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Medical News Today: What to know about the side effects of metformin  MNT · 9 minutes
The main use of metformin is to control blood sugar levels. Here, learn about the potential side effects of metformin and its interactions with... more
Medical News Today: What to know about glimepiride  MNT · 9 minutes
Glimepiride is a drug people use to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes. Find out about the potential side effects of glimepiride, and the possible risks of taking this drug. more
FDA finds inconsistent amounts of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething tablets  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that its laboratory analysis found inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething tablets, sometimes... more
Exploiting mammalian low-complexity domains for liquid-liquid phase separation-driven underwater adhesive coatings  Science Magazine · 7 hours
Many biological materials form via liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS), followed by maturation into a solid-like state. Here, using a biologically inspired assembly mechanism designed to recapitulate... more
Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
How do cells generate and use energy? This question might seem simple, but the answer is far from simple. Furthermore, knowing how microbial cell factories consume energy and how proteins are allocated to do so is... more
Frying oil consumption worsened colon cancer and colitis in mice, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Food scientists have shown that feeding frying oil to mice exaggerated colonic inflammation, enhanced tumor growth and worsened gut leakage, spreading bacteria or toxic... more
Can researchers engage safely with the food industry?  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers are exploring ways to help scientists better protect their work from the influence of the food industry. more
Experiments illuminate key component of plants' immune systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Biologists have shed new light on a crucial aspect of the plant immune response. Their discovery, revealing how plant resistance proteins trigger localized cell death, could lead to new strategies for engineering... more
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. A study... more
Larval Bees are Omnivores, Shows New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 11 hours
Pollen-borne microbes represent an important protein source for larval bees, according to new research. Of the more than 20,000 species of bees... more
The Paleozoic diet: Why animals eat what they eat  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
In what likely is the first study on the evolution of dietary preferences across the animal kingdom, researchers report several unexpected discoveries, including that the first animal likely was a... more
Caffeine does not influence stingless bees  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The western honey bee (Apis mellifera) that has a sting for use in defense is common in Western Europe. Stingless bees, on the other hand, are mainly at home in the tropics and subtropics. They are... more
Key areas of measles virus polymerase to target for antiviral drug development  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Targeting specific areas of the measles virus polymerase, a protein complex that copies the viral genome, can effectively fight the measles virus and be... more
Junk food intake in children reduced by health education that addresses emotional issues  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Teacher training followed by classroom education with information, activities, and emotional support improves lifestyles in teachers and students, according to new research.... more
The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Researchers have proposed a way to measure the ecological impact of global food wastage due to excessive consumption. The results suggest that direct food waste --... more
Mapping nucleation kinetics with nanometer resolution  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Nucleation is the formation of a new condensed phase from a fluid phase via self-assembly. This process is critical to many natural systems and technical applications including the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and advanced materials, the formation... more
Measuring the ecological impact of global food wastage due to excessive consumption  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
With every unfinished meal since Band Aid, you've heard it: "people are starving in Africa, y'know". True, the UN estimates that rich countries throw... more
Health education addressing emotional issues reduces junk food intake in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Teacher training followed by classroom education with information, activities, and emotional support improves lifestyles in teachers and students, according to research to be presented at ESC... more
Study uncovers link between dietary zinc and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial cause of pneumonia. more
The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
With every unfinished meal since Band Aid, you've heard it: "people are starving in Africa, y'know". True, the UN estimates that rich countries throw away nearly... more
Medical News Today: What are the 6 essential nutrients?  MNT · 1 day
There are six essential nutrients that people need in their diets to ensure the body has everything it needs for good health. Read what they are here. more
Here's how early humans evaded immunodeficiency viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The cryoEM structure of a simian immunodeficiency virus protein bound to primate proteins shows how a mutation in early humans allowed our ancestors to escape infection while monkeys and apes did not. SIV's Nef... more
Structure of protein nano turbine revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have determined the first structure of a cell's rotary engine using state-of-art microscopy. more
Memory T cells shelter in bone marrow, boosting immunity in mice with restricted diets  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Even when taking in fewer calories and nutrients, humans and other mammals usually remain protected against infectious diseases they have... more
New tool mines scientific texts for fusion protein facts  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new computational tool called ProtFus screens scientific literature to validate predictions about the activity of fusion proteins -- proteins encoded by the joining of two genes that previously encoded... more
