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2013-10-01 15:33:50

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made a discovery that, if replicated in humans, suggests a shortage of zinc may contribute to diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which have been linked to defective proteins clumping together in the brain. With proteins, shape is everything. The correct shape allows some proteins to ferry atoms or molecules about a cell, others to provide essential cellular scaffolding or identify invading bacteria for attack. When proteins...

Naked Mole Rat Longevity Perfect Proteins
2013-10-01 08:41:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Rochester believe they have discovered the secret behind the longevity of the world’s longest-lived rodent: the creatures produce better protein than other members of their order. Naked mole rats, which typically live approximately 30 years and tend to remain healthy until their final days, possess a unique mechanism for building proteins, according to a recently-published study from research...

2013-09-24 11:16:51

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of nearly 6,900 organisms, but they know the functions of only about half of the protein-coding genes thus far discovered. Now a multidisciplinary effort involving 15 scientists from three institutions has begun chipping away at this mystery – in a big way. Their work to identify the function of one bacterial protein and the biochemical pathway in which it operates will also help identify the functions of hundreds of other proteins. A report of their...

2013-09-24 10:31:16

Blood samples still the gold standard Researchers have determined that fingerstick cardiac troponin I assay testing using thepoint-of-care i-STAT device is not accurate enough to determine the exact troponin level without the application of a corrective term. The study was funded by the Department of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center and was published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. The study was conducted by Devin Loewenstein, BS, Christine Stake,...

Macular Degeneration Treatment Hope
2013-09-15 04:15:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, medical researchers at the University of North Carolina are developing a promising new treatment for macular degeneration. Based on experiments with laboratory mice, a group of drugs known as MDM2 inhibitors proved exceedingly effective at mitigating the abnormal blood vessels responsible for the vision loss linked to the disease. “We believe we may have...

2013-09-14 23:02:10

Diet Doc’s weight loss supplements are specially formulated to control patients’ appetites, which makes following a high protein diet and eating low fat foods easy and craving-free. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 With advances in science and medical understanding have come fat burning programs like the Paleo high protein diet that eliminates carbohydrates and replaces those meal options with low fat foods that are high in protein. When Diet Doc created their diet plans,...

2013-09-12 11:28:15

New methodology provides better understanding of factors causing Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome, proves utility for studying other diseases The first proteomic analysis of an animal model of a rare, sometimes deadly birth defect, Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (SLOS), has revealed that the molecular mechanisms that cause it are more complex than previously understood. SLOS involves multiple neurosensory and cognitive abnormalities, mental and physical disabilities, including those affecting vision...


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