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Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates  nanowerk · 5 hours
Biochemists have created 'smart' proteins that function inside human cells by turning genes on and off. more
Excess cardiac myosin worsens damage to heart tissue during a heart attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
A prevalent heart protein known as cardiac myosin, which is released into the body when a person suffers a heart attack, can cause blood... more
Mediterranean diet best for lowering LDL cholesterol  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
A new study published in The BMJ in April 2020 suggests that almost any remedial diet can result in a certain amount of weight loss and a better cardiovascular risk profile over the next... more
Q&A: Markus Buehler on setting coronavirus and AI-inspired proteins to music  MIT · 14 hours
Translated into sound, SARS-CoV-2 tricks our ear in the same way the virus tricks our cells. more
A plants diet, surviving in a variable nutrient environment  Science Magazine · 17 hours
As primary producers, plants rely on a large aboveground surface area to collect carbon dioxide and sunlight and a large underground surface area to collect the water and mineral nutrients... more
De novo design of protein logic gates  Science Magazine · 17 hours
The design of modular protein logic for regulating protein function at the posttranscriptional level is a challenge for synthetic biology. Here, we describe the design of two-input AND, OR, NAND, NOR, XNOR, and NOT... more
Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The same basic tools that allow computers to function are now being used to control life at the molecular level. The advances have implications for future medicines and synthetic biology. more
Variations in skin-related genes influence how efficient we make vitamin D  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Genetic variations in the skin can create a natural sunscreen, according to University of Queensland researchers investigating the genes linked with vitamin D. more
These drugs don’t target the coronavirus—they target us  Science Magazine · 20 hours
Scientists are testing dozens of compounds that might inhibit infection by blocking a human protein more
Hereditary genetic defect linked to medulloblastoma destabilizes protein regulation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The causes of 40 percent of all cases of certain medulloblastoma - dangerous brain tumors affecting children - are hereditary. more
Tracking tau protein yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. more
The Latest: Philippine president vows force to ensure order  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Philippine president has threatened to order law enforcers to shoot troublemakers and stop a massive food and cash aid if people resort to riots and defy a lockdown imposed... more
Study shows six decades of change in plankton communities  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The UK's plankton population—microscopic algae and animals which support the entire marine food web—has undergone sweeping changes in the past six decades, according to new research published in Global Change... more
'Tequila' powered biofuels more efficient than corn or sugar  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Agave tequilana, the plant native to Mexico used to make tequila, could prove to be an efficient alternative to sugarcane and corn to make biofuels in semi-arid regions. This research... more
Models explain changes in cooking meat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mathematicians show that by modelling meat as a fluid-saturated matrix of elastic proteins, which are deformed as the fluid moves, cooking behaviors can be simulated more precisely. more
New sensors could offer early detection of lung tumors  MIT · 2 days
Study shows that a simple urine test can reveal the presence of lung cancer in mice. more
Remdesivir Has Therapeutic Potential against SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus, Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Two new papers published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy provide a summary of therapeutic compounds that... more
Physical force alone spurs gene expression, study reveals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Cells will ramp up gene expression in response to physical forces alone, a new study finds. Gene activation, the first step of protein production, starts less than one millisecond after a cell... more
MAP6 is an intraluminal protein that induces neuronal microtubules to coil  Science Magazine · 2 days
Neuronal activities depend heavily on microtubules, which shape neuronal processes and transport myriad molecules within them. Although constantly remodeled through growth and shrinkage events, neuronal microtubules... more
Designer, injectable gels to prevent transplanted Schwann cell loss during spinal cord injury therapy  Science Magazine · 2 days
Transplantation of patient-derived Schwann cells is a promising regenerative medicine therapy for spinal cord injuries; however, therapeutic efficacy is compromised... more
Blocking the iron transport could stop tuberculosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply. When the iron transport into the bacteria is... more
[Research Articles] Control of brain tumor growth by reactivating myeloid cells with niacin  Science Magazine · 2 days
Glioblastomas are generally incurable partly because monocytes, macrophages, and microglia in afflicted patients do not function in an antitumor capacity. Medications that... more
[Research Articles] Spontaneous reversal of stenosis in tissue-engineered vascular grafts  Science Magazine · 2 days
We developed a tissue-engineered vascular graft (TEVG) for use in children and present results of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved clinical trial evaluating this graft in... more
[Research Articles] Urinary detection of lung cancer in mice via noninvasive pulmonary protease profiling  Science Magazine · 2 days
