Cell-to-cell contacts are necessary for the survival of human cells under protein-damaging conditions and stress, such as that due to high temperatures, viral infections, and cancer medications. According to a new study, cell-cell adhesion as a determinant of proteotoxic stress resistance depends on heat shock factor 2, which acts as a key regulator of cadherin superfamily genes.
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A dearth of deals, Illumina’s double launches, and the usual crowds marked the 38th J.P. Morgan 38th Conference, GEN's Alex Philippidis observes.
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A new study showed that by employing secondary signals from heart rates, physical activity and sleep quality, common Fitbit trackers may be able to predict the spread of the flu in real time and better than current infectious disease surveillance methods. […]
The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb -- as young as 11 weeks after conception -- already show a bacterial microbiome signature, which suggests that bacteria may colonize the lungs well before birth. This first-time finding deepens the mystery of how the microbes or microbial products reach those organs before birth and what role they play in normal lung and immune system development. […]
Nanox, an Israeli medical imaging company, has raised $26 million to help fuel the development and commercialization of its Star Trek-inspired digital X-ray bed. […]