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The Type of Sugar You Eat Determines Your Risk for Chronic Disease
The Type of Sugar You Eat Determines Your Risk for Chronic Disease
News   Jan 20, 2017

The type of sugar you eat, and not just the calorie count, may determine your risk for chronic disease. A new study is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function

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Decoding Microbial Metabolism Explains Biofuel Yield
Decoding Microbial Metabolism Explains Biofuel Yield
News   Jan 20, 2017

To unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum to decipher its metabolism. Understanding the bacterium’s sugar-processing complexities may lead to improved biofuel yields.

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Protein Complex Prevents Genome Instability
Protein Complex Prevents Genome Instability
News   Jan 19, 2017

An international collaboration between Osaka University and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Switzerland is investigating the repair process of a serious form of DNA damage, that can lead to instability of genetic material and tumour formation.

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New Method That Should Enhance the Discovery of New Drugs and the Study of Proteins
New Method That Should Enhance the Discovery of New Drugs and the Study of Proteins
News   Jan 19, 2017

A team of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new method that enhances the discovery of new drugs and the study of proteins. The new method enables researchers to quickly find small molecules that bind to hundreds of thousands of proteins in their native cellular environment.

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5-D Protein Fingerprinting' Gives Insights Neurodegenerative Diseases
5-D Protein Fingerprinting' Gives Insights Neurodegenerative Diseases
News   Jan 18, 2017

University of Michigan researchers demonstrate a technique for precise measurement of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid.

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Protein Discovered that Protects Against Fatty Liver
Protein Discovered that Protects Against Fatty Liver
News   Jan 18, 2017

A team of scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and the IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute has revealed the capacity of the CPEB4 protein to prevent fatty liver disease

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New Pathway in the Body That Stimulates Liver Repair Found
New Pathway in the Body That Stimulates Liver Repair Found
News   Jan 18, 2017

A team of Michigan State University researchers, led by James Luyendyk in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has uncovered a new pathway in the body that stimulates liver repair.

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Magnesium Contributes to Protein Switching Mechanism
Magnesium Contributes to Protein Switching Mechanism
News   Jan 17, 2017

Using a combination of infrared spectroscopy and computer simulation, researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have gained new insights into the workings of protein switches.

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Epigenetic Modification Linked to Throat Cancer
Epigenetic Modification Linked to Throat Cancer
News   Jan 17, 2017

Discovery could improve care for around 15% of adult head and neck cancer patients.

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Yeast Programmed to Convert Plant Sugars into Oils
Yeast Programmed to Convert Plant Sugars into Oils
News   Jan 17, 2017

MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make possible the renewable production of high-energy fuels such as diesel

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