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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:24:37 EDT
Our intestinal microbiome influences metabolism -- through the immune system
The innate immune system, our first line of defense against bacterial infection, has a side job that's equally important: fine-tuning our metabolism.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:10:08 EDT
Caffeine from four cups of coffee protects the heart with the help of mitochondria
A new study shows that a caffeine concentration equivalent to four cups of coffee promotes the movement of a regulatory protein into mitochondria, enhancing their function and protecting cardiovascular cells from damage.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:20:01 EDT
DNA enzyme shuffles cell membranes a thousand times faster than its natural counterpart
A new synthetic enzyme, crafted from DNA rather than protein, flips lipid molecules within the cell membrane, triggering a signal pathway that could be harnessed to induce cell death in cancer cells. This is the first such synthetic enzyme to outperform its natural counterpart -- and it does so by three orders of magnitude.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:09:51 EDT
The world's tiniest first responders
Amid the rise of CRISPR and genome editing, scientists are still learning more about DNA repair and its significance in aging and diseases such as cancer.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:01:50 EDT
Compound made inside human body stops viruses from replicating
A team of researchers has identified the mode of action of viperin, a naturally occurring enzyme in humans and other mammals that is known to have antiviral effects on viruses such as West Nile, hepatitis C, rabies, and HIV. This discovery could allow researchers to develop a drug that could act as a broad-spectrum therapy for a range of viruses, including Zika.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:01:32 EDT
The cells that control the formation of fat
A study has revealed a new cell type that resides in the body's fat depots where it can actively suppress fat cell formation. This discovery was made using single-cell transcriptomics and opens entirely new avenues to combat obesity and related diseases such as diabetes.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:16 EDT
Encrypted messages in biological processes
RNA modifications can encrypt the RNA code and are responsible for a very sophisticated control of RNA function. A research team has shown that modified RNA bases have a great impact on the dynamics of gene expression from DNA to functional RNA. The study yields important new insight into how the basis of RNA modifications can affect the function of mature RNA molecules.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:59:21 EDT
Fetal T cells are first responders to infection in adults
Researchers have discovered there is a division of labor among immune cells that fight invading pathogens in the body.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:47:34 EDT
Encrypted messages in biological processes
RNA modifications can encrypt the RNA code and are responsible for a very sophisticated control of RNA function. A new study shows that modified RNA bases have a great impact on the dynamics of gene expression from DNA to functional RNA.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:42:08 EDT
Blue gene regulation helps plants respond properly to light
Researchers have discovered a process through which gene expression in plants is regulated by light. The study found that blue light triggers a shift in which portion of a gene is ultimately expressed.
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