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Genetic resistance to lethal virus found in key farmed fish species  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Resistance to a deadly disease that is affecting the second most farmed fish in the world has been found to be mainly due to differences in... more
The best time to harvest yams? Science says when the lower leaves turn yellow  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Nigeria accounts for 60% of the world's yam output and 74% of the total production in West Africa. Grown as... more
Young people still prefer grocery shopping at the store, not online  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Contrary to common belief, Gen Zs and millennials would rather do their grocery shopping the good-old-fashioned way—at the store, rather than online—according to new research from... more
Short-lived 'soda' tax worked  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
A study of beverage sales in Cook County, Illinois, shows that for four months in 2017 -- when the county implemented a penny-per-ounce tax on both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened drinks -- purchases of the taxed beverages decreased by 21%,... more
New metabolic engineering strategy improves bioproduction of polymer raw materials  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A research group, consisting of doctoral student Fujiwara Ryosuke, Associate Professor Tanaka Tsutomu (both of Kobe University's Graduate School of Engineering) and Research Scientist Noda Shuhei (RIKEN Center... more
Allergists encourage parents of food-allergic kids to recognize their own anxiety  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Allergists in the study said thoughtful and balanced communication and having credible information to share with your child go a long way toward helping your child... more
Supplementing diet with amino acid successfully staves off signs of ALS in pre-clinical study  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
The addition of dietary L-serine, a naturally occurring amino acid necessary for formation of proteins and nerve cells, delayed signs... more
Transferring knowledge, not anxiety, can help food-allergic children cope with their fears  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology discusses the... more
Olive Oil-Rich Diet May Extend Lifespan, Help Mitigate Aging-Related Diseases  SCI-NEWS.COM · 9 hours
Olive oil in the Mediterranean diet may hold the key to improving lifespan and mitigating aging-related... more
Diabetes in mice cured rapidly using human stem cell strategy  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Researchers have converted human stem cells into insulin-producing cells and demonstrated in mice infused with such cells that blood sugar levels can be controlled and diabetes functionally cured... more
Sustainable light sources: LEDs from bacterial production  nanowerk · 12 hours
For this project, scientists are analysing fluorescent protein structures from nature and testing how thet need to modify them so that they bind different fluorescent organic molecules. more
Arctic 'doomsday vault' stocks up on more food seeds  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
An Arctic "doomsday vault" is set Tuesday to receive 60,000 samples of seeds from around the world as the biggest global crop reserve stocks up for a global catastrophe. more
Prolonged exposure to a pair of antioxidant proteins may fuel liver enlargement  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
All life is challenged by oxidants -- reactive molecules or compounds that remove electrons from other molecules -- often with adverse effect, commonly referred... more
Woman's bladder produces alcohol – a rare medical condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A 61-year-old woman was set for a liver transplant but was denied due to a high level of alcohol in her system. Her urine contained alcohol, which is unlikely unless... more
Cryo-electron microscopy reveals how transport protein works very efficiently  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
The structure of a transport complex used by bacteria to import aspartate has been mapped in unique detail by University of Groningen scientists. more
Clemson researchers discover protein function in parasites which afflict millions with diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
In the quest to develop more effective treatments for parasitic diseases like African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis, scientists look for weaknesses in... more
Study explores how urban environment affects the diet of its citizens  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Previous studies have revealed the influence of unhealthy food environments on the population's eating behavior. Yet the socioeconomic differences in these environments and their influence on... more
A highly conserved protein contributes to sensing mechanical pain, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Researchers at McGill University have discovered that a protein found in the membrane of our sensory neurons are involved in our capacity to feel mechanical pain,... more
Stroke risk and food – large European study says what to eat and what to avoid  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
In one of the most extensive studies, researchers have found the connection between different types of... more
Too much of a good thing may lead to too much of a liver as well  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Researchers suggest that prolonged exposure to a pair of antioxidant proteins may contribute to enlargement of... more
A woman's bladder 'brewed' its own alcohol, tripping drug test  LIVE SCIENCE · 23 hours
Microbes in the woman's bladder were fermenting sugar into alcohol, causing her to test positive on a urine drug test. more
Researchers end decade-long search for mechanical pain sensor  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered that a protein found in the membrane of our sensory neurons are involved in our capacity to feel mechanical pain, laying the foundation for the development of powerful new... more
Spinal deformities in Sacramento-San Joaquin delta fish linked to toxic mineral selenium  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Native fish discovered with spinal deformities in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in 2011 were exposed to high levels of selenium from their parents and... more
