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Atomic-level insights gained for a key lipid-binding protein implicated in cancer 

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified, at an atomic level, how a part of a protein called PLEKHA7 interacts with a cell's membrane to regulate important intercellular communications......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgApr 20th, 2021

Alzheimer"s study: A Mediterranean diet might protect against memory loss and dementia

Alzheimer's disease is caused by protein deposits in the brain and the rapid loss of brain matter. But a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, vegetables and olive oil might protect the brain from these disease triggers......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

New method identifies tau aggregates occurring in healthy body structures

Researchers used microscopy and machine learning to distinguish tau protein aggregates occurring as part of healthy functions from those occurring in disease......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

Study confirms racial differences in response to prostate cancer treatment

A study designed to enroll an equal number of Black and white men with advanced prostate cancer confirms key findings that have been evident in retrospective analyses and suggest potential new avenues for treating Black patients who disproportionatel.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

Research breakthrough in the fight against cancer

Researchers have engineered a nanoparticle that has the potential to revolutionize disease treatment, including for cancer......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer in women under 50, study finds

Colorectal cancer diagnoses have increased among people under age 50 in recent years and researchers are seeking reasons why. A new study has found a link between drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and an increased risk of developing colorectal cance.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

Gene therapy in Alzheimer"s disease mouse model preserves learning and memory

Researchers have used gene therapy to prevent learning and memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, a key step toward eventually testing the approach in humans with the neurodegenerative disease......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

Restricting growth, spread of head and neck cancers

Researchers have discovered a key molecule that allows cancer stem cells to bypass the body's natural immune defenses, spurring the growth and spread of head and neck squamous cell cancers. Their study, conducted in mice, also demonstrates that inhib.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

Tracking down the tiniest of forces: How T cells detect invaders

What happens on a molecular level, when our immune system detects antigens? Scientists have found out, how T cells exert tiny forces on antigens. Bonds between T cells and antigen presenting cells break, and this behavior tells the T cell whether or.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

Process for eliminating unneeded cells may also protect against cancer

Biologists find cell extrusion, a process that helps organisms eliminated unneeded cells, is triggered when cells can't replicate their DNA during cell division. In humans, extrusion may serve as a way for the body to eliminate cancerous or precancer.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

From yeast to hypha: How Candida albicans makes the switch

A protein called Sir2 may facilitate C. albicans' transition from ovoid yeast to thread-like hypha. C. albicans cells that were missing the Sir2 gene were less likely to form true hyphae in lab experiments than cells of the same species that had that.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

Our immune systems blanket the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with antibodies

A previously underappreciated part of the body's natural defense against SARS-CoV-2, called non-RBD-directed antibodies, actually plays a major role in combating the virus, according to a new study. That's good news for scientists designing the next.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

Study describes new mechanism for terminating transcription of DNA into RNA in bacteria

A bacterial protein helps to stop transcription—the process of making RNA copies of DNA to carry out the functions of the cell—by causing the cellular machinery that transcribes the DNA to pause at the appropriate spots in the genome. The protein.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 21 min. ago

Reconfigurable Optical Networks Will Move Supercomputer Data 100X Faster

Newly designed HPC network cards and software that reshapes topologies on-the-fly will be key to success Imagine being able to read an entire book in a single second, but only receiving the pages individually over the course of.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News15 hr. 21 min. ago

Discovery of huge Raman scattering at atomic point contact

Nanofabrication of electronic devices has reached a single nanometer scale (10-9 m). The rapid advancement of nanoscience and nanotechnology now requires atomic-scale optical spectroscopy in order to characterize atomistic structures that will affect.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 21 min. ago

Seeing colleagues succeed may make us feel more motivated

Observing the success of a colleague can motivate us to learn more and perform at a higher level. But when we perceive that a peer's accomplishment has risen above the usual standard of "good work" and can be rated an "exceptional" success, our motiv.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 21 min. ago

Soybean and linseed oils added to cows" diet improves the quality of milk

Inclusion of soybean and linseed oils in the diet of dairy cows made the fatty acid content of their milk even healthier for human nutrition. It also increased the proportions of omega-6 and omega-3, which in the right balance play a key role in prev.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 21 min. ago

Light Could Move Data 100X Faster Through Supercomputers

Newly designed optical interface network cards and a software program that provides on-the-fly reconfigurability will be key to success Imagine being able to read an entire book in a single second, but only receiving the pages i.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News19 hr. 21 min. ago

The Real-Life Steps to Making DevQualOps Happen

The way to deliver customer excitement is in the way we create and deliver the products — and quality is the key. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News19 hr. 21 min. ago

Bats Raised in Helium-Rich Air Reveal a Key to Echolocation

To test bats’ sense of the speed of sound, researchers put them in an atmosphere that alters it. No word on whether the helium made the bats sound funny......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News20 hr. 21 min. ago

Dumpy and Quasimodo proteins enable tendons and muscles of fruit flies to develop in sync

Two proteins play a key role in the development of flight muscles and their tendons in fruit flies, two RIKEN developmental biologists have shown1. Their study reveals how the components of the muscle–tendon system develop in sync with each other,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 21 min. ago