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death, and patients most commonly present with incurable advanced-stage disease. U.S. national... more
Understanding brain tumors in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The causes of 40% of all cases of certain medulloblastomas -- dangerous brain tumors affecting children -- are hereditary. A genetic defect that occurs in 15% of these children plays a key role by destabilizing the production of... more
Why health experts aren't warning about coronavirus in food  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Health experts say there's no evidence the new coronavirus is spread through food more
Possible lives for food waste from restaurants  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than a third of the food produced ends up being wasted. This situation creates environmental, ethical and financial issues, that also affect food security. Negative effects from waste management, such as bad smells... more
Models explain changes in cooking meat  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Meat is no ordinary solid. Made up of complex networks of moisture-saturated proteins, it displays some intriguing physical properties when it is cooked. Several studies in the past have attempted to recreate this behaviour in computer... more
Elephant welfare can be assessed using two indicators  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Across the world, animals are kept in captivity for various reasons: in zoos for education and research, in research facilities for testing, on farms for meat and other products, and in people's... more
FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling drugmakers to immediately pull a type of heartburn drug off the market due to contamination with a chemical that may... more
Mysterious human ancestor finds its place in our family tree  Science Magazine · 2 days
Ancient proteins reveal that H. antecessor was likely a close cousin to modern humans and Neanderthals more
Scientists take aim at the coronavirus toolkit  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The novel coronavirus sweeping the globe packs 27 proteins, each adopting a unique, often incredibly complex 3-D structure. more
More protein and good for the planet: 9 reasons we should be eating microalgae  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As the climate warms, the land we use for growing energy-intensive crops such as wheat and corn is becoming less... more
Beyond the garnish: Will a new type of produce get the microgreen light?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Microgreens. They're leafy green vegetables that are relatively new to the dining room, but a study by a Colorado State University team... more
Newly-Discovered Gene Mutation Improves Cognitive Flexibility in Mice  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A team of U.S. researchers has discovered a genetic mutation that improves cognitive flexibility in mice. Electrical signals stimulate chemical... more
World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus: UN, WTO  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The heads of three global agencies warned Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide "food shortage" if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly. more
Inhibiting the iron transport could halt tuberculosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply. more
FDA to trial malaria drugs Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week provided the necessary authorization for clinical trials of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of the novel coronavirus. These... more
COVID-19: Ban on eating wild meat deprives some forest communities  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate around the world, wildlife conservationists have welcomed a move by the Chinese government to outlaw the hunting and consumption of... more
Stellenbosch University and AzarGen Biotechnologies join forces to tackle COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Stellenbosch University in South Africa and AzarGen Biotechnologies (Pty) Ltd, a South African biotechnology company focused on developing human therapeutic proteins using advanced genetic engineering and synthetic biology... more
Pilot study will provide data for further testing of gut microbiome analysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The intestinal microbiota, composed by the microorganisms that live in our intestines, can give us information about our health, since its composition may depend... more
Wearable delivery device allows adults with type 2 diabetes to safely use affordable insulin therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Adults with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin therapy can safely achieve good blood sugar control using regular human... more
Exercising women with menstrual disorders can avoid complications by consuming extra calories  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Exercising women who struggle to consume enough calories and have menstrual disorders can simply increase their food intake to recover their menstrual cycle, according... more
FDA changes boost alcohol for sanitizer from ethanol makers  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The Food and Drug Administration has relaxed regulations on the types of alcohol that can be used for hand sanitizer during a shortage caused by high demand from the coronavirus... more
A new mechanism triggering cell death and inflammation: A left turn that kills  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers describe their discovery of a new mechanism that could contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. The scientists found that ZBP1,... more
Newly-Synthesized Peptide Could Disarm SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have chemically synthesized a new peptide (a short protein fragment) that can bind to part of... more
