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Improved antibody validation  NEWS MEDICAL · 60 minutes
Antibodies are used in a variety of clinical and research situations to examine the structure and function, and distribution of proteins. However, many researchers have found a lack of specificity in the functioning of these antibodies. This means that any... more
Skin's circadian clock is independent of the eyes or brain, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their skin in a blink of an... more
Study reveals new and surprising function of adenine nucleotide translocator  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Mutations in the gene that encodes a protein called adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT) cause a variety of conditions, such as heart disease and weakness of the eye muscles,... more
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30-40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many... more
Researchers develop affordable, reliable paper-based sensor to detect iron levels in fortified foods  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Many low-income countries have turned to mass food fortification programs to address nutrient deficiencies in their populations. But many of these programs... more
Researchers identify neural pathways that underlie hunger-induced changes in taste preferences  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Why does everything taste better when we're hungry? According to new findings from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan, not only does food taste... more
A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production  Science Magazine · 4 hours
Human land use threatens global biodiversity and compromises multiple ecosystem functions critical to food production. Whether crop yield–related ecosystem services can be maintained by a few dominant species or rely... more
Targeting CCR5 trafficking to inhibit HIV-1 infection  Science Magazine · 4 hours
Using a cell-based assay monitoring differential protein transport in the secretory pathway coupled to high-content screening, we have identified three molecules that specifically reduce the delivery of the major co-receptor for HIV-1, CCR5, to... more
Structure and genome ejection mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus phage P68  Science Magazine · 4 hours
Phages infecting Staphylococcus aureus can be used as therapeutics against antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. However, there is limited information about the mechanism of genome delivery of phages that infect... more
Cryo-electron microscopy structure and analysis of the P-Rex1-G{beta}{gamma} signaling scaffold  Science Magazine · 4 hours
PIP3-dependent Rac exchanger 1 (P-Rex1) is activated downstream of G protein–coupled receptors to promote neutrophil migration and metastasis. The structure of more than half of the enzyme and... more
[Research Articles] Astrocyte molecular signatures in Huntingtons disease  Science Magazine · 4 hours
Astrocytes are implicated in neurodegenerative disorders and may contribute to striatal neuron loss or dysfunction in Huntington’s disease (HD). Here, we assessed striatal astrocyte gene and protein signatures in two HD mouse... more
[Research Articles] Mutant neuropeptide S receptor reduces sleep duration with preserved memory consolidation  Science Magazine · 4 hours
Sleep is a crucial physiological process for our survival and cognitive performance, yet the factors controlling human sleep regulation remain poorly understood.... more
Study unveils the intricate way two proteins interact to promote cell movement, metastasis  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
When cells in our bodies need to move—to attack an infection or heal a wound, for example—cellular proteins send and receive a... more
New discovery paves way for better treatment of diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Insulin, a hormone essential for regulating blood sugar and lipids, is normally produced by pancreatic β cells. In many people with diabetes, however, pancreatic cells are not (or no longer)... more
Stony Brook-led study reveals how proteome collapse process drives cell death and aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Cells undergo natural aging and death, processes that impact a multitude of cellular factors. A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be... more
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their skin in a blink of an eye. They have photoreceptors in their... more
Diabetes: A next-generation therapy soon available?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Insulin is normally produced by pancreatic beta cells. In many people with diabetes, pancreatic cells are not functional, causing a chronic and potentially fatal insulin deficiency that can only be controlled through daily insulin injections. However,... more
In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity's role in human longevity  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity. Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend... more
New test could detect abnormal forms of protein associated with tauopathies  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
National Institutes of Health scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein tau associated with uncommon types of neurodegenerative diseases... more
New paper-based technology allows reliable, low-cost sensing of iron levels in fortified foods  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Many low-income countries have turned to mass food fortification programs to address nutrient deficiencies in their populations. But many of these programs... more
Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30-40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced reductions... more
New paper-based technology allows reliable, low-cost sensing of iron levels in fortified foods  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have developed an affordable, reliable paper-based sensor that works with a cellphone app to detect levels of iron in fortified food... more
Scientists develop test for uncommon brain diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein tau associated with uncommon types of neurodegenerative diseases called tauopathies. This advance gives them hope of using cerebrospinal fluid, or... more
Scientists discover novel virus that may shed light on viral evolution  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Viruses are non-living creatures, consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself and continue... more
