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Protein to Control Paralysis Discovered

A parasite that causes schistosomiasis, center, shown in the tissue of its host snail.(OSU)

A naturally occurring protein has been discovered that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the world’s most prevalent parasitic diseases, Oregon State University researchers reported today in a new study. Schistosomiasis is transmitted via flatworms shed by the freshwater snails that serve as the parasite’s non-human host. It’s a potentially life-threatening illness that affects more than ...

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Here’s why breast cancers can become drug resistant

As the case in most cancer cases, breast cancer can also be prevented if detected at an early stage. However, in majority of breast cancer cases developing resistance to drug is nearly inevitable after a certain point of time. Now, a new study by German scientists has shown why it might be so. HER2 membrane is the key element in ...

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Sleeplessness is the Missing Link to Alzheimer’s Disease: UC Study

Scientists from the University of Columbia, Berkeley believe that sleeplessness leads to memory loss as a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories in turn leads to the beta-amyloid protein to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. “Our findings reveal a new pathway through which Alzheimer’s disease may cause memory decline later in life,” said UCB’s ...

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Sticky protein may lead to novel treatment for Parkinson’s

Researchers have found a way to potentially slow the progress of Parkinson’s disease, if not cure it, with a peptide that sticks to the protein that causes the incurable disease. In Parkinson’s disease, a protein called I-synuclein loses shape and stacks together to form long toxic fibrils to kill the brain cells. The new peptide designed by the researchers binds ...

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Protein in Fish can help heal skin wounds faster: Study

A protein found in tilapia fish could heal skin wounds, finds a new study by researchers in China. Applying collagen — a major structural protein in animals — to wounds can help encourage skin to heal faster, said researcher Xiumei Mo from Donghua University in Shanghai. But when the protein dressing comes from mammals such as cows and pigs, it ...

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Researchers Find Protein UCP2 Responsible for Sepsis

A new research found that UCP2, an enhanced level of a protein, induces the creation of fatty acid can lead to sepsis. Sepsis is a leading cause of death for patients in intensive care units. The most common cause of death in patients with sepsis is deterioration of the function of multiple organs. This syndrome has been called the multiple ...

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Indian-Origin Scientists Isolate ‘Smart’ Protein from Nerve Cells, with Huge Future Potential

Sanjay Kumar, an Indian-origin scientist, has succeeded to isolate “smart” material from the protein taken from nerve cells that would usher in a new era into making biological sensors, flow valves and controlled drug release systems. "We created a new class of smart, protein-based materials whose structural principles are inspired by networks found in living cells," said Sanjay Kumar of ...

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This protein can resist weight gain despite high-fat diet

Johannesburg, April 2: Not been able to fight off excess belly fat despite exercise and diet control? High levels of a particular protein can help. Higher levels of Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF for short) that keep body’s systems in balance may help fight the weight gain and health problems caused by high-fat diet. “Our findings show that GDNF ...

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