Dietary zinc protects against Streptococcus pneumoniae infection, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial cause of pneumonia. more
Structure of protein nano turbine revealed  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists determine the first structure of a cell's rotary engine using state-of-art microscopy. more
Study: Lower levels of specific dietary vitamins and antioxidants associated with frailty  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging at Trinity College Dublin have shown in the largest study to date that lower levels of... more
Drinking 100% fruit juice has many positive attributes for children, report finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new report published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition by pediatrician Dr. Robert D. Murray supports... more
N6-methyladenosine RNA modification-mediated cellular metabolism rewiring inhibits viral replication  Science Magazine · 1 day
Host cell metabolism can be modulated by viral infection, affecting viral survival or clearance. The cellular metabolism rewiring mediated by N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification in virus-host interaction remains largely unknown. Here... more
NAD+ cleavage activity by animal and plant TIR domains in cell death pathways  Science Magazine · 1 day
SARM1 (sterile alpha and TIR motif containing 1) is responsible for depletion of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide in its oxidized form (NAD+) during... more
Phospho-dependent phase separation of FMRP and CAPRIN1 recapitulates regulation of translation and deadenylation  Science Magazine · 1 day
Membraneless organelles involved in RNA processing are biomolecular condensates assembled by phase separation. Despite the important role of intrinsically disordered protein regions... more
New tool mines scientific texts for fusion protein facts  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new computational tool called ProtFus screens scientific literature to validate predictions about the activity of fusion proteins—proteins encoded by the joining of two genes that previously encoded two separate... more
Structure of protein nanoturbine revealed  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Cells rely on protein complexes known as ATP synthases or ATPases for their energy needs. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules power most of the processes sustaining life. Structural biologist Professor Leonid Sazanov and his research group from the Institute... more
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. more
Tracing the evolution of vision in fruit flies  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. However, there remain questions about other biological functions of this family of proteins... more
Adaptation to life inside cattle may be driving E. coli to develop harmful features  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A large-scale study of the genetic differences and similarities among E. coli bacteria from cattle and humans indicates that features... more
Adaptation to life in cattle may be driving E. coli to develop harmful features  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Research led by Kyushu University finds that E. coli from cattle share widespread genetic similarities with those that cause food... more
Tracing the evolution of vision  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. However, there remain questions about other biological functions of this family of proteins (opsins) and this has ramifications for... more
High-precision technique stores cellular 'memory' in DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have created a technology called DOMINO to store complex 'memories' in the DNA of living cells, including human cells. This memory storage capacity can form the foundation of complex circuits that trigger a... more
Scorpion toxin that targets 'wasabi receptor' may help solve mystery of chronic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the 'wasabi receptor,' a chemical-sensing protein found in nerve cells that's responsible for the... more
Certain metabolites linked to stem cell function in the intestine  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have found that high levels of ketone bodies, molecules produced by the breakdown of fat, help the intestine to maintain a functional stem cell pool, which are... more
Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine  MIT · 1 day
Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue. more
Researchers reveal plant defense toolkit and insights for fighting crop diseases  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
At an unprecedented scale, researchers have now cataloged the array of surveillance tools that plants use to detect disease-causing microbes across an entire species. Representing a... more
Exploring the interaction of polystyrene nanoplastics and blood plasma proteins  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Collaborative research at ANSTO led by Mr Shinji Kihara and A/Prof. Duncan McGillivray of The MacDiarmid Institute, New Zealand with ANSTO's Dr. Jitendra Mata, scientists from the University... more
Indigenous hunters are protecting animals, land and waterways  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Canada aims to conserve 17 percent of its land and fresh water by the end of 2020. This noble objective will help protect water, air, food and biodiversity and improve the health... more
The Paleozoic diet: Why animals eat what they eat  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In what is likely the first study to look at how dietary preferences evolved across the animal kingdom, UA researchers looked at more than a million species, going back 800... more
Researchers developing natural pesticide alternative to target pests without harming honeybees  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A natural, sustainable alternative to pesticides that targets specific pests, without harming beneficial pollinators such as honeybees, is being developed with the help of researchers from... more
Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on type 2 diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Increasing omega-3 fats in the diet has little or no effect on risk of type 2 diabetes. more
Spain posts international health alert for listeria outbreak  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Spain issues international health alerts in light of a widening outbreak of listeria from pork meat that has affected more than 150 people and killed one woman more