Wearable device lets patients with type 2 diabetes safely use affordable insulin option  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Adults with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin therapy can safely achieve good blood sugar control using regular human insulin (RHI) in a... more
Consuming extra calories can help exercising women avoid menstrual disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Exercising women who struggle to consume enough calories and have menstrual disorders can simply increase their food intake to recover their menstrual cycle, according to a new study. more
Wastewater test could provide early warning of COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers are working on a new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus. The wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) approach could provide an effective and rapid way to... more
What can fruit flies teach us about how creatures find food?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Can you imagine looking for a destination without a GPS, visual landmarks, or even street signs? more
Soy scaffolds: Breakthrough in cultivated meat production  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Aleph Farms have achieved a breakthrough in the production of cultivated meat grown outside an animal's body. In findings published today in Nature Food, soy protein,... more
Water pressure: Ancient aquatic crocs evolved, enlarged to avoid freezing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Taking the evolutionary plunge into water and abandoning land for good, as some crocodilian ancestors did nearly 200 million years ago, is often framed as choosing freedom: from... more
Evinacumab drug reduces cholesterol levels in patients with rare cholesterol disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The investigational drug evinacumab reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol to near-normal levels among patients with a rare cholesterol disorder, meeting the primary endpoint in the first... more
How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are trying to protect themselves against the virus by all means possible. There are currently no vaccines against... more
GlobalData: New health trend opportunity for sleep-friendly ingredients in food and drinks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The incorporation of sleep-friendly ingredients in food and drinks is expected to have future potential as it closely aligns with many consumers’ want for... more
'Living drug factories' could be used to achieve long-term treatment of chronic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
One promising way to treat diabetes is with transplanted islet cells that produce insulin when blood sugar levels get too low. more
Monoclonal antibody reduces LDL cholesterol in adult patients with HoFH  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The cholesterol drug alirocumab reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by 35.6% compared to placebo in adult patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), according to a phase three clinical... more
How we perceive close relationships with others determines our willingness to share food  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers said a better understanding of the links between attachment and food could potentially help inform efforts to extend help to people... more
Hidden messages in protein blueprints  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have identified a new control mechanism that enables stem cells to adapt their activity in emergency situations. For this purpose, the stem cells simultaneously modify the blueprints for hundreds of proteins encoded in the gene transcripts. In... more
Hidden messages in protein blueprints  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg Institute of Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM) and the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg have identified a new control mechanism that enables stem cells to... more
Revita DMR therapy has potential to transform lives of patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who underwent a novel, minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure called... more
Team develops new wastewater treatment process  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Globally, there is a growing concern regarding the presence of trace emerging contaminants such as retinoids and oestrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in aquatic environments. Retinoids such as retinoic acids and their metabolites, which are the... more
New metabolism discovered in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
They make sauerkraut sour, turn milk into yogurt and cheese, and give rye bread its intensive flavour: bacteria that ferment nutrients instead of using oxygen to extract their energy. Acetobacterium woodii (short: A. woodii) is one of these... more
Hoarding 'cycle of hysteria' putting unnecessary strain on supply chain  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Empty shelves of basics like toilet paper, pasta, canned goods and meats are making grocery shopping a frustrating experience these days, but cart-stuffing shoppers have only themselves to... more
A major scorecard gives the health of Australia's environment less than 1 out of 10  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
2019 was the year Australians confronted the fact that a healthy environment is more than just a pretty... more
Runny honey, furry spinach and shiny apples: Surprising facts about your food  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Spending a lot more time in your house doesn't have to make you any less curious about the world around you. Just look inside... more
Food stockpiling: Consumers should cut down food waste  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
More than three quarters of New Zealand's retail food waste is being saved from landfill, in stark contrast to Kiwi households, Otago researchers say. more
Geopolymer concrete: Building moon bases with astronaut urine and regolith  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The modules that the major space agencies plan to erect on the moon could incorporate an element contributed by the human colonizers themselves: the urea in their pee.... more
