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Health Observance
Caleigh Findley
March 01, 2021
In the U.S., about 2.8 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually. Learn about recent research on TBI-related dementia, dysfunctional mitochondria and other work powering the march toward better therapies.
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In mice, a mother's love comes from the gut
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In mice, a mother's love comes from the gut

February 20, 2021

Scientists from the Salk Institute report a new influence on maternal behavior arising from an unexpected source.

From the journals: MCP
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From the journals: MCP

February 18, 2021

Using sugars to detect cancer. Creating a tool to understand protein modification. Learning how a multimer behaves in sepsis. Read about recent papers in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics on these topics.

Understanding the protein defects that cause Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease
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Understanding the protein defects that cause Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease

February 17, 2021

Researchers at Vanderbilt University discover a correlation between cell levels of PMP22 and its misfolding in this inherited neuromuscular disorder.

Transport of O-palmitoleated Wnts: Where does the lipid go?
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Transport of O-palmitoleated Wnts: Where does the lipid go?

February 16, 2021

These ligands are secreted to the cell membrane bound to their dedicated transporter. The authors describe the structure of this complex with the essential lipid.

Gene screenings hold disease clues, but unexplained anomalies often raise fears
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Gene screenings hold disease clues, but unexplained anomalies often raise fears

February 14, 2021

When doctors offer multiple-gene panel tests to patients at risk for diseases such as cancer, a variant that hasn’t yet been deciphered might raise concerns with no answers.

It’s just data: Women in biological chemistry
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It’s just data: Women in biological chemistry

February 11, 2021

To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we look at Johns Hopkins biophysics professor Karen Fleming’s data-driven approach to studying gender equity

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The evolution of proteins from mysteries to medicines

An essay in observance of National Protein Day.
The evolution of proteins from mysteries to medicines

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From the journals: JLR
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From the journals: JLR

February 09, 2021

How does gastric bypass affect microRNA production? How does adiponectin fight fatty plaques? How is ceramide concentration sensed in cilia? Recent papers in the Journal of Lipid Research address these questions.

A brief history of the periodic table
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A brief history of the periodic table

February 07, 2021

Feb. 7 is Periodic Table Day. Scientists puzzled for many years how to organize the elements of matter.

From the journals: JBC
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From the journals: JBC

February 04, 2021

Solving ChIP-Seq challenges. PAK-1 and cell proliferation. RNA rescue by Ataxin-2. Read about recent papers in the Journal of Biological Chemistry on these and other topics.

Vision health depends on critical fat intake
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Vision health depends on critical fat intake

February 02, 2021

An international research team tests how much omega-3 fatty acid, and what kind, is optimal to stave off age-related macular degeneration. Their work was published in the Journal of Lipid Research.

Celebrating the Protein Data Bank
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Celebrating the Protein Data Bank

February 02, 2021

A two-day virtual event will highlight the science preserved within and enabled by the resource over the past 50 years. We talked to PDB co-founder Helen Berman about what attendees can expect.

The scent of sickness
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The scent of sickness

January 31, 2021

Research scientist Glen Golden, who has trained dogs and ferrets to detect avian flu in birds, explains why certain animals are well suited to sniff out sickness.

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