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Essential Science: Developing ML to see protein patterns

A new machine learning system has been used to characterize 800 million-year-old amino acid patterns that had, up until now, puzzled scientists. These protein patterns are of great importance and they are responsible for facilitating protein interactions.

The secret to longer life is cellular recycling

The answer to longer life may lie with a particular protein, according to new research. The protein is called p62, which is a selective autophagy protein. The protein plays an important role in the aging process.

Video gamers help to design new proteins

Video gamers have helped to design brand new proteins by playing an interactive on-line application called Foldit. Through this, citizen scientists are aiding protein researchers create novel vaccines and cancer therapies.

Brain protein as a potential cure for alcoholism

A protein called MUNC 13-1 and which is found in the brain, has been found to bind to alcohol. This discovery could be the answer to curing alcoholism, according to new research.

Will microbial protein replace meat on the table? Special

Oxford - In order to address global warming and the inefficiencies of animal production, a diet of a microbial derived protein could be on the menu, according to Professor Willy Verstraete from the University of Ghent.

Altering amino acids incapacitates cancer

Amino acids are necessary for life. When these molecules go wrong they can trigger the formation of cancerous cells. New research suggests targeting two amino acids can stop cancerous cell growth.

Hookworm protein used to treat asthma

A protein, taken from parasitic hookworms, may provide a treatment for alleviation of the symptoms of asthma, according to a new study.

Breast milk protein may be able to destroy superbugs

Scientists in the UK have said there is a part of a protein in breast milk that may be able to destroy certain types of bacteria that are resistant to drugs.

The more weight you carry, the harder it is to slim

Cambridge - There could be a scientific basis to the perception that a heavier a person is then the harder it is for that person to lose weight. It all comes down to a simple protein.

Lab-grown meat could hit stores in 5 years

Maastricht - Fancy biting into artificially grown meat? Wondering how those who eschew meat because of animal treatment concerns will react? Such questions are coming to the fore with laboratory grown meat.

Call for safety guidelines for insect eating

In many parts of the world people eat insects as a source of protein. In other countries, the snacking on insects has become popular. Is it time for some safety guidance?

Is it possible for engineered cells to heal Parkinson’s damage?

Parkinson’s disease is a type of neurodegenerative disease. As a possible treatment, researchers have engineered smarter immune cells to deliver a healing protein to the brain.

Neurodegenerative disease risk as new prion is discovered

The first new human prion in almost 50 years has been discovered, a team of scientists report. The prion is called alpha-synuclein and it is believed to the causative agent for a rare neurodegenerative disease in people.

Using bacteria to deliver drugs

Boston - By re-engineering protein-shuttling machinery, researchers have used bacteria to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells.

Blocking an obesity-linked protein can stop fat forming

Blocking genes in mice to halt a protein linked with obesity prevents fat from forming, according to a new study. The focus was on preventing fat forming within the internal organs of the animals.

Carnivorous mushroom provides insight into human immune system

Scientists have been examining how edible oyster mushrooms eat spiders and roundworms. The proteins at play are similar to those found in the human immune system. So, what can we learn?

Green tea shows promise in killing oral cancer cells

A compound found in green tea could trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells, and, at the same time, leave healthy cells intact.

New protein detonates bacteria from within

Tel Aviv - By sequencing the DNA of bacteria resistant to viral toxins, scientists have identified novel proteins capable of stymieing growth in pathogenic, antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Tackling cocaine addiction with bacteria-protein cocktail

In a new study, a modified bacterial protein is able to trigger a robust immune response against a cocaine-linked molecule in mice. The creators hope it will stop addicts from taking the drug.

Turning Ebola against itself to fight the viral disease

Paris - A research project has been looking at how the most common protein the makes up the Ebola virus can be blocked. This is seen as importance since the protein mediates replication of a new viral particle.

New genetic link to autism

Scientists have identified a molecular network that includes many genes previously linked to autism spectrum disorders. Narrowing this down, one specific molecular pathway appears responsible.

Is the protein furin the answer to stopping Ebola?

There are many investigations taking place into tackling the Ebola virus. One stream of research is looking into the protein furin. This protein is responsible for activating other proteins that allow the virus to spread within the human body.

Maybe entomophagy will be trending in time

Vancouver - Entomophagy the consumption of "bugs," may become much more prevalent in the future especially to supply protein and ensure that a food supply is available for the world's growing population.

Natural proteins kill hospital ‘superbugs’

Belfast - Scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs. Researchers have developed an innovative antibacterial gel that can break down the thick jelly-like coating (biofilms) which cover bacteria.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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