Thursday, October 6, 2022

Mutation in key molecules could stop gonorrhea infection, biomedical sciences researchers find — ScienceDaily

Creating a mutation that inhibits how the bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted infection, could offer a new way to prevent and treat the disease, according to researchers in the...

Scientists imbue cells with pathway to make own drugs — ScienceDaily

Thank the rare crested ibis for a clue that could someday help our bodies make better drugs. The species of bird is the only one known to naturally produce an enzyme able to generate a...

New understanding of how the transporter protein cystinosin functions may lead to better treatments...

The rare genetic disease cystinosis is caused by mutations in the gene for a protein called cystinosin. A team of scientists has now solved the structure of cystinosin and determined how mutations interfere with...

Scientists discover novel mechanism that causes rare brain disease — ScienceDaily

A rare but potentially debilitating brain disorder finally has a definitive cause, thanks to research teams working on opposite sides of the globe. A mutation in the gene that manages the transportation out of cells...

Daily multivitamin may improve cognition and possibly protect against decline, study suggests — ScienceDaily

Could taking a daily multivitamin help maintain cognitive health with aging and possibly prevent cognitive decline? According to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, conducted in collaboration with Brigham and Women's...

How starving cancer cells switch food sources — ScienceDaily

Cancer cells often grow in environments that are low in nutrients, and they cope with this challenge by switching their metabolism to using proteins as alternative "food." Building on genetic screens, an international team...

A computational analysis reveals that many repetitive sequences are shared across proteins and are...

About 70 percent of all human proteins include at least one sequence consisting of a single amino acid repeated many times, with a few other amino acids sprinkled in. These "low-complexity regions" are also...

Study calls for change in guidance about eating fish during pregnancy — ScienceDaily

The findings, which drew together analyses on over 4,131 pregnant mothers from the Children of the 90s study in the UK, with similar detailed studies in the Seychelles, are published in NeuroToxicology. Importantly, the researchers...

How a Japanese herbal medicine protects the gut against inflammatory bowel disease — ScienceDaily

Zhengzheng Shi and colleagues at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) in Japan report the effects of a common herbal remedy on colitis, one of two conditions that comprise inflammatory bowel disease...

Completing the micronutrient picture for plant-based milk alternatives — ScienceDaily

Plant-based milk alternatives are an attractive option for people with allergies or intolerances, or who prefer a dairy-free diet. However, because some essential minerals are required to be included on the Nutrition Facts label...
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How the smell of food can enable ‘time travel’ — ScienceDaily

Older people exposed to food flavours from their youth were able to "time travel" back to the past with an enhanced memory of the...

Holy mackerel! Could eating salmon, cod, tuna, herring or sardines keep our brains healthy...

Eating cold-water fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids may preserve brain health and enhance cognition in middle age, new evidence indicates. Having at...

Saliva test could provide early warning for severe COVID cases, finds study — ScienceDaily

Saliva samples could soon be key to predicting the severity of someone's case of Covid-19, allowing hospitals to triage patients effectively, according to new...