Dietary
UN: Virus could push 14 million into hunger in Latin America  ABC NEWS · 58 minutes
The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages... more
USAMRDC receives FDA marketing approval for severe malaria treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted marketing approval for Artesunate for Injection, an initial treatment for severe malaria. more
Simple urine-testing method for people with kidney stones offers results in 30 minutes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers from Penn State and Stanford... more
Is vitamin D really linked to excess COVID-19 mortality?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused many deaths, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, over many different countries. However, the reasons for the differential mortality from region to region are... more
New understanding of RNA movements can be used to treat cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
New research shows that an RNA molecule involved in preventing tumor formation can change its structure and thereby control protein production in the cell. The finding... more
Caveolin binding motif in Na/K-ATPase is required for stem cell differentiation, organogenesis in animals  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
New findings reveal the importance of the Na/K-ATPase protein in stem cell differentiation and organogenesis, in a study led by... more
Dairy products ineffective in preventing bone loss or fractures during menopause transition  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Dairy products provide more bone-beneficial nutrients than any other food group. Yet a new study based on data from the Study of Women's Health... more
Modern problems, primitive solutions: A glimpse into archaic protein synthesis systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The interaction between 'transfer RNAs' and the enzymes that help them in protein synthesis has always been the key area of interest for understanding the evolution... more
Terrestrial bacteria can grow on nutrients from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
As inevitable fellow travellers on the bodies of astronauts, spaceships, or equipment, terrestrial microorganisms will undoubtedly come into contact with extraterrestrial environments. Researchers now describe how bacteria can survive on an 'extraterrestrial... more
Children may not always grow out of being picky eaters  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
By age four, children could be established picky eaters, a new study suggests. And the more parents try to control and restrict children's diets, the more finicky they... more
Circadian oscillation of a cyanobacterium doesn't need all three Kai proteins to keep going  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Despite conventional understanding that three Kai proteins are required for the circadian oscillation of cyanobacteria, scientists discovered that even when... more
Ocean virus hijacks carbon-storing bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Scientists are analyzing the role of ferredoxin proteins produced when viral phages alter electron transfer in ocean-dwelling, photosynthetic bacteria that produce oxygen and store carbon. more
Feature-rich covalent stains for super-resolution and cleared tissue fluorescence microscopy  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Fluorescence microscopy is a workhorse tool in biomedical imaging but often poses substantial challenges to practitioners in achieving bright or uniform labeling. In addition, while antibodies are effective... more
Platelet-derived porous nanomotor for thrombus therapy  Science Magazine · 10 hours
The treatment difficulties of venous thrombosis include short half-life, low utilization, and poor penetration of drugs at thrombus site. Here, we develop one kind of mesoporous/macroporous silica/platinum nanomotors with platelet membrane (PM) modification (MMNM/PM) for sequentially... more
[Research Articles] Functional role of kallikrein 5 and proteinase-activated receptor 2 in eosinophilic esophagitis  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, food antigen–driven, inflammatory disease of the esophagus and is associated with impaired barrier function.... more
'Nature's antifreeze' provides formula for more durable concrete  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Secrets to cementing the sustainability of our future infrastructure may come from nature, such as proteins that keep plants and animals from freezing in extremely cold conditions. Researchers have discovered that a... more
Extraction of skin interstitial fluid using microneedle patches  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Interstitial fluid is a major component of the liquid environment in the body and fills the spaces between the body's cells. In contrast, blood circulates only within the circulatory vessels of the... more
New understanding of RNA movements can be used to treat cancer  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Research from Karolinska Institutet published today in Nature shows that an RNA molecule involved in preventing tumour formation can change its structure and thereby control protein... more
Uncovering the role of membrane sugars in flu infection  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The flu virus relies on using human cells to reproduce and spread. But before it even gets to the cell surface, the virus must navigate the tall, dense forest of... more
Terrestrial bacteria can grow on nutrients from space  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
In the past decade, there has been renewed thinking about human missions to the moon and perhaps even to Mars. Inevitably, terrestrial microorganisms on the bodies of astronauts, spaceships or equipment will... more
Modern problems, primitive solutions: A glimpse into archaic protein synthesis systems  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
In cells, protein is synthesized based on the genetic code. Each protein is coded by the triplet combination of chemicals called nucleotides, and a continuous reading... more
'Nature's antifreeze' provides formula for more durable concrete  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Secrets to cementing the sustainability of our future infrastructure may come from nature, such as proteins that keep plants and animals from freezing in extremely cold conditions. CU Boulder researchers have discovered... more
A new therapeutic approach to improve the health of diabetic patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have mapped for the first time the vast network of proteins that interact with proinsulin, the protein the... more
