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Molecular & Computational biology Dec 8, 2023

Structure of a central component of the human immune system revealed

A central component of the human immune system, the NLRP3 inflammasome plays an important role in fighting off infections. However, its chronic activation is also implicated in a variety of common diseases, such as Alzheimer's, ...

Bio & Medicine Dec 5, 2023

Using solid-state nanopores and DNA barcoding to identify misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative disorders

A team of chemists, microbiologists and physicists at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. has developed a way to use solid-state nanopores and multiplexed DNA barcoding to identify misfolded proteins such as those involved ...

Cell & Microbiology Nov 24, 2023

Scientists reveal how RNA gets spliced correctly

To carry out all of life's functions, proteins must be produced from instructions carried by genes within DNA and delivered to the cell's protein-making machinery by messenger RNA.

Bio & Medicine Nov 21, 2023

Nano-sized probes reveal how cellular structure responds to pressure

By giving living cells a "nano-poke" and monitoring the resulting changes in the intracellular environment, researchers have gotten their first glimpse of how whole cells respond to external mechanical pressure.

Biochemistry Nov 21, 2023

Coffee grounds may hold key to preventing neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's, affect millions of people in the United States, and the cost of caring for people who live with these conditions adds up to hundreds of billions ...

Bio & Medicine Nov 20, 2023

Using tiny traps to study protein interactions can provide new knowledge about difficult-to-treat diseases

Proteins that form clumps occur in many difficult-to-treat diseases, such as ALS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's. The mechanisms behind how the proteins interact with each other are difficult to study, but now researchers at ...

Plants & Animals Nov 16, 2023

New study reveals that bees cannot taste even lethal levels of pesticides

New research from the University of Oxford has revealed that bumblebees cannot taste pesticides present in nectar, even at lethal concentrations. This means bumblebees are not able to avoid contaminated nectar, putting them ...

Bio & Medicine Nov 15, 2023

Researchers develop novel selenium nanoparticles for managing postmenopausal osteoporosis

As the aging population around the world grows, metabolic diseases like osteoporosis are becoming more prevalent and placing a greater burden on health care systems. Rising to this challenge, a research team led by Prof. ...

Molecular & Computational biology Nov 3, 2023

A comprehensive database for the study of protein aggregation

Researchers at the IBB-UAB have developed the most comprehensive database available to date to help understand the basis of protein aggregation, a phenomenon associated with aging and several pathologies. The new resource, ...

Biochemistry Nov 1, 2023

Chemical process makes peptide acquire structure similar to amyloid plaques found in neurodegenerative diseases

Peptides are biomolecules formed when two or more amino acids that perform key functions in the human organism, such as hormones, neurotransmitters, painkillers and antibiotics, bind together. For this reason, they are much ...

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