Newly identified compounds could help give fire ants their sting  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhere around the world. These invasive pests have painful stings that, in... more
X marks the spot: recombination in structurally distinct chromosomes  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Two years ago, scientists from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research reported the 3-D structure of the synaptonemal complex in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. This large protein complex is... more
How hunger makes food tastier: A neural circuit in the hypothalamus  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Using optogenetic and chemogenetic techniques, researchers have identified brain circuits underlying hunger-induced changes in the preferences for sweet and aversive tastes in mice. These circuits involved... more
Sweetened drinks represented 62% of children's drink sales in 2018  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Fruit drinks and flavored waters that contained added sugars and/or low-calorie (diet) sweeteners dominated sales of drinks intended for children in 2018, making up 62% of the $2.2... more
New insights into biological underpinnings of schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Researchers have implicated 10 new genes in the development of schizophrenia using a method called whole exome sequencing, the analysis of the portion of DNA that codes for proteins. A global consortium of schizophrenia... more
Novel virus type may shed light on viral evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Viruses are non-living creatures, consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself and continue on. But what happens... more
Researchers uncover novel virus type that may shed light on viral evolution  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Viruses are nonliving creatures consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself... more
Scientists find new way to develop drought-resilient crops  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Australian research could help breeders develop more drought-resilient crops that can produce more food and more profit with less water. more
Protein misfolding as a risk marker for Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
In symptom-free individuals, the detection of misfolded amyloid-beta protein in the blood indicated a considerably higher risk of Alzheimer's disease -- up to 14 years before a clinical diagnosis was... more
New genome sequence of the date palm  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have developed an improved assembly of the genome for the date palm using long-read sequencing technology. This improvement over the current versions of the genome will help advance further research, and also inform... more
Protein that triggers plant defences to light stress identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A newly discovered protein turns on plants' cellular defence to excessive light and other stress factors caused by a changing climate, according to a new study. more
PTSD nearly doubles infection risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A new study is the first to examine the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dozens of infection types in a nationwide cohort. Researchers found that PTSD affects infection risks for men and women differently, having, for... more
Taking vitamin D by oral spray just as effective as taking a tablet  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Taking vitamin D by oral spray is just as effective as taking a tablet, research has found. more
No more tater tots? California schools put healthier lunches to the test  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
When Miguel Villarreal addresses a crowded education conference, a group of school district administrators or a room full of curious parents, he often holds... more
Pope on World Food Day laments paradox of hunger, obesity  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
Pope Francis is calling for lifestyle and dietary changes to address the paradox of people suffering from malnutrition in some parts of the world and obesity in others more
New report says accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, "Productivity Growth for Sustainable Diets, and More," released today by Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shows agricultural productivity growth—increasing output... more
Fido's raw meat pet food may be loaded with harmful bacteria: study  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Increasingly popular raw meat meals for dogs and cats may be full of multi-drug resistant bacteria, posing a serious risk to animals and humans,... more
Study: Genetic differences in the immune system shape bacteria that colonize the digestive system  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Genetic differences in the immune system shape the collections of bacteria that colonize the digestive system, according to new research... more
CDISC and C-Path develop new standard to streamline data for animal rule studies  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and CDISC are pleased to announce the release of a global Foundational Standard that describes how to... more
Amyloid-β protein misfolding proves to be strong risk prediction marker for Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
In symptom-free individuals, the detection of misfolded amyloid-β protein in the blood indicated a considerably higher risk of Alzheimer's disease - up to 14... more
Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study shows that babies who weigh more at any gestational age have a higher risk of later developing food allergies or eczema in childhood. However, there was no increase in... more
Medical News Today: Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain  MNT · 1 day
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and... more
Medical News Today: ¿Cómo subir de peso de manera rápida y segura?  MNT · 1 day
Encuentra aquí 19 alimentos que pueden ayudar a subir de peso rápidamente y mejorar la salud. ¿Funcionan los alimentos que tradicionalmente se han utilizado... more
Medical News Today: Drinks, not food, with added sugar promote weight gain  MNT · 1 day
Research finds that adding sucrose to drinks increases calorie intake and weight gain in mice, but adding the same amount in solid form to... more