Circadian oscillation of a cyanobacterium doesn't need all three Kai proteins to keep going  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Circadian rhythms are driven by a highly autonomous, self-sustaining circadian clock within cells, telling us when to sleep or wake... more
Royal jelly does not a queen make  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
What makes a queen? For bees, it's long been believed that queenliness depends on a special diet of royal jelly—a milky white secretion of protein, water and fat that oozes from the heads of... more
New data may help understand the evolution of Austrian SARS-CoV-2 strains  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
216 SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences have now been completed and released in the framework of the "Mutational Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 in Austria" project from CeMM, the Research... more
Research could help identify disturbances in the body's copper metabolism  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In biology it is well-known that every living organism is triggered by the hereditary material or DNA that encodes various protein molecules, which in turn perform all the... more
Study uncovers how protein inhibits the development of tumors in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Proteins are found throughout our cells and regulate a lot of biological processes that are important forour survival. more
Collagen maturation regulates PEDF availability, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Cells are like tiny self-contained machines that are constantly fine-tuned in response to both internal and external signals. Some of these signals are induced by extracellular ligands, specialized proteins that bind to specific receptors... more
Stricter advertising regulations needed to prevent, reduce childhood obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Spain ranks fifth among European countries for childhood obesity. Sugar-sweetened beverages and soft drinks are consumed by 81% of Spanish children weekly. more
How maternal intestinal microbiota is involved in fetal development  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Plant products ingested by pregnant women through their diet are broken down by the intestinal microbiota into chemical substances, some of which can cross the placental barrier and reach the... more
How a protein can inhibit cancer development in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In a new study, researchers have discovered how the protein PP2A can inhibit tumor growth in mice. The protein turns off an enzyme that stimulates cell growth, thus inhibiting the... more
Warwick researchers discover how cells activate autophagy genes during fasting  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
As modern life-styles and high calorie diets drive the UK's obesity levels up, researchers from the University of Warwick have found how cells respond to fasting and activate... more
New Sex Hormone Discovered: Secretoneurin  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A large protein called secretogranin-2 is important for the normal functioning of brain cells and other cells that secrete hormones to control body functions such as... more
Even natural products can be harmful for the unborn child  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Plant products ingested by pregnant women through their diet are broken down by the intestinal microbiota into chemical substances, some of which can cross the placental barrier and... more
Directed protein evolution with CRISPR-Cas9  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
"Directed evolution" is the process by which scientists produce tailor-made proteins for cell biology, physiology and biomedicine in the laboratory. Based on this method, Max Planck researchers from Martinsried have now developed a method to optimize proteins directly... more
Sugar turns brown algae into good carbon stores  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
You may like them or not, but almost everyone knows them: brown algae such as Fucus vesiculosus, commonly known as bladderwrack, grow along the entire German coast. Giant kelp like Macrocystis or... more
Catch and release: Collagen-mediated control of PEDF availability  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Cells are like tiny self-contained machines that are constantly fine-tuned in response to both internal and external signals. Some of these signals are induced by extracellular ligands, specialized proteins that bind to... more
Sugar turns brown algae into good carbon stores  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Brown algae are important players in the global carbon cycle by fixing large amounts of carbon dioxide and thus extracting this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. Moreover, because microbial decomposition of dead... more
Scientists discover how cells respond to fasting  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As modern life-styles and high calorie diets drive the UK's obesity levels up, researchers from the University of Warwick have found how cells respond to fasting and activate the process called autophagy, which means... more
European Cave Bears Had Pure Herbivorous Diet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An isotopic analysis of fossil collagen from the bones collected in three Romanian caves indicates that the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus), an... more
Scientists analyze structure, mechanism of phage protein that steals electrons  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Beneath the ocean's surface, a virus is hijacking the metabolism of the most abundant organism on Earth. That may be of interest to those of us above who... more
Ethicists: We need more flexible tools for evaluating gene-edited food  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Is there now a way to genetically engineer crops to create food that people can confidently consider natural? more
Scientists synthesize tick spit protein for first time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Using the properties of naturally occurring proteins offers huge potential for new medicines. Charlotte Franck in Professor Richard Payne's lab has for the first time made the anti-inflammatory evasin proteins found in... more
How small-scale fishers are struggling amid COVID-19 crisis  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As COVID-19 affects global food systems, tremendous impacts are being felt by coastal communities and small-scale fishers, many of whom are self-employed and rely on the catch to feed their own households... more
