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Protein Fibers

Researchers Offer New Explanation for Why Protein Fibers Form

Alzheimer’s disease results from a dysfunctional stacking of protein molecules that form long fibers inside brain cells. Similar stacking occurs in sickle-cell anemia and mad cow...
autophagosomes

New Study Sheds Light on Disease-busting ‘Recycling Bins’ in Our Cells

Scientists have made an important step in understanding how cells keep themselves clean and healthy - a finding that may have implications for combating...
lung diseases

Cronically Ill, yet Healthier

The incidence of chronic inflammatory lung diseases is on the rise throughout the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), they will become...
HIV

HIV Hijacks Surface Molecule to Invade Cell

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a key step in the process that HIV uses to inject its genetic material into...
migrating birds

How Migrating Birds ‘Run a Marathon,’ Burning Muscles and Organs in...

Migrating birds complete long non-stop flights of many hours for songbirds and days for some shorebirds to reach breeding or wintering grounds. During such...
virus

New research points to treatment breakthrough for viruses

RMIT scientists in Melbourne have led an international collaboration that potentially unlocks better treatment of viral diseases, including the flu and common cold. The results...
cancer, Herpes Virus

UConn Biologist Takes New Tack Against Herpes Virus

Herpes is more common than you might think. The virus’ various forms affect most people, though they are often unaware. Herpes can remain dormant in...
protein diversity

Researchers Probe Protein Diversity

Proteins make up a wildly diverse class of molecule, with key roles in everything from catalyzing reactions to helping fight off infection to transporting...
nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes Mimic Biology

Proteins in lipid membranes are one of the fundamental building blocks of biological functionality. Lawrence Livermore researchers have figured out how to mimic their...
Alzheimer’s disease

A Biophysical ‘Smoking Gun’

While much about Alzheimer’s disease remains a mystery, scientists do know that part of the disease’s progression involves a normal protein called tau, aggregating...
brain regions

Changes in Brain Regions May Explain Why Some Prefer Order and...

Why do some people prefer stable, predictable lives while others prefer frequent changes? Why do some people make rational decisions and others, impulsive and...
2D layered devices

2D Layered Devices Can Self-assemble with Precision

Squid-inspired proteins can act as programmable assemblers of 2D materials, like graphene oxide, to form hybrid materials with minute spacing between layers suitable for...
organelles

‘Liquid Scaffolding’: Watery Droplets Form Structures Inside Cells

The team, a mix of biologists and materials scientists, has shown that surprisingly low concentrations of proteins can readily condense into a droplet that...
Alzheimer’s

Drug Restores Cells and Memories in Alzheimer’s Mouse Models

A new drug can restore memories and connections between brain cells in mice with a model of Alzheimer’s disease, a new Yale-led study suggests. “The...
Alzheimer’s Disease

IU Researchers Help Provide First Look at Atomic Structures of Protein...

New research by scientists at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom and Indiana University School of Medicine gives the most...
Breast Cancer cells

Protein to Control Breast Cancer Progression Identified

Switching off a protein produced in breast cancer cells can stop cancer progression, researchers from The University of Queensland have found. Dr Iman Azimi from...
bones

Old Bones Lead to New Strategy for Drug Delivery

Taking a hint from archaeology, where centuries-old bones and teeth have been found to harbor intact biological proteins, a team of Wisconsin scientists has...
neurodegenerative diseases, heart attack, depression, Kidney disease

Drug Discovery: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Spurred by Same Enzyme

Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are not the same. They affect different regions of the brain and have distinct genetic and environmental risk factors. But...
heart enlargement

Study Identifies Key Player in Heart Enlargement

The heart is a dynamic muscle that grows and shrinks in response to stressors such as exercise and disease. The secret to its malleability...
bacteria

Bringing Bacteria’s Defense into Focus

By taking a series of near-atomic resolution snapshots, Cornell University and Harvard Medical School scientists have observed step-by-step how bacteria defend against foreign invaders...