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Protein kinases significantly contribute to the immunodeficiency in HIV patients

A new study indicates that protein kinases, which initiate the process that erodes the body's immunity, significantly contribute to the immunodeficiency in HIV patients. Drugs that block these protein kinases may offer a solution to treating HIV pati.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyMar 1st, 2021

Shape-shifting Ebola virus protein exploits human RNA to change shape

The human genome contains the instructions to make tens of thousands of proteins. Each protein folds into a precise shape—and biologists are taught that defined shape dictates the protein's destined function. Tens of thousands of singular shapes dr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 36 min. ago

Protein can release trapped histones in the cell

In the cell nucleus, histones play a crucial role packaging DNA into chromatin. Histones are however very sticky to both DNA and RNA, so to ensure they are transported to the cell nucleus after synthesis and bind to the right portion of DNA to organi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 4 min. ago

Vietnam-based healthcare booking app Docosan gets $1M seed funding led by AppWorks

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Docosan helps patients avoid long waits by letting them search and book doctors through its app. The company announced today it has raised more than $1 million in seed funding, which is claims is one of the largest seed rou.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Airborne laser scanning of gaps in Amazon rainforest helps explain tree mortality

A group of researchers led by Brazilians has used an innovative model to map gaps in the Amazon rainforest and identify factors that contribute to tree mortality. Water stress, soil fertility, and anthropic forest degradation have the most influence.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Inside the protein channel that keeps bacteria alive

Almost all bacteria rely on the same emergency valves—protein channels that pop open under pressure, releasing a deluge of cell contents. It is a last-ditch effort, a failsafe that prevents bacteria from exploding and dying when stretched to the li.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

How can social media and influencers contribute toward societal good?

New research co-authored by the Business School (formerly Cass) has demonstrated the role of social media and influential personalities in alleviating customer uncertainty and promoting the adoption of a new eco-friendly technology in emerging market.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

MFS Africa leads $2.3M seed round in Ugandan fintech startup Numida

Small businesses in Africa need digital banking services including plenty of credit. Although these businesses drive economic growth and contribute up to one-third of the continent’s GDP, they are often financially excluded from credit and other fi.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

A novel light-spin interface with europium(III) molecule advances development of quantum computers

Light can be used to operate quantum information processing systems, e.g. quantum computers, quickly and efficiently. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Chimie ParisTech/CNRS have now significantly advanced the development of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Lighting the way to folding next-level origami

Origami may sound more like art than science, but a complex folding pathway that proteins use to determine their shape has been harnessed by molecular biologists, enabling them to build some of the most complex synthetic protein nanostructures to dat.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits

Humans cannot live on protein alone—even for the ancient indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest whose diet was once thought to be almost all salmon......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Mussel Protein Bioglue to Seal Fistulas Inside Body

Researchers at Pohang University of Science & Technology in Korea have developed a bioglue, containing a mussel adhesive protein and hyaluronic acid, that can seal fistulas within the body. It works even on fistulas present in particularly challengin.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Aluminum-anode batteries could make solar energy storage more affordable

One of the challenges with capturing green solar energy is in being able to store that energy for use in times when the sun is unavailable. While the cost of harvesting solar energy has declined significantly in recent years, the cost to store that e.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Antibody binding-site conserved across COVID-19 virus variants

A tiny protein of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that gives rise to COVID-19, may have big implications for future treatments, according to a team of Penn State researchers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

The tuberculosis pathogen releases its toxin by a novel protein transport system

Six years ago, Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., described the first toxin ever found for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This toxin, tuberculosis necrotizing toxin, or TNT, became the founding member of a novel class of previously unrecogni.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

New study explains Mycobacterium tuberculosis high resistance to drugs and immunity

A consortium of researchers from Russia, Belarus, Japan, Germany and France led by a Skoltech scientist have uncovered the way in which Mycobacterium tuberculosis survives in iron-deficient conditions by utilizing rubredoxin B, a protein from a rubre.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Nabla is building a healthcare super app for women

Meet Nabla, a French startup launching a new app today focused on women’s health. On Nabla, you’ll find several services that should all contribute to helping you stay on top of your health. In short, Nabla lets you chat with practitioners, offer.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Beyond Meat opens its first production plant in China

About a year after Beyond Meat debuted in China on Starbucks’s menu, the Californian plant-based protein company opened a production facility near Shanghai to tap the country’s supply chain resources and potentially reduce the carbon foot.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Uber, Lyft Tout US Ride-Hail Driver Pay, Incentives Amid Demand Uptick

Uber and Lyft said U.S. drivers on their ride-hail platforms were earning significantly more than before the pandemic as trip demand outstrips driver supply, prompting the companies to offer extra incentives. From a report: Uber on Wednesday said it.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Walnut wants to crack open flexibility for healthcare bills

Healthcare insurance, if you’re lucky to have it, only covers a subset of conditions in the United States. As a result, patients can often get burdened with horror story charges, like huge deductibles, out-of-network costs and expensive co-pays. So.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Gender inequality study shows women under-represented on marketing academic journal boards

Women are significantly underrepresented in the editorial boards of marketing academic journals, and awards and recognition favor men, new research from the University of Bath School of Management has found......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021