Gig economy may hold some hope for jobs in age of COVID-19  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Hundreds of thousands of Australians are out of work as a result of COVID-19, but a QUT expert says some may find new jobs... more
New method allows cells to be sampled over time, offering window to responses that evolve  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
At any given moment, a variety of dynamic processes occur inside a cell, with many developing over time.... more
North Atlantic Microplastic Centre established to gain a better understanding of microplastics  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Invisible microplastics are everywhere - in the air you breathe, the water you drink and in the food, you eat. more
Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The meat and poultry industry has historically relied on immigrant labor to do some of the most dangerous jobs in America, from employing refugees to a notorious record of hiring immigrants in the U.S.... more
Rats on the rampage as leftovers from closed restaurants become scarce, warns CDC  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has warned that as restaurants are closed due to social distancing and lockdowns owing... more
Eating local and plant-based diets: how to feed cities sustainably  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How do you feed a city? It is one of the great questions of our time. After all, for a species that ultimately depends on plants to feed... more
Scientists discover how an obscure protein promotes breast cancer progression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
South Australian scientists have made a critical breakthrough, discovering how an obscure protein causes breast cancer to develop and grow more quickly. more
Efforts underway to get food from US farms to the needy  ABC NEWS · 3 days
One of the many troubling aspects of the coronavirus pandemic has been seeing farmers have to destroy crops and euthanize livestock at a time when millions... more
Even natural products may pose potential risk to unborn child  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Plant products ingested by pregnant women through their diet are broken down by the intestinal microbiota into chemical substances, some of which can cross the placental barrier and... more
RDE-3 found to add pUG tails to targets of RNA interference and to transposon RNAs  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School, Nanjing Agricultural University and the University of Wisconsin has found... more
An under-researched mechanism in the fast-moving field of epigenetics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A key epigenetic mark can block the binding of an important gene regulatory protein, and therefore prohibit the gene from being turned off, a new UNSW study in CRISPR-modified mice—published... more
Toxin family binds to sugar receptors on human cells to cause damage  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New Griffith University research has found that sugars decorating human cells allow toxins, produced by disease-causing bacteria, to bind to human cells and cause... more
Archaeologists Find 1,750-Year-Old Cultivated Rice Grains in Uzbekistan  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of archeologists from China, Uzbekistan, and Germany has found evidence that japonica-like rice was an important food in... more
Capillary leakage important in COVID-19 respiratory distress  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Now, a new study published on the preprint server medRxiv reports the pivotal role played by protein leakage through lung capillaries and promotes the use of serum albumin as a biomarker of disease progression... more
The Latest: No urinals? Toilets could evolve post-virus  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Toilet experts say urinals may be consigned to history as part of measures to make public conveniences safe for the post-coronavirus world more
The Latest: North Carolina farmers euthanizing chickens  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Coronavirus outbreaks at meat processing plants are forcing North Carolina farmers to euthanize 1.5 million chickens more
New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature may enable patients to receive results within 30 minutes instead of the current turnaround time... more
The self-synthesizing ribosome  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
As the cell's protein factory, the ribosome is the only natural machine that manufactures its own parts. That is why understanding how the machine, itself, is made, could unlock the door to everything from understanding how life develops to designing... more
Coronavirus antigen tests: quick and cheap, but too often wrong?  Science Magazine · 5 days
Tests that detect coronavirus proteins raise hopes of widespread daily screening more
IRF5 guides monocytes toward an inflammatory CD11c+ macrophage phenotype and promotes intestinal inflammation  Science Magazine · 5 days
Mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs) are vital for maintaining intestinal homeostasis but, in response to acute microbial stimulation, can also trigger immunopathology, accelerating recruitment... more
Researchers discover cell reproduction not triggered by retinoic acid as previously believed  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Meiosis is essential to sexual reproduction. For almost 15 years, it has been commonly held that retinoic acid, a molecule derived from vitamin A,... more
SLIPS-LAB--A bioinspired bioanalysis system for metabolic evaluation of urinary stone disease  Science Magazine · 5 days
Urinary stone disease is among the most common medical conditions. Standard evaluation of urinary stone disease involves a metabolic workup of stone formers based on measurement... more
All major cholesterol-dependent cytolysins use glycans as cellular receptors  Science Magazine · 5 days
Cholesterol-dependent cytolysins (CDCs) form pores in cholesterol-rich membranes, but cholesterol alone is insufficient to explain their cell and host tropism. Here, we show that all eight major CDCs have high-affinity... more
Lysyl-tRNA synthetase produces diadenosine tetraphosphate to curb STING-dependent inflammation  Science Magazine · 5 days
Inflammation is an essential part of immunity against pathogens and tumors but can promote disease if not tightly regulated. Self and non-self-nucleic acids can trigger inflammation, through recognition by the... more