Researchers ID protein function in parasites that cause sometimes fatal diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In the quest to develop more effective treatments for parasitic diseases, scientists look for weaknesses in the organisms' molecular machinery. Researchers recently contributed to that understanding... more
Supplementing diet with amino acid delays signs of ALS in animal study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The addition of dietary L-serine, a naturally occurring amino acid necessary for formation of proteins and nerve cells, delayed signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis... more
Boost soybean yields by adapting photosynthesis to fleeting shadows, according to model  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Komorebi is a Japanese word that describes how light filters through leaves—creating shifting, dappled "sunflecks" that illustrate plants' ever-changing light environment. Crops harness light... more
Transport protein efficiently uses three independent lifts to shuttle the goods  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The structure of a transport complex used by bacteria to import aspartate has been mapped in unique detail by University of Groningen scientists. The proteins were... more
Researchers ID protein function in parasites that cause sometimes fatal diseases  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the quest to develop more effective treatments for parasitic diseases like African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis, scientists look for weaknesses in the organisms'... more
Different foods linked to different types of stroke, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this, published in the European Heart Journal today... more
Could this plaque identifying toothpaste prevent a heart attack or stroke?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body -- in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results of... more
Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this. The... more
DNA nanostructures suit up for future missions  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Beating cancer and a plethora of other diseases does not only depend on getting hold of the right drugs—it's also about getting them to the right places in the body, while keeping damage to... more
Ancient origins of allosteric activation in the oldest kinases  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
One of the key features in the evolution of more complex organisms is the emergence of allosteric regulation. Allostery is a process by which a protein's activity can be modulated... more
Sneaking up on nanocrystals with electron diffraction  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists present a method for serial electron diffraction of protein nanocrystals combining the benefits of serial X-ray crystallography and rotation electron diffraction. more
Spinal deformities in Sacramento-San Joaquin delta fish linked to toxic mineral selenium  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Native fish discovered with spinal deformities in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in 2011 were exposed to high levels of selenium from their parents and... more
Healthy diet, healthier sperm, greater fertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open in February 2020 reports that Danish men who followed a healthy diet had the highest total sperm counts, and a better hormonal profile concerning hormonal regulators... more
Researchers discover glial cells that control stress response, extend lifespan in worms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
While many of us worry about proteins aggregating in our brains as we age and potentially causing Alzheimer's disease or other types of neurodegeneration,... more
Changing diet repeatedly or abruptly could be harmful to health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
New research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that switching to a rich diet after eating a restricted diet can decrease life expectancy and have negative effects... more
Abnormally low levels of a key protein detected in brains of young men with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Using cutting-edge imaging technology, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have shown that the brains of young men... more
Researchers discover a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School discover a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases. more
A chemist investigates how proteins assume their shape  MIT · 3 days
Matt Shoulders hopes to shed light on diseases linked to flawed protein folding. more
A step towards precision medicine for the management of monogenic diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Diabetes affects more than 400 million people worldwide and is a major public health problem. Although commonly referred to as a single disease, it actually constitutes... more
First bean harvest on Martian and lunar soil fertilised with human urine  nanowerk · 4 days
The experiment is designed to research the possibilities of feeding future inhabitants of the moon or Mars with locally grown crops. more
Physics tool helps track cancer cell diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A team took a novel, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the behavior of breast tumor cells by employing a statistical modeling technique more commonly used in physics and economics. The team was able to demonstrate... more
Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Several processes in the roundworm C. elegans boost the stress response in cells, incidentally making worms resistant to a high-fat diet and extending their lifespan. Researchers have found another: cells called glia that release... more
Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
While many of us worry about proteins aggregating in our brains as we age and potentially causing Alzheimer's disease or other types of neurodegeneration, we may not realize that some of the same proteins... more
FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way  ABC NEWS · 4 days
U.S. regulators have approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who don't get enough help from widely used statin pills like Lipitor and... more
Light-induced control of protein destruction by opto-PROTAC  Science Magazine · 4 days
By hijacking endogenous E3 ligase to degrade protein targets via the ubiquitin-proteasome system, PROTACs (PRoteolysis TArgeting Chimeras) provide a new strategy to inhibit protein targets that were regarded as undruggable before. However, the catalytic... more
