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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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LATE Recognized as a Disease Entity, Symptoms Similar to Alzheimer's
News   May 01, 2019

A recently recognized brain disorder that mimics clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease has for the first time been defined with recommended diagnostic criteria and other guidelines for advancing and catalyzing future research.

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Brain Proteins Are a Moving Target
News   May 01, 2019

Surprisingly complex movements in an important neurotransmitter receptor may help explain the brain’s unpredictable response to drugs, according to a new study. New research from an international team, published this week in the journal Neuron, has revealed that the resting state of signaling proteins are much more dynamic than previously thought.

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Cell's "Executioner Switch" Actions Detailed
News   Apr 29, 2019

Structural biologists have discovered how the cell switches on an executioner mechanism called "necroptosis" that induces damaged or infected cells to commit suicide to protect the body.

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