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Fighting cancer, aging and neurotroubles: a tale of aminoacids, enzymes and inhibitors

Investigating an enzyme that stops cells from dividing could be a fruitful avenue for research into how to slow aging and treat aging-related diseases....

Metabokilling resistant leukemia: the old avenue with its alleys has not be forgotten after all

Leukemia is a group of blood cancers that results in excess amounts of white blood cells. There are both chronic forms of leukemia that...

How heme gets the reins on blood coagulation: A PC of sequence needs to bind it

Von Goethe had his Mephistopheles say "Blood is a juice of very special kind". And not wrongly, since miesteries keep coming out. The hemoglobin...

Pancreatitis: genetics lies beneath for the environment and choices to work

Pancreatitis is a disease that causes the pancreas to become inflamed, triggering severe abdominal pain. Long-term pancreatitis can cause the organ to stop functioning...

Biological properties of milk: beyond the “boring” vitamins and calcium…

Milk is the first food for man and, for its nutritional characteristics (including those of its derivatives), it is confirmed as one of the...

Bitter expectances from sweet “oses”: how to take advantage over a cancer mutation

Like any cells in the body, cancer cells need sugar ­– namely glucose – to fuel cell proliferation and growth. Cancer cells in particular...

Psoriasis and arthritis in sequence: how PAR1 receptor drives inflammation from surface to the bone

Psoriasis is characterized by red, scaly patches that are itchy and painful; it is chronic, incurable and affects 2% to 3% of the population...

Toxic platforms to hit cancer at the core: diphteria gives the example by breaking decay

A group of researchers from University of Toronto Engineering and SickKids Hospital have developed a new way to deliver molecules that target specific genes...

Halos on cell life: bromine as pivotal regulator for brain glands and basal kidney structures

The presence and role of bromine in the human body has always been controversial. Belonging to the group of halogens together with chlorine, fluorine...

Autoimmunity get tagged: A 20 ubiquitin chain to put a brake on the inflammatory burst

Inflammatory autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, psoriasis, and multiple sclerosis are amongst the most common diseases. Their prevalence has been...

Polyamines and heart disease: foul enemy need fouler defyier

In an amusing but amazing turnaround, it seems the most foul-smelling compound on earth, called putrescine, could help relieve chronic inflammation, most importantly in...

ALS gene therapy: viral vector trying to SOD 1 right message to motorneurons

Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) hits over 5000 Americans each year, and about 30,000 people in the US have this disease...

Green tea: the light, ancient, healthy drink now as possibility against TBC

An antioxidant found in the green tea plant could become key to tackling tuberculosis one day, a team of international scientists led by Nanyang...

Osteoporosis and nutrition: boring calcium out, noble selenium on the scavenging

Throughout life, the body continuously breaks down bone, reabsorbs it, and remakes it. In osteoporosis, the reforming of bone cannot keep up with the rate...

Hereditary spastic paraplegia: membrane lipid synthesis in the brain as next causal “new entry”

Hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSP) is a general term for a group of hereditary degenerative neurological disorders that affect the upper spinal motor neurons, leading...

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