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bacterial cells

The Protein with the Starting Gun

Bacteria are capable of extremely rapid growth, but only when the conditions are right. If they lack nutrients, or if it is...
ribosomes

Shape-Shifting Ribosomes “Tune” the Cellular Response to Stress

Ribosomes help your cells build proteins, based on the instructions provided in genes. So, when ribosomes malfunction, disease is not far behind. To better understand...
oxidative stress

Scientists Find Potential Path for Countering Oxidative Stress in a Range...

Scientists at Scripps Research have made a surprising discovery in their mission to understand how cells stay healthy, uncovering an important connection between a cell’s sugar...
Low-protein high-carb diet

Low-Protein High-Carb Diet Shows Promise for Healthy Brain Ageing

Low-protein high-carbohydrate diets may be the key to longevity, and healthy brain ageing in particular, according to a new mice study from the University...
fatty liver

Disorder in the Liver

Chronic excessive caloric intake leads to the deposition of fat droplets in the liver. This condition, known as fatty liver, can cause permanent damage...
malaria

Scientists Capture Images of Antibodies Working Together Against Malaria

Scientists investigating how the human immune system defends against malaria have uncovered a rare phenomenon: antibodies working together to bind to a vulnerable spot...
Glow-In-The-Dark Paper

Glow-In-The-Dark Paper as a Rapid Test for Infectious Diseases

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Keio University today present a practicable and reliable way to test for infectious diseases. All you...
skin diseases

Mutations in This Molecule May Have Helped Mammoths Tolerate the Cold

Columbia University biomedical researchers have captured close-up views of TRPV3, a skin-cell ion channel that plays important roles in sensing temperature, itch, and pain. Why...
Stress hormone

Stress Hormone Is Key Factor in Failure of Immune System to...

A team led by Dr Vadim Sumbayev, of the University’s Medway School of Pharmacy, found for the first time that blood/bone marrow cancer – acute myeloid leukemia...
RUNX-deficient cancers

RUNX Proteins Act as Regulators in DNA Repair

A study by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed that RUNX proteins...
Drug Development

Infrared Sensor as a New Method for Drug Development

With an infrared sensor, biophysicists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have succeeded in quickly and easily investigating which active ingredients influence the structure of...
food allergies

Allergy Potential of Strawberries and Tomatoes Depends on the Variety

Strawberries and tomatoes are among the most widely consumed fruits and vegetables worldwide. However, many people are allergic to them, especially if they have...
koalas

Australian Scientists Crack the Genetic Code of Koalas

A team of Australian and international scientists – including UNSW Sydney Professor Marc Wilkins – have made a significant breakthrough, successfully sequencing the full koala...
Leukaemia

T-Cell Leukaemia: Cancer Cells Take Advantage of ‘Survival Protein’

Cancer researchers have shown that some patients with T-cell leukaemia produce too much of the BCL-2 protein. Cancer cells take advantage of this ‘survival...
Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Brain Metals That May Drive Disease Progression Revealed

Breakthrough in description of metals in brain which may drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, made by international research collaboration, including University of...
Antidiabetic drug

Antidiabetic Drug Is Tested Against Head and Neck Cancer

In a study involving more than 2,000 volunteers in five hospitals in São Paulo State, Brazil, the use of metformin, one of the world’s...
Molecular Movievideo

Scientists Make the First Molecular Movie of One of Nature’s Most...

Scientists have made the first molecular movie of the instant when light hits a sensor that's widely used in nature for probing the environment...
lung cancer

On the Search for New Approaches to Cure Lung Cancer

Protein kinases regulate nearly all processes in cells. If the function of these enzymes is disrupted, often cancer will develop. In particular certain types...
Alzheimer’s disease

Memory Processes Depend on Protein ‘Off-Switch’ – Could Lead to New...

Memory and learning depend on a protein 'off-switch' in the brain - new University of Warwick research Arc protein increases rapidly in the...
cancer researchvideo

Two New Pathways Expand the Horizon for Cancer Research

Dramatically reshaping the scope of cancer research, the discovery was made by investigating a special class of genes known as noncoding RNA’s (ncRNA) found...