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Science and culture sharing knowledge: does bread really make you fat?

The Mediterranean diet has always been valued for its health properties. The characteristics of the Mediterranean diet are the following: high consumption of olive...

Peanut allergy: facts, data and solutions under consideration

Peanut butter is a food that should not be lacking in the pantry of every home in the United States of America and certain...

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...

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...

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...

Eye disease like chips dialogue: RAM stays on the core, ROM looks peripherin’

Two diagnoses you never want to hear from the eye doctor are macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. Both are genetic disorders that can cause...

Cancer: it resist dying while breathing low, and when the time comes “it sees the light”

Areas of solid tumors that have limited access to oxygen, a condition called hypoxia, are highly resilient against chemo and radiation therapy. For years,...

To sickle the red fibers: efficiency seems a key factor

Sickle cell disease is an inherited lifelong disorder that causes problems in the protein within red blood cells, called hemoglobin. The hemoglobin molecules carry...

Stem cell technology: tropoelastin’ the niche for better growth

Stem cells are vital for therapeutic treatments to repair and build human tissue like bone marrow, skin and muscles. Stem cells are increasingly being...

Lung fibrosis: “scar” is the problem for a condition with “scarce” options

In lung fibrosis, lung tissue thickens, stiffens and scars. It can no longer function normally. That's why people with lung fibrosis have difficulty breathing....

cBIN1: the marker that could “set the score” for the heart

A team led by a Cedars-Sinai physician-scientist has discovered a biomarker - a protein found in the blood - for the most common type...

Tregs on duty: solved how TGF is “GRAPped” in trap

Belgian research groups from the UCLouvain and WELBIO, VIB and Ghent University, and the biotechnology company Argenx elucidated the three-dimensional structure of an assembly...

Gene therapy: would ALS and SMA be the next candidates?

Spinal muscular atrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are two devastating neurological conditions with the common pathological sign of motor neuron degeneration, which eventually leads...

Memory plots: an hidden broker, an hormone beyond suspicion

The problem of memory loss motivates researchers to try to better understand how the brain works, how memories are consolidated and how and why...

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