Proteins

Researchers Identify A New Kind Of Pure Carbon Production By Microorganisms

Life on the Earth is based on carbon. Through the course of evolution, living organisms have learned to form and process large numbers of different carbon compounds. Carbon is the cornerstone of most biologically produced organic compounds such as...

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Exploring The Dual Function Of The Ctcf Protein

The rapid scientific advancements that followed the mapping of the human genome have revealed just how staggeringly complex the world of genetics is. We now know that proteins are not just the products of genes, but that they also interact with...
Related topics: Genetics

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A Gut Feeling: Understanding How Our Gut Microbiome Communicates With Our Immune System

An international team of scientists has identified a new connection between certain molecules produced by the microbiome and the function of a protein that impacts gut inflammation.
Related topics: Microbiome

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Cells Move By Controlling The Stiffness Of Their Neighbors

Cells can control their ability to move through the body by using a protein called fascin to control the stiffness of neighbouring cells, suggests a new study.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Carbon Nanotube-based Sensor Can Detect Sars-cov-2 Proteins

Using specialized carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have designed a novel sensor that can detect SARS-CoV-2 without any antibodies, giving a result within minutes.
Related topics: Nanotubes

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Researchers Film Fundamental Life Process At Cellular Level

All proteins in a cell are assembled by complicated molecular machines. The precursors of these ribosomes are produced in the cell nucleus and then enter the cell through the so-called nuclear pores. Researchers at the University of Bonn and ETH...

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Utsw Scientists Identify Protein That Stops Cell Cycle In Response To Stress

UT Southwestern researchers have identified a new mechanism by which stress causes cells to stop dividing.
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research

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Carbon Nanotube-based Sensor Can Detect Sars-cov-2 Proteins

Using specialized carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have designed a novel sensor that can detect SARS-CoV-2 without any antibodies, giving a result within minutes. Their new sensor is based on technology that can quickly generate rapid and accurate...
Related topics: Nanotubes

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Cells Move By Controlling The Stiffness Of Their Neighbours

Cells can control their ability to move through the body by using a protein called fascin to control the stiffness of neighboring cells, suggests a study published today in eLife.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Tumor Reasons Why Cancers Thrive In Chromosomal Chaos

University of California San Diego researchers describe how a pair of fundamental genetic and cellular processes -- aneuploidy and unfolded protein response -- are exploited by cancer cells to promote tumor survival and growth.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Genetics

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Protein Calorie Malnutrition Is Devastating For Patients

I am a former chief of surgery and a scientific entrepreneur. My practice consisted of patients who suffered from serious injuries and illnesses.  Concerning the latter, a significant number had cancer, especially breast cancer.  The issue all...
Related topics: Calories, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Fingerprinting Proteins With Force

What if we could identify proteins as easily as we can sequence DNA and RNA? Perhaps soon we will, thanks to new DNA Nanoswitch Calipers. DNA Calipers create a unique 'fingerprint' for peptides (the building blocks of proteins) by repeatedly...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics

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A Diet Of Essential Amino Acids Could Keep Dementia At Bay

Protein intake is known to be vital for maintaining brain function in older individuals. Now, using a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have shown that the intake of a specific set of amino acids can inhibit the death of brain cells,...
Related topics: Diet, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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One Plus One Does Not Equal Two: Research Team Investigates Receptors That Form Pairs On The...

There are a number of G protein-coupled receptors in human cells. As an important component of the cell membrane, these proteins are responsible for detecting different stimuli in the surroundings of a cell within the body and transferring this...

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S-acylation Enhances Covid-19 Infection

Like many viruses, SARS-CoV-2 relies on lipid modifications carried by host enzymes to organize their membrane structure and coordinate the function of virulence proteins. Scientists at EPFL have discovered the enzymes that transfer fatty acids to...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Enzymes, Medical Research

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Maintaining Balance In The Brain

Researchers uncovered that reducing levels of the protein tau, which is known for its role in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, changes excitatory and inhibitory cells in ways that make it harder for the brain to burst with...
Related topics: Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease

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Researchers Say Specific Amino Acid Combo May Protect Against Dementia

A specific combination of essential amino acids may help protect against the development of dementia, according to a new study from Japanese researchers with the National Institute for Quantum Sciences and Technology. Key to the research is protein...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Save 33% On This 5-speed Nutribullet Blender

Save $50: As of Oct. 21, the NutriBullet 5-Speed Blender in Dark Gray is 33% off at Best Buy. You'll pay $99.99. From post-workout protein shakes to creamy winter soups, you'll find a use for a blender no matter your culinary abilities. Some of the...

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Supercomputer Simulations Reveal How Protein Crowding In Cells Impacts Interactions

Supercomputer simulations by RIKEN researchers have revealed how drug binding to a protein target changes as the surrounding environment becomes more cluttered with other proteins. These simulations could help improve drug development since they...

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How An Enriched Environment Fires Up Our Synapses

Processing of sensory impressions and information depends very much on how the synapses in our brain work. A team has now shown how lipid and protein regulation impact brain's processing of a beautiful and stimulating environment. The lipids located...

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