% in just five years

The number of hospital admissions for skin cancer treatment in England has increased by 41 per cent in the space of just five years, according to a study being presented this week at the World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in Edinburgh,...

UPDATE 2-Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths -World Bank head

* Senegal president angry at Guinean for bringing virus (Updates Nigeria figures)

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths - World Bank head

(Corrects to make clear some airlines have refused to fly to countries with Ebola)

Exelixis to cut jobs after prostate cancer drug fails late-stage study

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Cancer drug developer Exelixis Inc said on Monday it would cut about 70 percent of its workforce after its experimental prostate cancer drug cabozantinib failed a late-stage study.

Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 17 cases total

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 17 cases total

ABUJA, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday.

Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study.

Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems – but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them fr...

High-action TV shows lead to more snacking: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Watching high-energy TV programs might make watching calories harder, a new study suggests.

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 -- For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests. In a small clinical trial of obese adults, researchers found...

UPDATE 1-Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths - World Bank head

* World Bank chief says Ebola response "disastrously inadequate"

Soluble interleukin-6 receptor is elevated during influenza A virus infection and mediates the IL-6 and IL-32 inflammatory cytokine burst

The immune tolerant phase of chronic HBV infection: new perspectives on an old concept

Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 -- The quality of Americans' diets has improved somewhat but remains poor overall, and dietary disparity between the rich and poor is growing, a new study shows. "The study provides the most direct evidence to date that the...

Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 -- Having regular family meals may help protect teens from the harmful mental health effects of "cyberbullying," a new study suggests. Online abuse can lead to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, according to...

Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 -- Watching action shows on TV may be bad for your waistline, a new study contends. People eat much more snack food while watching action films and programs than something less exciting, according to the Cornell University...

Retraction: 'A cell cycle regulatory network controlling NF-{kappa}B subunit activity and function'

Genome-wide siRNA screen reveals coupling between mitotic apoptosis and adaptation

The antimitotic anti-cancer drugs, including taxol, perturb spindle dynamics, and induce prolonged, spindle checkpoint-dependent mitotic arrest in cancer cells. These cells then either undergo apoptosis triggered by the intrinsic mitochondrial pathwa...

The NB-LRR proteins RGA4 and RGA5 interact functionally and physically to confer disease resistance

Plant resistance proteins of the class of nucleotide-binding and leucine-rich repeat domain proteins (NB-LRRs) are immune sensors which recognize pathogen-derived molecules termed avirulence (AVR) proteins. We show that RGA4 and RGA5, two NB-LRRs fro...

Dok1 and Dok2 proteins regulate natural killer cell development and function

Natural killer (NK) cells are involved in immune responses against tumors and microbes. NK-cell activation is regulated by intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that ensure NK tolerance and efficacy. Here, we show that the cytoplasmic signaling molecule...

K-Lysine acetyltransferase 2a regulates a hippocampal gene expression network linked to memory formation

Neuronal histone acetylation has been linked to memory consolidation, and targeting histone acetylation has emerged as a promising therapeutic strategy for neuropsychiatric diseases. However, the role of histone-modifying enzymes in the adult brain i...

A virus capsid-like nanocompartment that stores iron and protects bacteria from oxidative stress

Living cells compartmentalize materials and enzymatic reactions to increase metabolic efficiency. While eukaryotes use membrane-bound organelles, bacteria and archaea rely primarily on protein-bound nanocompartments. Encapsulins constitute a class of...

TLR sorting by Rab11 endosomes maintains intestinal epithelial-microbial homeostasis

Compartmentalization of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) regulates distinct immune responses to microbes; however, the specific cellular machinery that controls this mechanism has not been fully identified. Here we pro...

Allosteric regulation of rhomboid intramembrane proteolysis

Proteolysis within the lipid bilayer is poorly understood, in particular the regulation of substrate cleavage. Rhomboids are a family of ubiquitous intramembrane serine proteases that harbour a buried active site and are known to cleave transmembrane...

In vitro reconstitution of a highly processive recombinant human dynein complex

Cytoplasmic dynein is an approximately 1.4 MDa multi-protein complex that transports many cellular cargoes towards the minus ends of microtubules. Several in vitro studies of mammalian dynein have suggested that individual motors are not robustl...


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