Scientists successfully obtain synthetic growth factor compatible to the native protein

IMAGE: HGF activates MET receptor and activation of MET receptor triggers intracellular signaling leading to the enhancement of cell division, migration, survival, and 3-D tubulogenesis. These biological activities lead to the… view more  Credit: Kanazawa University Growth factors are ligands that play important roles in the body – they are responsible for tissue regeneration, wound healing,…

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Microplastic contamination found in common source of groundwater, researchers report

IMAGE: Illinois Sustainable Technology Center researcher John Scott is part of a team of researchers who are among the first to explore microplastic contamination in groundwater systems. view more  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Microplastics contaminate the world’s surface waters, yet scientists have only just begun to explore their presence in groundwater systems. A new study is the…

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Helmholtz scientists identify the causes of cortisone-induced side effects

IMAGE: Steroid treatment can trigger metabolic changes such as a fatty liver (shown here) via the transcription factor E47. view more  Credit: © Helmholtz Zentrum München Patients undergoing long-term treatment with steroids may suffer from metabolic side effects. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), partners in the German…

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