Proteins

New Synthetic Dna Vaccine Against Powassan Virus

Scientists have designed and tested the first-of-its-kind synthetic DNA vaccine against Powassan virus (POWV), targeting portions of the virus envelope protein.
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Vaccines, Virus, Virology

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Beetroot Peptide As Potential Drug Candidate For Treating Diseases

Medical researchers isolated a peptide (small protein molecule) from beetroot. The peptide is able to inhibit a particular enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of messenger molecules in the body. Due to its particularly stable molecular...
Related topics: Medical Research, Enzymes

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Black Soldier Fly Larvae As Protein Alternative For Hungry Humans

Black soldier fly larvae contains more zinc and iron than lean meat and its calcium content is higher than milk. Less than half a hectare of black soldier fly larvae can produce more protein than cattle grazing on around 1200 hectares, or 52...

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Study: Turning A Coronavirus Protein Into A Nanoparticle Could Be Key To An Effective Covid-19...

One of the proteins on the virus - located on the characteristic COVID spike - has a component called the receptor-binding domain, or RBD, which is its "Achilles heel." That is, he said, antibodies against this part of the virus have the potential...
Related topics: Medical Research, Vaccines, Virus, Virology

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Study: Turning A Coronavirus Protein Into A Nanoparticle Could Be Key To An Effective Covid-19...

One of the proteins on the virus - located on the characteristic COVID spike - has a component called the receptor-binding domain, or RBD, which is its "Achilles heel." That is, he said, antibodies against this part of the virus have the potential...
Related topics: Medical Research, Vaccines, Virus, Virology

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Coronaviruses Are Masters Of Mimicry, New Study Finds

Coronaviruses are adept at imitating human immune proteins that have been implicated in severe COVID-19 disease, a study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found.
Related topics: Medical Research

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This Bottled Coffee Uses Coconut Oil, Monk Fruit, And Lactose-free Whey To Keep My Caffeine Jitters...

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Kitu Life Super Coffee blends organic coffee, coconut oil, monk fruit, and whey protein for a delicious drink without sugar crashes. Super Coffee Energy...
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The Sweet Spot Of Flagellar Assembly

To build the machinery that enables bacteria to swim, over 50 proteins have to be assembled according to a logical and well-defined order to form the flagellum, the cellular equivalent of an offshore engine of a boat. To be functional, the flagellum...

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Scientists Reveal Dual Specificity Of Vav2-sh2 Protein

Recently, a research team led by Prof. Wang Junfeng from the High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science revealed the dual specificity of Vav2-SH2 protein after investigating the specific recognition mechanism of human Vav2...

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Activating "inflammasome" May Improve Cancer's Response To Immunotherapy And Parp...

The inflammasome--a protein signaling network that is activated to rid the body of virus or bacteria-infected cells--may play an important role in triggering an immune response to cancer and causing an existing class of drugs to work better against...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Virus, Virology, Bacteria

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Computer Vision Helps Find Binding Sites In Drug Targets

Scientists from the iMolecule group at Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) developed BiteNet, a machine learning (ML) algorithm that helps find drug binding sites, i.e. potential drug targets, in...
Related topics: Algorithms

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Phytoplasma Effector Proteins Devastate Host Plants Through Molecular Mimicry

Phytoplasma are a type of bacteria that live within the cells and cause devastating diseases with damaging effects. For example, in many cases plants infected with phytoplasma are no longer able to develop flowers. These plants have actually been...
Related topics: Bacteria

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Time-keeping Brain Protein Influences Memory

Upsetting the brain's timekeeping can cause cognitive impairments, like when jetlag makes you feel foggy and forgetful. These impairments may stem from disrupting a protein that aligns the brain's time-keeping mechanism to the correct time of day,...

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New Discoveries About This Protein Could Speed Covid-19 Vaccine Research

Rajesh Khanna, Aubin Moutal Coronavirus, World COVID-19 has crippled health care systems and economies worldwide. Extraordinary efforts are underway to develop vaccines and other therapies to combat this virus. But for these efforts to succeed,...
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Can Scientists Take The Sting Out Of Common Respiratory Viruses?

Scientists have made a curious discovery about a well-known human protein that helps the immune system fight viral infections. Researchers found that one class of viruses actually requires this protein to infect cells and replicate.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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How Cells Use Mechanical Tension Sensors To Interact With Their Environment

In a painstaking experiment, scientists suspended a single protein filament between two microscopic beads. Their results have shed light on an elusive process in which cells receive and respond to mechanical cues.

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Tracking Evolution Of Sars-cov-2 Virus Mutations

Researchers tracked the mutation rate in SARS-CoV-2 virus's proteome -- the collection of proteins encoded by genetic material -- through time, starting with the first SARS-CoV-2 genome published in January and ending more than 15,300 genomes later...
Related topics: Genetics

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A ‘genomic Rosetta Stone’ For Discovering The Rules Of Gene Regulation

As early as 1975, biologists discovered that the protein-coding parts of the chimpanzee and human genomes are more than 99 percent identical. Yet, chimpanzees and humans are clearly different in significant ways. Why? The answer lies in the fact...
Related topics: Genetics, Genomics, Scientific Discoveries

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Research Team Discovers Molecular Processes In Kidney Cells That Attract And Feed Covid-19

What about the kidneys make them a hotspot for COVID-19's cytokine storm? A research team says it's the presence of a protein found on specialized renal transport cells.
Related topics: Medical Research

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A Secret Hidden In Our Dna Could Help Cure Cancer

Researchers discovered that a delicate dance between two proteins in our cells helps them replicate safely without dying. By altering this process, the scientists say we could potentially attack cancer cells and prevent them from reliably...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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