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Protein Sensor Plays a Key Role in Lung Fibrosis

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered a protein that plays a critical role in clearing collagen from tissue, and which may be a therapeutic target to help prevent fibrosis, scar tissue that interferes with organ function.
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Tardigrade Proteins Capable of Slowing Metabolism in Human Cells

Researchers have new insight into how tardigrades survive extreme conditions and have shown that proteins from the microscopic creatures expressed in human cells can slow down molecular processes.
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Pregnancy Speeds Up Aging, Yet Postpartum Offers Surprising Reversal

New research has shown how pregnancy accelerates biological aging and how the postpartum period reverses this effect.
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Understanding Antibiotic Sensitivity in Gut Microbes

The intricacies of how intestinal bacteria adapt to their environment have yet to be fully explored. Researchers have identified a small ribonucleic acid (sRNA) that affects the susceptibility of a gut pathogen to specific antibiotics.
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Early Intervention Post-Seizure May Prevent Long-Term Epilepsy

According to research, an experimental treatment can prevent long-term changes to neurons seen in epilepsy if provided within the first two days after the first seizure.
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Innovative Platform for Targeting Protein Stability in Disease Treatment

Using a newly created platform, researchers have interrogated the entire human proteome for "effector" proteins, which can influence the stability of other proteins via induced proximity. The scientists were able to identify many new effectors with possible therapeutic uses.
Histology of ovaries from healthy mice vs. mice without Usp7 gene.
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Researchers Uncover Protein Networks in Female Mouse Reproduction

Scientists have found that while a protein called FOXL2 plays a role in embryonic development, it regulates the activity of many more genes after birth.
Accumulation of "junk proteins": normal cells (left) and cells subjected to the effect of the toxic arginine-rich protein (right). In the latter, ribosomal proteins (green fluorescent) and the size of nucleoli (red) are increased.
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“Junk Proteins” Associated With Cause of Aging and ALS Progression

CNIO researchers provide a new hypothesis to understand the origin of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. It would be triggered by a similar problem to that occurring in a group of rare diseases called ribosomopathies.
Prototype of the ExoArc system.
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New Device Rapidly Isolates Blood Plasma for Diagnostics and Precision Medicine

Scientists have developed a coin-sized chip that can directly isolate blood plasma from a tube of blood in just 30 minutes, which is more convenient and user-friendly as compared to the current gold standard, multi-step centrifugation process.
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Microgravity Triggers Change in Human Gene Expression Rhythms

Simulated effects of microgravity, created by 60 days of constant bed rest, severely disrupts rhythmic gene expression in humans, according to a new study from the University of Surrey.
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