Cells’ Mitochondria Work Much Like Tesla Battery PacksNews
UCLA researchers have shown that mitochondria are made up of many individual bioelectric units that generate energy in an array, similar to a Tesla electric car battery that packs thousands of battery cells to manage energy safely and provide fast access to very high current.
Personalized Immunotherapy Refined by Mass Spec-Machine Learning PairingNews
A combination of mass spectrometry and a novel computational tool is more accurately identifying the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which stimulate and orchestrate the immune response to tumors and infectious agents.READ MORE
How Do Empty Spaces Make a Protein Unstable?News
Partial unfolding of proteins may affect their stability and is a challenge in the industry. So how does a cavity destabilize a protein? Would such a cavity be empty? These are questions that researchers from Aarhus University answer in a new study.READ MORE
Device Identifies Airborne Hazards RapidlyNews
Scientists have developed a portable device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. The device is suitable for rapid deployment to identify airborne hazards from tiny gas molecules like sulfur dioxide to large molecules like benzene.
New research in mice has shown that the effects of maternal obesity can pass across generations to offspring, accelerating the rate of aging and metabolic problems.READ MORE
APOE-Activated Microglia Could Form Link Between Tau Tangles and Neurodegeneration, Suggests Mouse StudyNews Oct 11, 2019
Tangles of a protein called tau can be found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. A new study has found that brain immune cells called microglia form the crucial link between protein clumping and brain damage. The research shows that eliminating such cells cuts tau-linked brain damage in mice - showing a way forward for studies in humans.READ MORE
Consumers are urged to favor products containing plastics recycled from electronic waste. Philips and Whirlpool are leading the way and most consumers see no difference in quality, appearance, or performance.READ MORE
Using computing techniques, researchers have reduced the time needed to assess a cancer patient’s suitability for clinical trials from 14 to four days.READ MORE
Researchers have identified a compound in human breast milk that fights infections by harmful bacteria while allowing beneficial bacteria to thrive. Future research will determine if the compound could be a beneficial additive to cow’s milk and infant formula.READ MORE
Two new grants will support interdisciplinary teams to better understand and manage metastasis of melanoma and other types of cancer.READ MORE
A study published today in the journal Stem Cell Reports suggests that a combination of two clinically approved drugs – Viagra and Plerixafor – efficiently and rapidly mobilizes blood stem cells from the bone marrow into the bloodstream in a mouse model. This combination therapy may offer a new approach for bone marrow transplants in humans.
The Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award honors the phenomenal contributions of Dr. Rosalind Franklin to the field of genetics by providing two young, female geneticists a cash prize of $75,000 to fund their research.READ MORE