What takes so long? A behind-the-scenes look at the steps involved in COVID-19 testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
After a slow start, testing for COVID-19 has ramped up in recent weeks, with giant commercial labs jumping into the... more
Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread  ABC NEWS · 6 days
California farms are still working to supply food to much of the United States amid the coronavirus more
Review: A plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma, while dairy products and high-fat foods raise the risk, according to a new review published in Nutrition Reviews. more
Study shows how copper boosts pig growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. more
The Latest: FDA clears test that can quickly detect virus  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new rapid test from Abbott Laboratories, which the company says can detect the coronavirus in about 5 minutes more
Astronaut urine to build moon bases  nanowerk · 7 days
The modules that the major space agencies plan to erect on the Moon could incorporate an element contributed by the human colonizers themselves: the urea in their pee. Researchers have found that it could be used... more
Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know why  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. Existing research from the University of Illinois shows copper doesn't change... more
DNA riddle unravelled: How cells access data from 'genetic cotton reels'  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
With so much genetic information packed in such a tiny space, how cells access DNA when it needs it is something of a mystery. Research has... more
The Latest: US eases regulations on medical equipment  ABC NEWS · 7 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says hospitals can repurpose medical equipment, including devices used to treat sleep apnea, to serve as ventilators amid concerns about the national supply of the life-sustaining... more
Interactive product labels require new regulations, study warns  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Artificial intelligence will be increasingly used on labels on food and other products in the future to make them interactive, and regulations should be reformed now so they take account of new... more
Diet of Figueira Brava Neanderthals Was Rich in Seafood, Archaeologists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
An international team of archaeologists found that the Neanderthals who occupied Gruta da Figueira... more
Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know why  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. Existing research from the University of Illinois shows copper doesn't change... more
MAP4K4 negatively regulates CD8 T cell-mediated antitumor and antiviral immunity  Science Magazine · 7 days
During cytotoxic T cell activation, lymphocyte function-associated antigen–1 (LFA-1) engages its ligands on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) or target cells to enhance T cell priming or lytic activity. Inhibiting... more
Standardizing COVID-19 data analysis to aid international research efforts  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have launched a new database to advance the international research efforts studying COVID-19. The publicly-available, free-to-use resource can be used by researchers from around the world to study how... more
Scientists create model to measure how cells sense their surroundings  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Our body's ability to detect disease, foreign material, and the location of food sources and toxins is all determined by a cocktail of chemicals that surround our cells,... more
Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient. That was written by marine ecologist Jennifer Welsh from NIOZ this... more
Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient. more
Cellular train track deformities shed light on neurological disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new technique allows researchers to test how the deformation of tiny train track-like cell proteins affects their function. The findings could help clarify the roles of deformed 'microtubules' in... more
How Stone Age humans unlocked the glucose in plants  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Early cave paintings of hunting scenes may give the impression our Stone Age ancestors lived mainly on chunks of meat, but plants—and the ability to unlock the glucose inside—were just... more
The unintended consequences of stockpiling: food waste  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
There's now £1 billion more food in people's houses than three weeks ago. This consumer stockpiling has led to unavailability of products for others, and there's a real danger that if this food isn't... more
Dietary components decrease cadmium bioavailability in rice  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A recent research paper published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry describes an alternative strategy to reduce cadmium (Cd) exposure. more
An experimental peptide could block Covid-19  MIT · 7 days
MIT chemists are testing a protein fragment that may inhibit coronaviruses’ ability to enter human lung cells. more
Neanderthals ate mussels, fish, and seals too  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Over 80,000 years ago, Neanderthals fed themselves on mussels, fish and other marine life. The first evidence has been found by an international team in the cave of Figueira Brava in Portugal. The excavated... more
Cellular train track deformities shed light on neurological disease  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new technique allows researchers to test how the deformation of tiny train track-like cell proteins affects their function. The findings could clarify the roles of deformed "microtubules" in traumatic... more
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