Proteins

One Protein Makes Ebola Deadly. Scientists Can Turn It Off

A sign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo warns people that Ebola is in the area. (Credit: Sergey Uryadnikov/Shutterstock) The Ebola virus continues to ravage populations across Africa. But earlier this week, researchers reported that...
Related topics: Ebola, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Disabling A Single Protein Could Make Humans Immune To The Common Cold

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, have developed an experimental approach that could lead to a universal vaccine for the common cold.
Related topics: Medical Research, Vaccines

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Studying Proteins Moving (relatively) Slowly

Proteins keep our organs functioning, regulate our cells and are the targets for medications that treat a number of diseases, including cancers and neurological diseases. Proteins need to move in order to function. But, because the technology they...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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New Drug Target In Fight Against Cancer

Researchers have discovered how a cancer-linked version of the protein mitoNEET can close voltage-dependent anion channels (VDAC), primary gateways in the outer surface of mitochondria. The researchers detail how mitoNEET regulates VDAC, and they...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Johns Hopkins Researchers Id Compound That Could Play A Novel Role In Halting Pancreatic Cancer...

In early test tube and mouse studies, investigators at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have found that nonmuscle myosin IIC (MYH14), a protein activated in response to mechanical stress, helps promote metastatic...
Related topics: Medical Research, Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Stress

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Drug Delivery: Thermo-responsive Protein Hydrogel

Bio-engineering researchers have created a biocompatible, protein-based hydrogel that could serve as a drug delivery system durable enough to survive in the body for more than two weeks while providing sustained medication release. The research...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Fathers May Protect Their Lgb Kids From Health Effects Of Discrimination

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who report being discriminated against but who feel close to their fathers have lower levels of C-reactive protein --a measure of inflammation and cardiovascular risk--than those without support from their...
Related topics: Cardiology

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Researchers Find Way To Study Proteins Moving (relatively) Slowly

Proteins keep our organs functioning, egulate our cells and are the targets for medications that treat a number of diseases, including cancers and neurological diseases. Proteins need to move in order to function. But, because the technology they...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Two Short Strings Of Amino Acids Could Pave The Way To New Treatments For Alzheimer’s Disease

Two years after discovering a way to neutralize a rogue protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease, University of Alberta Distinguished University Professor and neurologist Jack Jhamandas has found a ... Read more
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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'death Star' Bacterial Structures That Inject Proteins Can Be Tapped To Deliver Drugs

By scraping tubeworms off the bottom of boats in the San Diego harbor to study them, San Diego State University
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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A Newly Identified Protein May Be The Key To Vanquishing The Common Cold

Inactivating this protein in human cells and mice provided immunity to a range of viruses, but an effective treatment is still a long way off -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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New Algorithms Shown To Accelerate Biopharmaceutical Process

Biopharmaceuticals are necessary, life-saving tools. But the process for making them is time-consuming and costly, particularly when it comes to the process of purification -- the removal of unwanted elements like proteins, viruses, and DNA.
Related topics: Algorithms, DNA, Genetics

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Programmable Swarmbots Help Make Flexible Biological Tools

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a new platform to create biologic drugs using specially engineered bacteria that burst and release useful proteins when they sense that their capsule is becoming too crowded.

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Potential Target For Cardiac Fibrosis Treatment

A research team has identified a potential target for treating heart failure related to fibrosis. The study looked at an epigenetic 'reader' protein known as BRD4, showing that it serves a central role in regulating the activation of cardiac...
Related topics: Medical Research, Heart Failure

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A Matter Of Concentration

Researchers are studying how proteins regulate the stem cells of plants.
Related topics: Medical Research, Stem Cells

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Vegan And Meat-free Fast-food Options Are Growing. Here's Where To Find Them.

Del Taco and Blaze Pizza are joining the growing plant-based protein movement. The two restaurant chains are launching new vegan tacos and pizza.       

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Study Provides Insight On Targeted Therapies For Colorectal Cancer Metastasis

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers provides new insight on targeted therapy for colorectal cancer metastasis. Published in Nature Communications, the study focused on Neuropilin-1 (NRP1), a transmembrane protein...
Related topics: Medical Research, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Metastasis

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How Cells Recycle Proteins

A team of scientists will use E. coli cells to help understand how human cells break down excess or unusable proteins into amino acids they can use.

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Vitamin D And Bone Health; Infarcts In Middle Age: It's Podmed Double T!

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include bleeding after cannabinoid use, and dietary proteins and mortality
Related topics: Vitamins

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Medical News Today: How To Eat 1,200 Calories A Day

People can eat 1,200 calories a day to lose weight safely by adding more filling foods, such as protein rich foods, to their diet. Learn more about how to eat 1,200 calories a day and stay healthy here.
Related topics: Calories, Diet

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