PHOTACs enable optical control of protein degradation  Science Magazine · 4 days
PROTACs (PROteolysis TArgeting Chimeras) are bifunctional molecules that target proteins for ubiquitylation by an E3 ligase complex and subsequent degradation by the proteasome. They have emerged as powerful tools to control the levels of... more
The hidden costs of dietary restriction: Implications for its evolutionary and mechanistic origins  Science Magazine · 4 days
Dietary restriction (DR) extends life span across taxa. Despite considerable research, universal mechanisms of DR have not been identified, limiting its translational... more
Singlet-filtered NMR spectroscopy  Science Magazine · 4 days
Selectively studying parts of proteins and metabolites in tissue with nuclear magnetic resonance promises new insights into molecular structures or diagnostic approaches. Nuclear spin singlet states allow the selection of signals from chemical moieties of interest in proteins or metabolites... more
Why do whales migrate? They return to the tropics to shed their skin, scientists say  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Whales undertake some of the longest migrations on earth, often swimming many thousands of miles, over many months,... more
Scientists solve long-debated puzzle of how the intestine heals itself  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists find that normal intestinal cells 'de-differentiate' en masse into stem cells that generate the cells needed for a healthy intestinal lining. New study establishes de-differentiation as the... more
The strategy of cells to deal with the accumulation of misfolded proteins is identified  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new article by the Oxidative Stress and Cell Cycle research group at UPF identifies the main strategy of cells... more
New torula yeast product as digestible as fish meal in weanling pig diets  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Starting weanling pigs off with the right diet can make all the difference for the health and productivity of the animal. A... more
Sneaking up on tiny crystals with electron diffraction  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Understanding the structure of proteins, the building blocks of life, is essential to obtain insight into their biological function. Due to their minute size and extreme fragility, these structures are enormously difficult... more
Green ammonia could slash farm emissions and power the ships of the future  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For the past 100 years, a simple molecule has had an immensely positive impact on our world. Ammonia, which comprises three hydrogen... more
DNA-tagging strategy for early detection of disease signatures  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers can uncover how proteins interact with other proteins with far greater sensitivity and in a more natural context than conventional methods, thanks to an analytic technique developed by a RIKEN team.... more
Scientists identify chemicals in urine that are specific to overactive bladder  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Millions of people might eventually be spared the embarrassment and extreme isolation caused by wetting themselves, thanks to new research. more
Harmful levels of metal linked to DNA damage found in the urine of e-cigarette users  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have completed a cross-sectional human study that compares biomarkers and metal... more
New study expands the knowledge on tumor-suppressor role of HERC proteins  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The RAF protein could be a therapeutical target to treat the tumor growth in regulated pathways by the p38 protein, according to a new study published... more
A positive example set by parents promotes fruit and vegetable consumption among children  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3-5-year-old children,... more
How does the intestine heal?  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The intestine is an amazing organ in multiple ways, not least of which is its capacity to heal itself even when it is injured or damaged. Finally, a study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, published in the... more
DNA from ancient packrat nests helps unpack Earth's past  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New work shows how using next-generation DNA sequencing on ancient packrat middens -- nests made out of plant material, fragments of insects, bones, fecal matter, and urine -- could provide... more
New study uncovers human genes controlling HIV infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Viruses are parasites. The only way they can grow is by hijacking their hosts. When they infect a human host, viruses use human proteins to multiply and modify the human cells to... more
Intracranial stent appears to be safe and effective for reducing recurrent stroke risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A brain stent appears safe and effective for reducing the risk of recurrent stroke in patients with cholesterol-clogged brain arteries, according to... more
What the western diet is doing to your brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The Western Pattern Diet (WPD) or also known as the Standard American Diet (SAD) is a modern-day style diet that mostly contains high amounts of processed foods, red meat, high-fat... more
Scientists Produce 3D Map of SARS-CoV-2’s Spike Protein  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Researchers have made a breakthrough toward developing a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, by creating the... more
Structure of CD20 in complex with the therapeutic monoclonal antibody rituximab  Science Magazine · 5 days
Cluster of Differentiation 20 (CD20) is a B cell membrane protein that is targeted by monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of malignancies and auto-immune disorders, but... more
Ancient origins of allosteric activation in a Ser-Thr kinase  Science Magazine · 5 days
A myriad of cellular events are regulated by allostery; therefore, evolution of this process is of fundamental interest. Here, we use ancestral sequence reconstruction to resurrect ancestors of two colocalizing... more
Molecular mechanism of biased signaling in a prototypical G protein-coupled receptor  Science Magazine · 5 days
Biased signaling, in which different ligands that bind to the same G protein–coupled receptor preferentially trigger distinct signaling pathways, holds great promise for the design of... more
