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Crohn’s disease

Protein Regulates Vitamin a Metabolic Pathways, Prevents Inflammation

A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how uncontrolled vitamin A metabolism in the gut can cause...
human heart

Proteome of the Human Heart Mapped for the First Time

A healthy heart beats about two billion times during a lifetime – thanks to the interplay of more than 10,000 proteins. Researcher from the...
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Lupus Link to Stimulatory Proteins

Autoimmune diseases such as lupus — in which the body attacks its own cells and tissues — are on the rise, according to A*STAR’s...
obesity

Gene Prompts Cells to Store Fat, Fueling Obesity

Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: People are eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least...
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Salt, Inflammation and Hypertension

Although dietary salt intake positively correlates with blood pressure, the mechanisms linking salt to hypertension are not well understood. In the Oct. 24 Cell Reports,...
immunostimulator

Inhibition by an Immunostimulator

Atherosclerosis is a consequence of the formation of deposits – known as atherosclerotic plaques – that are largely made up of lipid molecules and...
breast cancer

UT Dallas Chemist Focuses on Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, has designed a small molecule that could help...
cellular signaling

New Player in Cellular Signaling

To survive and grow, a cell must properly assess the resources available and couple that with its growth and metabolism — a misstep in...
cancer

Cellular Clean-Up Can Also Sweep Away Forms of Cancer

Two new research papers reinforce the benefits of a novel therapy that hijacks the cell’s own protein degradation machinery to destroy cancer cells, Yale...
fruit flies

Low Protein Diet in Early Life Increases Lifespan in Fruit Flies

Fruit flies raised on a low protein diet early in life can live over twice as long as their peers, according to new research...
wounds

Our Body Clocks Cause Wounds Sustained at Night to Heal More...

A new study has discovered how our body clocks cause wounds, such as cuts and burns, to heal approximately 60% faster if the injury...
x-ray beam

Crystals in a Pink X-Ray Beam

A newly developed experimental set-up allows the X-ray structure determination of biomolecules such as proteins with far smaller samples and shorter exposure times than...
microfluidic device

Survival of the Least-fit: Antiviral Drug Selectively Targets Nastiest Viruses

An antiviral drug that inhibits a virus' replication machinery selectively targets the most aggressive viruses, according to new research that looked at the infection...
skin inflammation

How the Skin Becomes Inflamed

Publishing online this week in Cell Host & Microbe, researchers at Johns Hopkins report the discovery of a key underlying immune mechanism that explains...
marine spongevideo

Marine Sponges & Novel Glass Technology

The technology for glass forming and shaping requires heat treatment at high temperatures of about 1000o C. So it has long been a mystery...
Amyloid fibrils

Transforming Fibrils into Crystals

Amyloid fibrils are infamous for the role they play in serious neurological diseases in humans, such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. One trigger for Alzheimer’s...
brain disease

Researchers Probe Brain Disease-Causing Proteins at the Atomic Level

Researchers studying a protein that causes a hereditary degenerative brain disease in humans have discovered that the human, mouse and hamster forms of the...
Alzheimer’s

Higher Brain Glucose Levels May Mean More Severe Alzheimer’s

For the first time, scientists have found a connection between abnormalities in how the brain breaks down glucose and the severity of the signature...
Mitochondria

Animals’ Mitochondria Defenses Discovered in Plants

Mitochondria are cell organelles that play critical roles in maintaining the cell’s health, or homeostasis. One way that mitochondria do this is by harvesting...
aging

In Pursuit of Healthy Aging

Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells — either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it — may increase lifespan and promote health,...