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malaria

Research Highlights Role of Molecule That Directs Immune Response in Cases...

A fierce war begins raging in the human organism only days after a bite by a mosquito of the genus Anopheles infected with Plasmodium,...
microtubulesvideo

Hwang Uncovers New Details About the ‘Vehicles’ Inside the Body

Similar to roadways across the country, every cell in our body has a network of paths, and a professor at Texas A&M University has...
metabolism

Understanding Enzyme Cascades Key to Understanding Metabolism

A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down, but understanding what happens to that sugar in the cell is far more complicated...
neurodegenerative diseases

Cellular Power Outage

A common feature of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or Huntington's disease are deposits of aggregated proteins in the patient's cells that cause...
calories

Less Fat, More Hair, Young Skin

Caloric restriction diets have been associated with various health benefits, but their effects on the skin have not been previously demonstrated. Research conducted at...
kinesins

Kinesins Ignore Weak Forces as They Carry Heavy Loads

If you’re the motor protein up front, be prepared to do the heavy pulling.That’s one conclusion from a Rice University-led study of the mechanisms...
protein

UMass Amherst Biochemists Simulate a Protein-Folding Chaperone’s Functional Dance

Using a combination of computational and experimental techniques, a research team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by molecular biologist Lila Gierasch has...
physical exercise

Research Reveals How Physical Exercise Protects the Heart

Regular exercise is now considered an important form of treatment for heart failure, a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough...
enzyme

Enzyme May Help Bacteria Become Craftier and More Dangerous

Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a new role for an enzyme that is well-known for fueling chemical reactions in bacterial cells.The enzyme, an ATPase...
heart attack

Study Predicts Heart Cells’ Response to Dwindling Oxygen

Time is of the essence when treating a patient undergoing a heart attack. Cardiac surgeons attempt to quickly stabilize the heart by applying reperfusion,...
plants

“Plant Cinema” Shows the Flow of Energy

Nothing works without fuel: plants also depend on fuel for growth and development. In living organisms, fuel comes as the universal energy currency adenosine...
brain

UCONN Study: The Veins in Your Brain Don’t All Act the...

Certain blood vessels in the brainstem constrict when blood vessels elsewhere in the body would dilate. And that contrary behavior is what keeps us...
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The Big Pore Theory Could Cure Chronic Pain

Cornell University researchers have produced for the first time an image of P2X7, a receptor associated with chronic pain. Visualizing the shape of the...
ammonia

Flipping the Switch on Ammonia Production

Nearly a century ago, German chemist Fritz Haber won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a process to generate ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen...
Brain cells

Brain Cells Mobilize Sugar in Response to Increased Activity

New research is providing insights into why the brain is so reliant on sugar to function.In a study published Jan. 19 in Neuron, a...
Imiquimod

One Molecule, Many Targets

The fact that a given medication has been approved for use doesn't automatically mean that all of its mechanisms of action have been completely...
ammoniavideo

A Cooperative Way to Make Ammonia

Nitrogen is essential for life, but nature's main source of nitrogen is the gas found in our atmosphere — a gas that does not...
protein secretion

Collaboration reveals a new mechanism for protein secretion

A UK research team has discovered that a cell's protective layer acts like a turnstile, allowing proteins to be exported while preventing them from...
Enzymatic Ammonia Production

NREL Demonstrates Light-Driven Process for Enzymatic Ammonia Production

Carbon emissions and energy requirements reduced with new approach
enzyme

A single enzyme with the power of three could offer shortcut...

Researchers identified a single enzyme doing the work of a trio thought necessary to control a common cellular signaling process being pursued as a...