“Mini-Proteins” Block Amyloid Aggregation in Animal Models
Many cell- and neurodegenerative diseases are linked to the formation of toxic protein aggregates. Researchers have developed “mini-proteins” that are able to bind the proteins that form amyloids and prevent their aggregation into cytotoxic amyloids.
Biomarkers That Predict Preeclampsia Risk Identified
The ratio of two placental proteins can predict which women are at risk of developing preeclampsia with over 90% accuracy, reports new research from Cedars-Sinai.
New Biomarker Could Enable Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers have now identified a biomarker that could help physicians diagnose AD earlier, as a patient transitions into mild cognitive impairment.
Novel “Branched” Lipid Created for mRNA Delivery
A novel branched, ionizable lipid has been created by researchers to increase the efficiency of mRNA delivery by lipid nanoparticles.
New Technique Maps the Development and Spread of Breast Cancers
A new study shows how it is now possible to map tumor development, combining the cancer cells’ genetic information, the surrounding cell types and how they interact with their environment over time.
Holy Grail Achieved in Edible Oil-Producing Crops
Scientists have successfully bioengineered an important protein in plants to increase the yield of oil from their fruits and seeds – a holy grail for the global agri-food industry.
Unusual Bone-Eating TB Resembles an Ancient Form
Researchers have uncovered why some strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis spread beyond the lungs to the bone.
Unexpected Homolog of a Well-Known Human Protein Discovered in Transparent Worms
Researchers have identified a homolog of the human protein Nucleolin, which is associated with neurodegenerative disease and cancer, in C. elegans.
RNA Markers Can Predict Recurrence in Breast Cancer Patients
According to a study, microRNA can be used as a biomarker to predict which patients are likely to face breast cancer recurrence and mortality.
Endurance Sports May Help Restore Insulin Sensitivity
If the brain no longer responds correctly to the hormone insulin (insulin resistance), this impacts metabolism and the regulation of eating behavior. A recent study shows that as little as eight weeks of exercise can help restore the brain's insulin sensitivity in severely overweight adults.