Human retinal progenitor cell transplantation to preserve vision


A study in The Journal of Biological Chemistry provides what the authors say is proof of concept that dying photoreceptors can be rescued by cell transplantation.

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Two new studies on oral bacterium that causes lethal heart valve infection


Two back-to-back studies published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry have provided significant insights into virulence of Streptococcus sanguinis, which causes a potentially lethal infection of heart valves.

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Realizing when proteins go bad


In the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, researchers report that changes in two major blood proteins, considered by some scientists to be signs of cardiovascular disease, actually correlate with improper handling and storage.

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A critical lipoprotein receptor reduces metabolic disorders brought on by low testosterone


In a paper in the Journal of Lipid Research, investigators demonstrate that the effects of testosterone on metabolism may be altered by the low-density lipoprotein receptor, a critical protein for the transport of lipid-modified proteins and the regulation of blood cholesterol levels.

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