Survey highlights the impact of COVID-19 on consumers’ ability to purchase day-to-day food  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
People have shared their experiences of supermarket shopping following the recent phase of panic-buying and subsequent restrictions, with many reporting problems buying... more
Different immune responses can occur in Covid-19, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The human immune system is reactive to more than just the viral protein on which researchers have focused to date. This is relevant for tests and potential vaccines. more
Computer models add sizzle to cultivated meat alternatives  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Experts predict that producing meat in a lab using tissue engineering techniques—or lab-cultured meat—will one day be a much more sustainable, nutritionally equivalent and without the ethical concerns of typical meat production.... more
Food system sustainability requires lower energy use  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Modern sustainability practices often encourage resource and energy efficiencies across separate sectors, such as food production or biofuels, but this siloed approach could actually lead to ongoing environmental decay, according to a recent commentary... more
Understanding the atomic details of the endoplasmic reticulum membrane protein complex  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
All human cells are enclosed in a greasy membrane that is embedded with thousands of different proteins. These so-called membrane proteins carry out countless functions, from... more
Researchers to use digital technologies to help tackle chronic disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Sedentary behaviours, poor sleep and questionable food choices are major contributors of chronic disease, including diabetes, anxiety, heart disease and many cancers. more
Preparing to meet SARS-CoV-2 head-on with a panel of neutralizing antibodies  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in May 2020 describes a panel of neutralizing antibodies that bind to multiple attachment sites on the... more
Study finds insufficient evidence to show vitamin D can prevent or treat Covid-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, including experts from the University of Birmingham, have published a vitamin D consensus paper... more
Airway and Celonic collaborate to produce AT-100 as therapeutic candidate against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Airway Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of biologics to break the cycle of injury and inflammation for patients with respiratory... more
US begins crackdown on unvetted virus blood tests  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving ahead with a crackdown on scores of COVID-19 antibody tests that have not yet been shown to work more
The future is knocking: Global food production to be transformed using new technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The world's growing population will necessitate a 30-70% increase in food production over the next 3 decades. If we are to succeed,... more
Obesity not related to how close you live to fast food or gyms  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study has shown no correlation between obesity and how close you live to fast food restaurants or gyms. Studies from... more
Inspiring stories from women like themselves helped these moms improve their diet  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
When researchers asked prospective study participants who they would like to see in videos promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors, the answer was unequivocal: They wanted... more
Biophysicists find a way to take a peek at how membrane receptors work  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In a study published in Current Opinion in Structural Biology, MIPT biophysicists explained ways to visualize membrane receptors in their different states.... more
Structural basis for membrane insertion by the human ER membrane protein complex  Science Magazine · 6 days
A defining step in the biogenesis of a membrane protein is the insertion of its hydrophobic transmembrane helices into the lipid bilayer. The nine-subunit... more
First ancient cultivated rice discovered in Central Asia  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Rice has always been the most important food in Asia and the world. About half of the population on earth use rice as their main food source. The origin, spread, evolution, and... more
Research demonstrates self-synthesis and assembly of 30S subunit of ribosome  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
As the cell's protein factory, the ribosome is the only natural machine that manufactures its own parts. That is why understanding how the machine, itself, is made, could... more
Clarification: Kroger Bonus Pay story  ABC NEWS · 7 days
In a story published May 16, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a call by the United Food and Commercial Workers International union to grocery store chains asking to extend hazard pay for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic more
The self-synthesizing ribosome  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
As the cell's protein factory, the ribosome is the only natural machine that manufactures its own parts. That is why understanding how the machine, itself, is made, could unlock the door to everything from understanding how life develops to designing... more
Microplastics found in Florida's birds of prey for first time  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study has confirmed and quantified, for the first time, the presence of microplastics in terrestrial and aquatic birds of prey in Florida, including hawks, ospreys and... more
The genome of jojoba: The only plant to store wax in its seeds  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The seeds of jojoba are one of the only known sustainable sources of liquid wax esters. They have been used as an... more
The Latest: Lebanon PM warns of major food crisis amid virus  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Lebanon’s prime minister is warning of a major food crisis in the Mediterranean country which is facing an unprecedented economic and financial crisis made worse by... more
FDA approves IND application by Octapharma USA for severe COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the investigational new drug (IND) application submitted by Octapharma USA for a phase three clinical trial on... more
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