New insights into protein transport could help define strategies for treating eye disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root... more
Medical News Today: What to know about leaky gut syndrome  MNT · 2 days
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the intestinal walls. Find out more about leaky gut symptoms and treatments, as well as its possible links with other... more
Medical News Today: Are chia seeds effective for losing weight?  MNT · 2 days
Initial research suggests that chia seeds may have a slight effect on weight loss. Find out more about this research and how to include chia seeds in the... more
Medical News Today: Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?  MNT · 2 days
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein. more
What to know about leaky gut syndrome  MNT · 2 days
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the intestinal walls. Find out more about leaky gut symptoms and treatments, as well as its possible links with other health conditions. more
Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?  MNT · 2 days
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein. more
Parasite needs chemical (lipid/nutrient) in cat intestines for sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Toxoplasma gondii is a microbial parasite that infects humans and but needs cats to complete its full life cycle. New research shows why: the sexual phase of the parasite's life... more
Scientists probe how distinct liquid organelles in cells are created  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
One way biological compounds inside cells stay organized is through membrane-less organelles (MLOs) -- wall-less liquid droplets made from proteins and RNA that clump together and stay separate... more
Protein-transport discovery may help define new strategies for treating eye disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root of that communication are... more
Scientists discover the basics of how pressure-sensing Piezo proteins work  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine and The Rockefeller University has illuminated the basic mechanism of Piezo proteins, which function as sensors in the body for... more
A Man Accidentally Swallowed a Fish Bone. It Tore a Hole Through His Intestine.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
People swallow fish bones all the time. But it's rare for fish bones to pierce a hole through the intestine,... more
Scientists discover the basics of how pressure-sensing Piezo proteins work  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have illuminated the basic mechanism of Piezo proteins, which function as sensors in the body for mechanical stimuli such as touch, bladder fullness, and blood pressure. The... more
[Research Articles] The autophagy-activating kinase ULK1 mediates clearance of free {alpha}-globin in {beta}-thalassemia  Science Magazine · 2 days
In β-thalassemia, accumulated free α-globin forms intracellular precipitates that impair erythroid cell maturation and viability. Protein quality control systems mitigate β-thalassemia pathophysiology... more
Aging promotes reorganization of the CD4 T cell landscape toward extreme regulatory and effector phenotypes  Science Magazine · 2 days
Age-associated changes in CD4 T-cell functionality have been linked to chronic inflammation and decreased immunity. However, a detailed... more
Viruses mobilize plant immunity to deter nonvector insect herbivores  Science Magazine · 2 days
A parasite-infected host may promote performance of associated insect vectors; but possible parasite effects on nonvector insects have been largely unexplored. Here, we show that Begomovirus, the largest genus of... more
In cystic fibrosis, lungs feed deadly bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A steady supply of its favorite food helps a deadly bacterium thrive in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, according to a new study. more
British ready meals deemed healthier than those sold in India and China  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
British processed foods are reported to be the healthiest in the world, whereas India and China rank lowest for packaged food product quality. more
New method prevents the release of synthetic DNA from genetically modified cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The method prevents a gene that encodes a synthetic protein from spreading into the wild and stabilizes it so that it cannot mutate and... more
New efficient method for urine analysis may tell us more  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Human urine contains hundreds of small molecules that tell us about our health, diet and well-being. Associate Professor Frans Mulder, in collaboration with the University of Florence, has... more
New efficient method for urine analysis may tell us more  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Our urine reveals our well-being and how we treat our body. A researcher has developed an effective method of analysis for examining the constituents of a urine sample,... more
Experts discuss food security from oceans  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The world will have an additional 2 billion people to feed over the next 30 years—and doing that without decimating the planet's resources will require exploring as many options as possible. Yet, a significant option—seafood—is often... more
Oceanographer reveals link between subseafloor life and global climate  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
University of Rhode Island oceanographer Steven D"Hondt and his collaborators have studied the microbial life that lives deep beneath the seafloor—including the rate at which it breathes and how much... more
Research examines role of Nicotinamide in preventing retinal cell damage caused by glaucoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Fight for Sight is funding researchers at Cardiff University to examine the extent to which dietary supplementation of Nicotinamide – a form... more
Tiny ear bones help archaeologists piece together the past  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Archaeologists from the University of Bradford have examined ear ossicles taken from the skeletons of 20 juveniles, excavated from an 18th and 19th century burial ground in Blackburn. They were... more
FDA clears its IND for new immunotherapeutic for treating prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Calibr, the drug development division of Scripps Research, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared its investigational new drug application for CCW702,... more
