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Unveiling of Cell Atlas points to new understanding of health and disease
Researchers from Science for Life Laboratory at KTH have achieved another significant milestone in the wake of the completion of the human genome in 2001. At the 2016 American Society of Cell Biology Meeting in San Francisco earlier this month, they presented the Cell Atlas, an open-access interactive database with unparalleled high-resolution images which visualizes for the first time the location of more than 12,000 proteins in cells.
First major analysis of Human Protein Atlas published
A research article published today in Science presents the first major analysis based on the Human Protein Atlas, including a detailed picture of the proteins that are linked to cancer, the number of proteins present in the bloodstream, and the targets for all approved drugs on the market.
Protein map is an open resource for health research
A decade after the completion of the blueprint of the human genome, the Human Protein Atlas program on Thursday launched a tissue-based atlas covering the genome's protein complement. Based on 13 million annotated images, an interactive database has been created to show the distribution of proteins in all major tissues and organs in the human body.
Blocking body's endocannabinoids may be effective treatment for liver cancer
The liver's cannabinoid receptors could be targeted to fight liver cancer in some patients, according to a new study that also offers a way to predict what treatments have the best chance of working.
New treatment attacks liver disease and type 2 diabetes
Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes which harnesses liver cells’ own ability to burn accumulated fats.
Study may improve understanding of MS
A group of proteins identified by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology could play a role in helping multiple sclerosis patients get more accurate diagnostics about the severity and progress of their disease.
A map to the human body's 'building blocks'
The human body has hundreds of thousands of cell membrane proteins that are essential for all body functions. “These are amazing miniature machines because they are not just structures”, says Erik Lindahl, Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
An insider’s look at what goes on with proteins in a cell
There have been huge advances in medical science since Robert Hooke coined the term “cell” in 1665, yet the cells of the human body remain a mystery. KTH researcher Emma Lundberg is one of the scientists behind efforts to solve the puzzle of how cells work and ultimately to find new ways to treat disease.
Machine learning competition seeks best models for mapping human proteins
Biomedical researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have opened up an online machine learning competition that will award USD 37,000 to be split among the creators of the best algorithms for classifying protein expression in images of human cells.