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Fooling the Metabolism for Better Health
News   May 08, 2019

Blocking the action of an enzyme involved in protein digestion may improve metabolic health, according to a new study.

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Bacteria’s Secret Signaling System Opens Doors for Antibiotic Therapy
News   May 08, 2019

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown signaling pathway that regulates surface proteins on bacteria that can lead to new targets for antibiotics.

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Pilot Study Finds Cherries a Sweet Solution for Lowering Blood Pressure
News   May 08, 2019

Montmorency tart cherries reduced systolic blood pressure, insulin levels and insulin concentrations in adults with metabolic syndrome participating in a small pilot study.

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Challenging Metabolism May Help Fight Disease
News   May 08, 2019

Researchers have looked at how immune system cells, which are essential to fighting infection and preventing diseases like cancer, use their metabolic pathways when they are activated in the laboratory.

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A Glass of Soya a Day to Keep High Cholesterol at Bay?
News   May 07, 2019

Soy protein has the ability to lower cholesterol by a small but significant amount, suggests a new study.

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How Do Some Patients Naturally Control HIV?
News   May 03, 2019

Researchers have used a novel approach to identify specific amino acids in the protein structure of HIV that appear critical to the ability of the virus to function and replicate.

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Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Identified
News   May 03, 2019

People suffering from a debilitating and often discounted disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome may soon have something they’ve been seeking for decades: scientific proof of their ailment.

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Alzheimer's is a "Double-prion Disorder"
News   May 02, 2019

Two proteins central to the pathology of Alzheimer's disease act as prions -- misshapen proteins that spread through tissue like an infection by forcing normal proteins to adopt the same misfolded shape -- according to new UC San Francisco research.

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Can We Stop the “Energy Engines” of Cancer?
News   May 02, 2019

Researchers have used the powerful tool of cryo-electron microscopy to determine the mechanism regulating the energy engines of cancer.

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Unlocking “Fast Burning” Fat Cells May Help Weight Loss
News   May 01, 2019

Researchers have discovered differences in fat cells that could potentially identify people predisposed to metabolic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular and fatty liver disease.

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