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EneMY Coin: one side enhances energy while the other escapes immunity

Protein c-Myc is a major oncogene that is estimated to drive the development of almost 500.000 new cancer cases in the US every year....

Folding the proper action: how insulin get “chaperoned” to find its way out

Insulin is produced in the beta cells of the pancreas. The hormone is produced as a precursor called proinsulin. Insulin needs help acquiring the...

Exploiting leukemia stem cells’ hunger for aminoacids: old notions get new dresses

Most of animal cells rip apart sugar to release energy. Sometimes they rip apart fats, and in special circumstances, cells can even metabolize proteins....

Life quality in coeliac sprue: taking advantage of aminoacids and probiotics

Celiac disease is characterized by an intolerance of gluten, a protein that is widely present in our diet and notably in certain cereals such...

Food diet and heart diseases: reviewing red meat and promoting healthy soy derivatives

Everyone knows that amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. A sub-category, called sulfur amino acids, represented mainly by methionine and cysteine, plays...

Bariatric magic unveiled: it is not the procedure nor the hormones, it’s all on calories

In a bariatric operation, a so-called gastric bypass, a large part of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine are disconnected....

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...

Diabetes: the genetic background finds further validations

According to the German Diabetes Health Report 2018, more than 5.7 million people in Germany suffer from type 2 diabetes. The affected individuals react...

Inflammation, immunity, diet and sleep: who regulates who?

Inflammation, which is the root cause of autoimmune disorders including arthritis, type 1 diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease, has unexpected effects on...

Eating their own corpses: this is how cancer cells escape from chemo drugs

Scientists know that tumors can develop resistance to cancer drugs. According to an overview in the journal Cancers, cancers will often respond to chemotherapy drugs initially. However,...

Vitamins: what they do tell us again these unknown neighbors

Nutrition, lifestyles, behavior and movement are not those of a hundred years ago. We have to accept the concept that our habits are so...

Testosterone and diet: to keep hosing the ground, mind first what you choose on the table

Low testosterone is highly prevalent in the United States, as approximately 500,000 men are diagnosed each year with this hormone deficiency. Testosterone deficiency can...

Ketodiet and health: one week is enough, unless you wanna diet forever

A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99% of calories from fat and only 1% from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term,...

Genetic ataxia: SCAvenging the mutation is far, better to SirTwining with “energy”

Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that causes progressive problems with vision, movement, and balance. Individuals with SCA7 have CAG-polyglutamine...

Microbiota: organo endocrino fino alla fine, con tanto di testosterone

Generalmente gli ormoni sessuali vengono sintetizzati dagli organi riproduttivi maschili e femminili, mentre i glucocorticoidi vengono prodotti dalle ghiandole surrenali. Questo è quello che...

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