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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.