Vitamin D oral sprays equally effective as taking a tablet  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Taking vitamin D by oral spray is just as effective as taking a tablet, research from the University of Sheffield has found. more
CRISPR helps find difficult to detect cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Immunotherapy is one of the latest and most effective armaments against various types of cancers. Some of the immunotherapy drugs such as PD-1 inhibitor Keytruda from Merck can block certain proteins in... more
Study explains why some people who take heart medication develop sore, aching muscles  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A study from McMaster University has found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower their cholesterol develop... more
Study on climate protection: More forest -- less meat  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Forests help protect the climate. Reforestation can decisively contribute to mitigating global warming according to the Paris Agreement. Based on simulations, researchers have studied the conditions that should be fulfilled... more
4,000-Year-Old Mummies Showed Early Signs of Heart Disease  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Five mummies dating to 4,000 years ago had cholesterol buildup in their arteries, hinting that humans have been susceptible to heart disease since ancient times. more
A protein could play key role in neurodegenerative diseases, research suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Research led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Seville around one protein's role in regulating brain inflammation could improve our understanding of... more
Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain  MNT · 1 day
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and motivation. more
Piranha fish swap old teeth for new simultaneously  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Piranha fish have a powerful bite. Their teeth help them shred through the flesh of their prey or even scrape plants off rocks to supplement their diet. more
Researchers release a new genome sequence of the date palm  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (NYUAD CGSB) and the UAEU Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (KCGEB), working with other institutions,... more
Protein that triggers plant defences to light stress identified  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A newly discovered protein turns on plants' cellular defence to excessive light and other stress factors caused by a changing climate, according to a new study published in eLife. more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have produced crops in Mars and Moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not... more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have produced crops in Mars and moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not only be possible to grow food on Mars... more
The seven types of sugar daddy relationships  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
It turns out being Sugar Daddy isn't a one-size-fits-all gig. While it occasionally lives up to the stereotype of a wealthy, middle-aged man lavishing gifts and money on a young woman in return for... more
New research to boost global date fruit production  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Today on World Food Day, a team of Plant Scientists from King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) has begun a major project to improve global date palm production and protection. more
New method for quicker and simpler production of lipidated proteins  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Some of the body's proteins are not just made up of amino acids, they are also 'decorated' with lipid chains, which significantly influence the biological functions of the... more
Empty spaces, how do they make a protein unstable?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Partial unfolding of proteins can be a major challenge in the industry, as it may affect the stability of products. So how does an empty space or cavity in its... more
Heavier birth weight linked to childhood allergies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research shows that the more a baby weighs at birth relative to its gestational age the higher the risk they will suffer from childhood food allergy or eczema, although not hay fever. more
Many cooks don't spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare the host for any eventuality  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Deep-sea mussels, which rely on symbiotic bacteria for food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these bacterial 'cooks': Up to... more
Sociologist identifies 7 types of sugar relationships  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
It turns out being Sugar Daddy isn't a one-size-fits-all gig. While it occasionally lives up to the stereotype of a wealthy, middle-aged man lavishing gifts and money on a young woman in return for... more
Simpler and direct method for producing lipidated proteins  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Some of the body's proteins are not just made up of amino acids, they are also 'decorated' with lipid chains, which significantly influence the biological functions of the protein. more
UNICEF: 'Unhealthy diets are damaging children’s health across the world'  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A flagship report by UNICEF has warned that the number of children worldwide suffering as a result of poor diets and a failing food system is alarmingly high. more
Study on climate protection: More forest, less meat  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Forest protects the climate. Reforestation can decisively contribute to mitigating global warming according to the Paris Agreement. Based on simulations, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have studied the conditions that... more
New method for quicker and simpler production of lipidated proteins  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The new method is leading to a better understanding of natural protein modifications and improved protein therapeutics. more
More patients may opt for minimally invasive heart valve procedure  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Since August, when the Food and Drug Administration approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, Raj Makkar, MD, vice... more
