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Aswathy Rai
Aug. 9, 2022
A lab at the University of Illinois Chicago develops site-specific tools to probe the cellular function of cholesterol.
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600 flavors of home
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600 flavors of home

July 27, 2022

Former molecular biologist Tapiwa Guzha sells bespoke ice creams with a mission at a café in Cape Town.

From the journals: JLR
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From the journals: JLR

July 26, 2022

Great strides in lipidomics. How oxysterols affect immunity. When lipid profile meets lipoprotein metabolism. Read about these papers recently published in the Journal of Lipid Research.

Mitochondria and the origin of eukaryotes
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Mitochondria and the origin of eukaryotes

July 23, 2022

Were the powerhouse organelles a driving force or a late addition in the evolution of more complex cells like ours?

As pharma loses interest in new antibiotics, infections grow stronger
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As pharma loses interest in new antibiotics, infections grow stronger

July 22, 2022

CDC reports that infections unfazed by oral antibiotics expanded their range during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expansion microscopy ‘grows’ samples larger for super-resolution imaging
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Expansion microscopy ‘grows’ samples larger for super-resolution imaging

July 20, 2022

One of the pros of working in ExM is that samples can be preserved and used again and again as long as the specimen doesn’t dry out.

From the journals: MCP
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From the journals: MCP

July 19, 2022

The long-term effects of limited oxygen in utero. How Alzheimer’s disease changes global proteome turnover. Spatial proteomics offer HIV-1 mechanism insights.

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Did gonorrhea give us grandparents?

UC San Diego researchers track evolution of gene variant that supports cognitive health in older humans but may have first emerged to protect against bacteria.
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Study: Viruses can change your scent to make you more attractive to mosquitoes
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Study: Viruses can change your scent to make you more attractive to mosquitoes

July 16, 2022

Research in mice shows this leads to more bites that allow a virus to spread.

New drug shows promise against Toxoplasmosis
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New drug shows promise against Toxoplasmosis

July 15, 2022

University of Kentucky-led collaboration yields an enzyme inhibitor that targets the cyst form of the parasite.

‘N*Gen’ brings science to TV sets in Africa
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‘N*Gen’ brings science to TV sets in Africa

July 12, 2022

After the pandemic closed schools in Uganda and around the world, this educational show was created organically from conversations with teachers, science experts and children.

From the journals: JBC
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From the journals: JBC

July 12, 2022

Life-or-death mitochondrial quality control. A novel pathway for DNA mismatch repair. The role of a key player enzyme in cell survival.

Proteases implicated in ulcerative colitis
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Proteases implicated in ulcerative colitis

July 7, 2022

“What proteins are these gut bacteria making in disease conditions, and how are these interacting with the human body?” Dennis Wolan asks.

Stem cells: Nefarious escape artists of a rare disease
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Stem cells: Nefarious escape artists of a rare disease

July 5, 2022

In mice, a mutant Niemann-Pick protein causes stem cells to escape the bone marrow and invade the spleen. The resulting enlarged spleen can be life-threatening.

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