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Hormone Could Offer New Biomarker for Predicting Men’s Health

Scientists have discovered that the novel insulin-like peptide hormone, called INSL3, is consistent over long periods of time and is an important early biomarker for prediction of age-linked disease.

Using Egg Whites To Remove Microplastics

Scientists from Princeton Engineering have created a new material using egg whites. The material – an aerogel – can be used to purify water, removing microplastics, with a high efficiency.
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Why Vaccine Responses Vary Between Individuals

A meta-analysis has revealed that the level of inflammatory response before vaccination can predict how well an individual responds to a vaccine.
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Structural Insights Help Us Understand Influenza's Replication

Researchers have solved the structure of the influenza virus' replication machinery, giving structural insights into new potential drug targets and how the virus adapts to different hosts.
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Flavor Compounds Have the Potential To Affect Protein Functions

Compounds used to add flavor to drinks, candies and e-cigarette mixes could affect protein functions by binding and altering their shape.
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Human vs Machine: Who Better Predicts Protein Structure?

A new study has pitted a protein expert against a novel AI program in the latest battle of human vs. machine. The test? To crown the best predictor of successful protein structure.

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Inflammation Increases Expression of Schizophrenia Risk Gene

Researchers report that the levels of protein from a schizophrenia risk gene are elevated in first-episode patients and that inflammation further increases the expression of the gene. 

Lupus Gene May Protect Against Severe COVID-19

A study by King’s College London suggests that genetic predisposition for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may be protective against severe COVID-19 infection. The results are published in the journal PLOS Genetics.
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The Enigma of Plant’s Compact Sperm Is “Demystified”

Researchers have identified the key histone involved in condensing the DNA in flowering plant sperm cells.
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Iron Linked to Chronic Heart Failure in Half of Heart Attack Survivors

A multi-institution study has identified that iron drives the formation of fatty tissue in the heart and leads to chronic heart failure in about fifty percent of heart attack survivors.