Angiotensin and biased analogs induce structurally distinct active conformations within a GPCR  Science Magazine · 5 days
Biased agonists of G protein–coupled receptors (GPCRs) preferentially activate a subset of downstream signaling pathways. In this work, we present crystal structures of angiotensin... more
Exploring a genome's 3-D organization through a social network lens  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have taken an algorithm used to study social networks, such as Facebook communities, and adapted it to identify how DNA and proteins... more
How to keep the nucleus clean  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Cells are small factories that constantly produce protein and RNA molecules by decoding the genetic information stored in the DNA of their chromosomes. The first phase of this decoding, the transcription process, 'transcribes' the DNA code... more
Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales' ability to find food, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Otago scientists studying sperm whales off the coast of Kaikōura have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year. more
How particle physics could prevent financial fraud  CERN · 5 days
How particle physics could prevent financial fraud achintya Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:13 (Image: CERN) Every day, commodity markets trade millions of food... more
Researchers identify a protein that aids in colorectal cancer metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A protein that helps colorectal cancer cells spread to other parts of the body could be an effective treatment target. more
Watching TV helps birds make better food choices  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
By watching videos of each other eating, blue tits and great tits can learn to avoid foods that taste disgusting and are potentially toxic, a new study has found. more
DNA from ancient packrat nests helps unpack Earth's past  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New work shows how using next-generation DNA sequencing on ancient packrat middens—nests made out of plant material, fragments of insects, bones, fecal matter, and urine—could provide ecological snapshots of Earth's... more
Researchers design new drug cocktail to kill brain and soft tissue cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have designed a new drug cocktail that kills some types of brain and soft tissue cancers... more
Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales' ability to find food  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists studying sperm whales have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year. The research is among the first to examine the impact of a large earthquake... more
Plant protein helps control powerhouse of plant cell  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new Michigan State University study shows how a protein, called peroxiredoxin Q, or PRXQ, connects two biochemical pathways that are vital for plant chloroplast health. more
Revealed: Protein 'spike' lets the 2019-nCoV coronavirus pierce, invade human cells  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers in the United States have unveiled the structure of the "spike protein" of 2019-nCoV—the virus behind the current coronavirus disease outbreak. more
Logistics of self-assembly processes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The efficient self-assembly of functional protein complexes is a major goal of industrial biotechnology. A new LMU study shows that the productivity of such processes crucially depends on tight regulation of the supply of components. more
Plant-based relatives of cholesterol could boost gene-infused nanoparticle delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Gene-infused nanoparticles used for combating disease work better when they include plant-based relatives of cholesterol because their shape and structure help the genes get where they need to be inside... more
Patients with type 2 diabetes who decline insulin therapy had worse blood sugar control  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of blood sugar are at greater risk of serious complications such... more
Plant-based relatives of cholesterol could give boost to nanoparticle gene therapy  nanowerk · 5 days
Gene-infused nanoparticles used for combating disease work better when they include plant-based relatives of cholesterol because their shape and structure help the genes get where they... more
Watching TV helps birds make better food choices  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
By watching videos of each other eating, blue tits and great tits can learn to avoid foods that taste disgusting and are potentially toxic, a new study has found. Seeing the 'disgust... more
Diabetes over-treatment could be more dangerous for elderly find study  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes mellitus affects a large population across the globe. Treatment usually comprises of the use of oral drugs that could reduce the blood sugar... more
Marine herbivorous fish could be the new source of protein for humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A secret to survival amid rising global temperatures could be dwelling in the tidepools of the U.S. West Coast. more
Eating a big breakfast may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, according to new research published in... more
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may result in fewer menopause symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new... more
Eliminating viruses in our food with cranberries and citrus fruit  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Fresh produce is a major vehicle for noroviruses, a group of viruses that are the most common cause of gastroenteritis in developed countries. However, the viruses are quite... more
Veggie-loving fish could be the new white meat  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A secret to survival amid rising global temperatures could be dwelling in the tidepools of the U.S. West Coast. Findings by University of California, Irvine biologists studying the genome of an unusual... more
Sustained IFN-I stimulation impairs MAIT cell responses to bacteria by inducing IL-10 during chronic HIV-1 infection  Science Magazine · 6 days
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in HIV-1–infected individuals are functionally impaired by poorly understood mechanisms. Single-cell... more
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