Saturday, June 25, 2022

Palmitoylation, a new target for anti-cancer drugs — ScienceDaily

Peripheral membrane proteins have the particularity of temporarily binding to cell membranes, a necessary step for them to be able to fulfil their biological function. To do this, certain enzymes that catalyse their lipid...

A better diet helps beat depression in young men — ScienceDaily

Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet, a new study shows. Depression is a common mental health condition that...

Neither is good or bad, they are just not the same, authors say —...

Plant-based meat substitutes taste and chew remarkably similar to real beef, and the 13 items listed on their nutrition labels -- vitamins, fats and protein -- make them seem essentially equivalent. But a Duke University...

New study shows how ‘our’ RNA stably binds to artificial nucleic acids — ScienceDaily

As medical research progresses, traditional treatment protocols are being rapidly exhausted. New approaches to treat diseases that do not respond to conventional drugs are the need of the hour. In search for these approaches,...

A study of melanoma cells explains a puzzling response they exhibit to ward off...

Cancers like melanoma are hard to treat, not least because they have a varied bag of tricks for defeating or evading treatments. A combined research effort by scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science...

Plant-based gummy candy helps vegans and vegetarians get their vitamins — ScienceDaily

Worldwide, millions of people follow vegan and vegetarian diets for religious, ethical, environmental or economic reasons. While these diets have purported health benefits, they can also lack essential nutrients, such as vitamins B12 and...

Men and women of Roman Herculaneum had different diets, new research shows — ScienceDaily

Researchers -- led by the University of York's BioArCh team -- developed a new approach to analyse amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, from 17 adult skeletons found in the aftermath of the...

Study further examines connection between inflammation and heart disease through impact of inflammatory food...

Diets high in red and processed meat, refined grains and sugary beverages, which have been associated with increased inflammation in the body, can increase subsequent risk of heart disease and stroke compared to diets...

Scientists advance the study of fragile digestive organelles by developing strategy to rapidly extract...

The correct functioning of our cells rests upon the precise orchestration of many complex processes and organelles. Lysosomes -- vital cell organelles -- are enzyme-filled subunits found within many animal cells that help break...

Cube-shaped iron-sulfur clusters support multiple bond between iron and nitrogen — ScienceDaily

In a number of biological processes, iron-sulfur clusters play a vital role, where they act as cofactors to enzymes. Research published in Angewandte Chemie now shows that cubic clusters can support unusual bonding states....
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Congratulations UCSF Residency Class of 2022!

The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging would like to thank our outstanding radiology residents for their dedication,...

Can we save more lives if we let resistant bacteria live? — ScienceDaily

Antibiotic resistance is a ticking bomb under public health. WHO predicts that in 2050 more people will die from infections than from cancer --...

New insights on infant word learning — ScienceDaily

A lot is unknown about how infants begin to connect names with objects, a critical skill for later language development. A new study by...