Pre-coating liposomes with an artificial protein corona reduces capture by immune system  nanowerk · 3 days
Despite considerable, decade-long efforts in the field of nanomedicine, fewer nanoparticle technologies than expected have made it to clinical trials. Understanding the role of... more
Protein present in telomeres shows global action on genome which influences pleuripotency  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Pluripotent cells can give rise to all cells of the body, a power that researchers are eager to control because it opens the door... more
Meat allergy triggered by tick bites explained  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from University of Virginia School of Medicine have uncovered the mystery behind development of allergic reactions to red meat such as beef in some individuals. Recently there has been a body of research... more
What is the best diet for leaky gut syndrome?  MNT · 3 days
Leaky gut syndrome causes uncomfortable digestive symptoms. Making certain dietary changes may help people manage these symptoms. Find out which foods to eat, and which to avoid, here. more
Medical News Today: What is the best diet for leaky gut syndrome?  MNT · 3 days
Leaky gut syndrome causes uncomfortable digestive symptoms. Making certain dietary changes may help people manage these symptoms. Find out which foods to eat, and... more
Medical News Today: 'Spontaneous chemistry' may drive Alzheimer's  MNT · 3 days
A new study asks whether subtle changes to the chemistry of proteins might explain why they build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. more
Lifestyle counselling and mobile application helped people change their lifestyle  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Finnish StopDia study yielded promising preliminary results in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle guidance in a group and application that supports the adoption of healthy... more
You butter believe it: Low-calorie spread made mostly of water  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cornell University food scientists have created a new low-calorie 'butter' spread that consists mostly of water. A tablespoon of this low-calorie spread has 2.8 grams of fat and... more
New, healthier 'butter' spread almost entirely water  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Food scientists have created a new low-calorie 'butter' spread that consists mostly of water. A tablespoon of this low-calorie spread has 2.8 grams of fat and 25.2 calories. Butter, on the other hand, which... more
British food crowned the healthiest in major global survey  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
It turns out that British food isn't that terrible, after all. A global survey has found that when it comes to having the healthiest packaged foods and drinks, the UK... more
E. coli's secret weapon in launching infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Most types of Escherichia coli are harmless, but the ones that aren't can cause severe life-threatening diarrhea. These problematic bacteria launch infections by inducing intestinal cells to form tiny structures, called pedestals, that anchor... more
The meat allergy: Researcher IDs biological changes triggered by tick bites  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef. The work is an important step... more
Low levels of vitamin D in elementary school could spell trouble in adolescence  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, according to... more
The journey of the pollen  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
When insects carry the pollen from one flower to another to pollinate them, the pollen must attach to and detach from different surfaces. Scientists have discovered that the mechanisms are far more complex than previously assumed. They differ... more
New protein spin labelling technique  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers develop a new site-directed spin labeling approach based on genetically encoded noncanonical amino acids amenable to Diels-Alder chemistry as well as a new spin label, PaNDA. more
Vitamin D deficiency during elementary school could result in behavior problems in adolescence  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, according to... more
Decades-old puzzle of the ecology of soil animals solved  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has deciphered the defence mechanism of filamentous fungi. Moulds are a preferred food source for small animals. As fungi cannot... more
A new protein spin labelling technique  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Site-directed spin labelling (SDSL) used in combination with electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy has been a tried and trusted technique for elucidating the structure, function and dynamics of proteins and protein complexes. Nitroxide-based spin labels are... more
A new path to cancer therapy: developing simultaneous multiplexed gene editing technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have developed a new gene editing system that could be used for anticancer immunotherapy through the simultaneous suppression of proteins that interfere with... more
Longline fishing hampering shark migration  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Longline fisheries around the world are significantly affecting migrating shark populations, according to an international study. The study found that approximately a quarter of the studied sharks' migratory paths fell under the footprint of longline fisheries, directly killing... more
Multi-tasking protein at the root of neuropathic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition resulting from nerve injury and is characterized by increased pain sensitivity. Although known to be associated with overly excitable neurons in the spinal cord, the mechanisms... more
Studying animal cognition in the wild  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Different types of cognitive abilities can lead to a variety of knowledge that can help an animal to find, access, and guard food and mates. One approach to gain insight into the evolution of such cognitive... more
A new path to cancer therapy: Developing simultaneous multiplexed gene editing technology  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Dr. Mihue Jang and her group at the Center for Theragnosis of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, President Byung-gwon Lee) announced... more
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