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Identifying a Sticky Culprit
News   May 20, 2019

In a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Colorado Denver and Binghamton University are the first to map the molecular structure and dynamics of an aggressive protein modification that spurs on Alzheimer's disease.

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Timing Is Key in Cell Protein Production
News   May 20, 2019

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered how genes create proteins in research which could aid the development of treatments for human diseases.

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Surprising Role for Protein in Tuning Human Skin Color
News   May 17, 2019

Researchers have found that opsin 3 -- a protein closely related to rhodopsin, the protein that enables low-light vision -- has a role in adjusting the amount of pigment produced in human skin, a determinant of skin color.

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How the Pursuit for Carbs Changed Mammals’ Genes
News   May 15, 2019

A new study is providing insight into how the pursuit of starch may have driven evolutionary adaptations in these and other hungry mammals.

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“Metabolic Fingerprint” Could Help Treat, Diagnose and Prevent Cervical Cancer
News   May 15, 2019

Researchers at the University of Arizona have completed the first-of-its-kind study that could aid in the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cervical cancer by identifying cervicovaginal metabolic signatures, or "fingerprints" that distinguish patients with HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer.

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A Closer Look at How the Brain Controls Food Intake
News   May 14, 2019

Regardless of how much you exercise or how balanced your diet is, controlling your weight is more brain-related than you might have thought. In a recent study, researchers show for the first time in mice that the acyl-CoA-binding protein, or ACBP, has a direct influence on the neurons that allow rodents and humans to maintain a healthy weight.

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Nanotubes Pave the Way for Huntington Protein
News   May 13, 2019

A toxic protein linked to Huntington's disease can move from neuron to neuron through a nanotube tunnel whose construction is initiated by a protein called Rhes, say scientists.

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Tiny Variations in a Liver Cell Protein Affect Hep C Virus Replication
News   May 13, 2019

Small differences in a liver cell protein have significant impacts on hepatitis C virus replication in mice and humans, findings that could facilitate the development of a mouse model of the infection.

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"Hunger Hormone" May Mediate a Detrimental Effect of Chronic Stress on Fertility
News   May 10, 2019

Researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic stress and reproductive problems, in a pre-clinical study that shines the spotlight on a hunger-triggering hormone.

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For Plant Cell Differentiation, It’s All About Location
News   May 10, 2019

Research shows that although they undergo orderly division during growth, the fate of plant cells is often determined by their location in the growing plant rather than how they started out.

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