Researchers developed a system that converts amino acids in a protein to audible music. The goal is to allow scientists to enable new insights about protein structures and create variations of proteins that have never been observed in nature.
June 28, 2019
Is this the key to immortality? Humans have been searching for the secret to eternal youth since time immemorial and new research reveals that the answer may lie in the blood of the young.
Animals June 17, 2019
Adam Cohen got the inspiration for his study from a 2010 experiment made by researchers from MIT. The experiment involved an organism with a special protein that was only discovered in the 1980s in the Dead Sea.
Neuroscience May 3, 2019
Are you willing to try maggots, larvae, and other insects in your food? Australian scientist said that it's time for humans needs to open their minds to alternative protein sources.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2019
Researchers were able to discover a blood-based screen that could potentially lead to non-invasive screening techniques for colon cancer. The discovery showed promise for better patient compliance and prevention of disease overtreatment due to complex diagnostic processes.
Public Health April 9, 2019
Eating cottage cheese before bedtime should be integrated into everyone's diet. A new study found that cottage cheese and, possibly, whole foods in general aid in weight loss and overall health.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 31, 2018
A new study found that fat alone causes the worst long-term weight gain. Even carbohydrates with 30 percent sugar and carbohydrates combined with fat were found to not have as much of an impact as fat alone.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 16, 2018
A team of researchers from Sweden claimed to have found the reason why some are addicted to alcohol. The team suggested that the low levels of protein in the brain is the reason why alcoholics can't quit.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2018
Think high-protein foods are good for you? Think again. A new study claims that too much of them may lead to increased risks of heart failure.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2018
A research team presented to the European Society of Cardiology a study that focused on heart failure patients. The team found that older adults who consumed higher amounts of protein could live longer.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018
Researchers from the University of Toronto have created a new device that heals deep wounds in two minutes. The device is considered to be a better alternative than the regular procedure for treating severe wounds.
Biotech May 7, 2018
Scientists were able to successfully remove apoE4, a gene that caused Alzheimer's disease, from the human brain. The research might be science's best shot at finding the elusive cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Medicine April 11, 2018
Fossils of the Zuul Crurivastator, an ankylosaur dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous period, were found to have preserved soft tissues. How does this make the specimen a rare find?
Animals May 11, 2017
Water bears can endure being dried up for up to a decade or even longer. A new study finds that they maintain special genes encoding for disordered proteins to help them survive extreme desiccation or near 100 percent water loss.
Animals March 16, 2017
A new tool that maps out interactions between RNA and DNA molecules has been developed. MARGI works by providing a full account of RNA molecules that interact with DNA and their locations in bulk.
Biotech February 27, 2017
According to a new study, glucose disables an enzyme that resists Alzheimer's disease. The new finding will help in devising a new approach to finding a cure for Alzheimer's.
Public Health February 24, 2017
Scientists have found ancient collagen and other iron-rich proteins in the bones of a Jurassic-era dinosaur. What helped preserve the soft tissue for nearly 200 million years?
Animals January 31, 2017
A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis says a synthetic molecule can reverse neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, by inhibiting the production of tau protein tangles.
Neuroscience January 27, 2017
By aligning both natural and man-made bases in the genetic code of single-celled bacteria, biologists at the Scripps Research Institute led by Floyd Romesberg developed the first ever stable semi-synthetic organism.
Biotech January 26, 2017
According to a new study, low blood levels of protein could affect kidney functions in an adverse manner. The presence of the soluble klotho protein in high amounts, however, may aid in safeguarding the organ.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017
How do male fireflies attract mates? They present 'wedding gifts,' the contents of which have been analyzed for the first time by researchers from Tufts Univeristy and MIT.
Animals December 28, 2016
The important role of gravity in the growth of plants has been amply demonstrated in the changes noticed in cucumber grown at the space station. Japanese researchers who examined seedlings germinated at the International Space Station drew many conclusions as ISS is known for microgravity conditions.
Space December 27, 2016
A new imaging technique helping to see proteins in live motion has been developed. Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center made this stride by applying electric field pulses and X-ray beams on the protein strands.