Wily tuberculosis bacteria can vary its diet to infect you longer  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Worldwide, approximately one in four people is infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and while overall New Zealand has relatively low rates of TB, Māori and Pacific people... more
Tasmanian little penguin study casts light on foraging behavior  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A study of little penguins in southeastern Tasmania has shed light on how the marine predators adapt to subtle changes in environmental conditions to find food. more
Taming the wild cheese fungus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The flavors of fermented foods are heavily shaped by the fungi that grow on them, but the evolutionary origins of those fungi aren't well understood. Experimental findings offer microbiologists a new view on how those molds evolve from... more
Rare 'itinerant breeding' behavior revealed in California bird  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Only two bird species have ever been shown to undertake what scientists call 'itinerant breeding': nesting in one area, migrating to another region, and nesting again there within the same year, to... more
Method to protect carp from the harmful effects of ammonia  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Veterinarians from RUDN University have developed a way to increase the resistance of carp, the most common fish in fish farms, to the harmful effects of ammonia, which... more
Mussels harbor strains of bacteria in their gills, keeping them prepared for environmental changes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Deep-sea mussels, which rely on cooperative symbiotic bacteria for their food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these bacterial "cooks":... more
Taming the wild cheese fungus  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The flavors of fermented foods are heavily shaped by the fungi that grow on them, but the evolutionary origins of those fungi aren't well understood. Experimental findings published this week in mBio offer microbiologists a new view on... more
Rare 'itinerant breeding' behavior revealed in California bird  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Reproduction and migration are the two most demanding tasks in a bird's life, and the vast majority of species separate them into different times of the year. Only two bird species have... more
Medical News Today: Vitamins B-6 and B-12 linked with increased risk of hip fracture  MNT · 2 days
A new study finds that taking vitamins B-6 and B-12 at levels above the recommended daily allowance is associated with... more
Medical News Today: How to get defined abdominal muscles  MNT · 2 days
In this article, we discuss the best ways to get well-defined abdominal muscles. We provide tips on exercising and explain the best dietary approach. more
Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about man boobs  MNT · 2 days
'Man boobs,' or enlarged breast tissue in males, is a common concern. In many instances, a person can use diet and targeted exercises to reduce the... more
Glycans in mucus are responsible for microbe-taming, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
More than 200 square meters of our bodies -- including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract -- are lined with mucus. In recent years, scientists have found some evidence... more
Scientists develop assembly of microbial swarmbot platform by cell-material feedback  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists developed a concise platform to achieve versatile production together with analysis and purification of diverse proteins and protein complexes by exploiting cell-material feedback. more
How mucus tames microbes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study from MIT reveals glycans, branched sugar molecules found in mucus, can prevent bacteria from communicating with each other and forming infectious biofilms, effectively rendering the microbes harmless. more
Committee calls for cheese products to display warning about breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has called for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to push for cheese manufacturers to place breast cancer warning labels... more
Protein-folded DNA nanostructures offer a new building material for biotechnology  nanowerk · 2 days
By using proteins that naturally bind and arrange DNA inside cells, scientists has devised a plug-and-play strategy for building stable, custom-designed nanostructures. more
Study reveals how mucus tames microbes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 200 square meters of our bodies—including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract—are lined with mucus. In recent years, scientists have found some evidence that mucus is not just a physical barrier that traps... more
Study reveals how mucus tames microbes  MIT · 2 days
Specialized sugar molecules called glycans can disarm opportunistic pathogens and prevent infection. more
Diet a significant factor in acne outbreaks, finds pioneering new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An unhealthy diet, a high level of stress, and extreme skincare routines were the most significant factors related to acne breakouts. more
Heavier babies may be at greater risk of childhood allergies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
New research shows that the more a baby weighs at birth relative to its gestational age the higher the risk they will suffer from childhood food allergy or... more
Protein-folded DNA nanostructures offer a new building material for biotechnology  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
By using proteins that naturally bind and arrange DNA inside cells, a KAUST-led team has devised a plug-and-play strategy for building stable, custom-designed nanostructures. more
Should You Eat Red Meat?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Over the past few years, studies have indicated eating red is bad for your health, but a new study seems to reverse that. So what should you do? more
Popcorn packaging contains high levels of toxic chemicals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Many chemicals used at home and in various industries use per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Several studies have traced these substances in materials used for packaging foods, such as microwavable bags and... more
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