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Hunger Peptide

Your Brain Is Multitasking, Using a Hunger Peptide That Tells You...

USC study shows the brain’s plumbing system serves double duty, flushing waste and channeling a hunger molecule that tells you when you should eat. “People...
Artificial antimicrobial peptides

Artificial Antimicrobial Peptides Could Help Overcome Drug-Resistant Bacteria

During the past several years, many strains of bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and very few new drugs have been added to...
enzyme

Hatchet Enzyme, Enabler of Sickness and of Health, Exposed by Neutron...

The butcher is a common enzyme called presenilin, which chops lengthy protein building blocks down to useable shorter lengths. It resides in membrane spaces...
cancers

Biologists’ New Peptide Could Fight Many Cancers

MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers, including some forms of lymphoma, leukemia,...
zika

Metabolic Pathway Involved in Immune Response to Zika Participates in Neurogenesis

Researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have identified molecules that serve as markers of Zika in blood serum...
diabetes

Formula Made with Cow’s Milk Does Not Increase Diabetes Risk

A 15-year global study of children genetically predisposed to developing Type 1 diabetes found that drinking formula made with cow’s milk did not increase...
nanoscale virus

Kindest Cut Makes Virus Programmable

By chipping away at a viral protein, Rice University scientists have discovered a path toward virus-like, nanoscale devices that may be able to deliver...
Alzheimer’s disease

Neuroscientists Find New Avenue for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

University of Florida neuroscientists have validated a potential pathway to halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of...
oligodendrocyte proteomics

Novel Methodology Increases Resolution in Oligodendrocyte Proteomics

One of the key challenges of proteomics, the study of all proteins expressed by a cell or organism, is managing to distinguish between molecules...
nanolipoprotein

LLNL Nanolipoprotein Technology Licensed

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) biomedical technology that can deliver vaccines and drugs inside the human body has been licensed for use in...
cancer cells

Precision Nanomaterials May Pave New Way to Selectively Kill Cancer Cells,...

Dendrimers – or cascade molecules – are organically synthesized large molecules that match nature's peptides and proteins with respect to size and structure. Researchers...
tissue fibres

Nano-Sensor Measures Tension of Tissue Fibres

Bacteria are able to attach themselves to tissue fibres with the aid of a ‘nano-adhesive’. Just how they achieve this was investigated a few...
nanoparticles

Researchers Investigate How Nanoparticles Can Eliminate Bacteria More Efficiently

Nanoparticle-based drugs have been considered an important contribution to personalized medicine for more than two decades. Potentially deliverable directly to tumors, infections and inflammations...
peptide-RNA

New Theory Addresses How Life on Earth Arose from the Primordial...

Life on Earth originated in an intimate partnership between the nucleic acids (genetic instructions for all organisms) and small proteins called peptides, according to...
Influenza Viruses

Scientists Develop Broad-Spectrum Inhibitors of Influenza Viruses

A team of researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Janssen Research & Development (Janssen) has devised artificial peptide molecules that neutralize a...
hay fever

Early Trials Show Potential for Treating Hay Fever with Grass Protein...

The findings come from a study to be published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, which shows that the approach could potentially...
tiniest switches

Scientists Discover One of Nature’s Tiniest Switches

In a testament to the rapid advance of nanotechnology, the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to scientists who built the world’s first...
antibiotic

Antibiotic Resistance: Hope May Come from Small Biotech Companies

“Every antibiotic in use today is based on a discovery made more than 30 years ago”. This is a worriedly observation done by the Pew...
Sinus Infections

Blocking Sweet Taste Receptors Can Help Body Fight Off Sinus Infections

Bitter taste receptors in the upper airway are a first line of defense against sinus infections, but their ability to kill harmful toxins and...
Preterm Births

Study Suggests Simple Way to Predict Preterm Births

Up to 18 percent of babies born worldwide arrive before they are full-term, defined as 37 weeks of gestation. About 1 million of those...