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Potential new drug may bring hope for Alzheimer's sufferers

New York - Experiments conducted by researchers at Sidney Strickland’s Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at Rockefeller University have discovered a compound which may stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Study: New protein use may improve immune system response

A new molecule allows the body to better handle infection by allowing the T and B cells to change their reaction to certain bacteria. When given NFATc3 the cells produced more of the nitric oxide (NO) needed to fight infections.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Introducing protein powder made entirely of insects

A company by the name of BugMuscle has a protein powder that is made with just bugs, and it is the first protein powder of its kind.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

New drug can fight radiation

A protein that protects the cells that line the gut may be able to prevent gastrointestinal damage following radiation, which can often be fatal, according to a study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Compounds that control Ebola identified

Compounds that could reduce the ability of viruses that cause diseases such as Ebola, rabies, HIV and Lassa fever to spread infection have been identified.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Protein discovery could help prevent malaria deaths

Stockholm - Malaria can be mild or deadly. However, there is no way to tell which patients are at risk of developing more dangerous forms of the disease. New research suggests that different proteins affect the seriousness of the disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Protein clue for schizophrenia origin

Copenhagen - As part of a hunt for the causes of schizophrenia, researchers have analyzed proteins in the brains of rats that have been given hallucinogenic drugs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New way of treating cancer

Solna - Scientists have identified a new way of treating cancer. The concept is based on inhibiting a specific enzyme called MTH1, which cancer cells, unlike normal cells, require for survival.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Is a low protein diet healthier?

Two new studies suggests that low-protein diets are linked to longer life spans in mice and humans. These findings cast doubt on the widespread dietary trend of reducing carbohydrate intake and loading up on protein.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

This is national nutrition month

National nutrition month has been running in the U.S. For this, people are encouraged to choose the most nutritionally-packed foods they can from each of five key food groups every day.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Cancer killing protein examined

Cornell University biomedical engineers have demonstrated the destruction of metastasizing cancer cells traveling throughout the bloodstream. This has been achieved by attaching a cancer-killer protein to white blood cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New attempt to slow down heart disease

Researchers have developed a potential treatment for atherosclerosis that targets a master controller protein, which appears to trigger the process.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Searching for a new way to halt malaria

A research team have identified a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying. It is hoped that this could become the basis of a new treatment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Breast cancer trigger identified

A new study has shown how a reduction in DNA content in certain cells leads human breast cancer cells to take on aggressive, metastatic properties.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

What’s the secret behind the world’s longest living rodent?

Naked mole rats live in excess of 30 years. Scientists think that the secret behind the mole rat is a special protein contained within the mole rats’ genetic code.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Alzheimer's disease protein varies between patients

Alzheimer’s disease proteins may contort differently in every patient, according to new research. This means that universal treatments may not be the answer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Parkinson's disease protein might kill TB

A protein which is being studied as part of Parkinson's disease research has been found to play a key role in causing the destruction of bacteria that cause tuberculosis.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Key protein helps to fight tumors

Scientists have identified a key protein that influences the body's immune function. The protein could help the body to attack cancerous tumors.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Universal protein may offer Parkinson’s cure

Bethesda - A tiny protein found in most living things could hold the cure for a variety of diseases, including Parkinson’s disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Is protein water the newest sensation in vitamin water market?

Manchester - For the past few years, the trend on the market has been vitamin water. Everywhere you’d go, you would see countless customers purchasing and consuming vitamin water in order to quench their thirst, attain their necessary vitamins and enjoy the taste.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

UN issues report recommending insects for human consumption

Responding to global hunger concerns, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is recommending the incorporation of insects into human diets.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 7 comments

Blood protein used to rejuvenate an aging heart

Researchers have demonstrated that a protein found only in the blood of young mice reverses the effects of aging in old mice. The next step is to see if this is possible to achieve with humans.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Does breast milk hold the clue for fighting superbugs?

Some scientists have argued that a protein complex found in human breast milk can help challenge the antibiotic resistance of several bacterial species, including those known to cause hospital related infections.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

The fight back against Ebola

In part of the struggle against the Ebola virus, scientists have discovered the mechanism behind one of the Ebola virus' most potent abilities: its ability to disarm the adaptive immune system.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Clues into how alcohol disrupts the brain

Researchers have identified how alcohol might affect key brain proteins. The finding could eventually lead to the development of drugs that could disrupt the interaction between alcohol and the brain.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Bacteria used to make a molecular ‘super glue’

Scientists have created a molecular super-glue using bacterial proteins. The glue was apparently so strong that it broke the instrument used to measure the strength of the glue.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New Down Syndrome protein found

Researchers have identified a protein involved in the chromosomal disorder 'Down Syndrome', that could explain its characteristic learning deficits.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Soybeans may slowdown cancer

Scientists have demonstrated that peptides isolated from certain types of soybean can inhibit the growth of human colon, liver, and lung cancer cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Fish protein may inhibit cancer

Scientists have identified a protein derived from Pacific cod that may inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Why do many girls learn to speak earlier than boys?

A gene called FOXP2 is regarded by many scientists as essential for speech in humans. New research has shown that the building blocks of the gene are more abundant in young girls than boys.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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