Biotech December 20, 2016
Eating meat is one of the easiest ways to fulfill protein requirements for the day. However, researchers have found that women who ate too much protein had low insulin sensitivity, negating the diabetes benefits gleaned from weight loss.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 13, 2016
A protective protein called Dsup appears to protect the DNA of water bears from extreme conditions. Also known as tardigrades, these aquatic animals can survive intense temperatures and deadly levels of radiation.
Animals September 21, 2016
Criminal investigators may soon use protein present in hair to capture perpetrators of crime. What makes hair protein analysis different from DNA profiling and how does it work?
Material Science September 12, 2016
High intake of animal protein such as eggs, meat or dairy is bad for the health and may increase risk of death, a new study has revealed. However, eating plant protein may help reduce the risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 1, 2016
The fossil of an extinct giant beaver species, which has been sitting for about 170 years in a New York museum, lends new insight into the study of ancient proteins called paleoproteomics. Learn why this young discipline matters.
Animals June 19, 2016
Brain scans reveal that tau protein is a better marker for Alzheimer's disease. By developing an imaging agent, experts were able to detect these proteins in brain scans and provide more valuable information than amyloid plaques alone.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2016
Scientists have tracked protein reaction to light, deemed the first real-time snapshots of ultra-fast reactions in a bacterial light sensor. This is seen to help us better understand life-sustaining processes such as human vision.
Energy May 8, 2016
In an amazing discovery, plants might just be capable of forming memories, suggests a biologist from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Massachusetts. A prion-like protein discovered in a plant might be responsible for its memory-making capability.
Earth/Environment April 30, 2016
A protein therapy was found to reverse Alzheimer's symptoms in mice. Researchers hope they can apply their work to humans plagued with the debilitating condition.
Life April 20, 2016
An international team of scientists identified a key protein that can potentially reverse a deadly heart condition. The findings raise hopes for the development of newer treatments.
Life March 31, 2016
UK researchers developed a so-called germ trap with a virus capture rate of over 99 percent. The technology is believed to be an affordable product in the future that can be incorporated in filters of masks and air filtration systems.
Life March 22, 2016
A new study has found that a high-protein diet may increase feelings of fullness and therefore potentially help in weight loss. Remember, though, that protein is not a magic bullet for losing all the excess pounds.
Life March 5, 2016
Early detection of Alzheimer's disease is vital to the treatment of patients. A new study revealed that PET scans may be an effective tool in detecting early signs of the neurodegenerative disease.
Life March 4, 2016
When a virus enters the body, the immune system acts to fight it. Researchers found that influenza can cheat the body's protective mechanism and go undetected.
Life February 26, 2016
A new study has found the 'holy grail' of losing fat and gaining weight. The process is gruelling but with disciplined weeks of correct diet and intense exercise, it can be done.
Life January 30, 2016
Researchers found that a protein that fights viral infection also triggers cancer. The protein called APOBEC is said to take advantage during the weak parts of the DNA replication process, thus causing mutations.
Life January 26, 2016
Researchers have created a blueprint of protein associated with heat detection and pain. Findings can lead to better designed drugs, which target these receptors that could treat chronic pain in people.
Life January 19, 2016
Chinese scientists discovered tiny, protein-based biological compasses in fruit flies that also appear in pigeon, rat, whale, butterfly and human cells. They said these rod-like compasses make animals' magnetic sensing possible.
Animals November 17, 2015
Researchers at Columbia University in New York have discovered that individuals who follow the Mediterranean diet benefit from better protection against degenerative brain diseases. Here are four simple and easy-to-prepare dishes to start off a Mediterranean diet.
Life October 23, 2015
Ice cream cones may cool down the heat but with the messy way of eating it, people tend to get all the more frustrated. Now, a team of scientists was able to find a way to create slow-melting ice cream through the help of the most unconventional ingredient: bacteria.
August 31, 2015
Scientists discovered a single molecular event that may shed light on why humans are the smartest among the rest of those in the animal world. The process called alternative splicing (AS) leads to the creation of many proteins in the brain from one single cell.
Life August 24, 2015
Experts at the Oregon State University originally planned to grow high-quality abalone by feeding it with a new strain of algae. However, a business professor saw the potential of the patented seaweed as a superfood that surprisingly tastes like bacon.
Life July 15, 2015