Tag: proteins

Innovation, Research

Study finds that proteins may predict who will get dementia in 10 years based on blood samples

February 12, 2024

Via: Fox News

A study of frozen blood samples has turned up a trove of proteins that may predict several forms of dementia more than 10 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers from the U.K. and China reported on Monday. The study, […]


The future of healthcare is in proteomics

October 24, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Imagine a future where a healthcare provider is armed with insight into their patient’s current and future health outlook, all from one blood sample. This can become reality when we combine proteomic tests with existing care plans in the clinical […]

Innovation, Research

Blueprint for proteins: How mRNA gets its final shape

February 21, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Proteins need to interact in a complex manner for a so-called “messenger RNA” (mRNA) to be created in human cells from a precursor molecule. mRNA provides a blueprint for proteins; the first vaccines against the coronavirus are also based on […]

Innovation, Research

MIND diet may benefit older adults, research shows

September 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Aging takes a toll on the body and on the mind. For example, the tissue of aging human brains sometimes develops abnormal clumps of proteins that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. How can you protect your brain from these […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Scientists develop new approach to identify proteins in the living brain

August 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

For the first time, researchers have developed a successful approach for identifying proteins inside different types of neurons in the brain of a living animal. Led by Northwestern University and the University of Pittsburgh, the new study offers a giant […]

Innovation, Research

What makes us sneeze?

June 15, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A tickle in the nose can help trigger a sneeze, expelling irritants and disease-causing pathogens. But the cellular pathways that control the sneeze reflex go far beyond the sinuses and have been poorly understood. Now, a team led by researchers […]

Innovation, Research

Tracking proteins in the heart of cells

March 5, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In order to stay alive, the cell must provide its various organelles with all the energy elements they need, which are formed in the Golgi apparatus, its centre of maturation and redistribution of lipids and proteins. But how do the […]

News, Wellness

Proteins play crucial role in muscle growth

February 26, 2021

Via: The Medical News

When a muscle grows, because its owner is still growing too or has started exercising regularly, some of the stem cells in this muscle develop into new muscle cells. The same thing happens when an injured muscle starts to heal. […]

Biomarker, Innovation

New control mechanism in innate immune system

January 27, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Although the protein ITIH4 is found in large amounts in the blood, its function has so far been unknown. By combining many different techniques, researchers from Aarhus University have discovered that ITIH4 inhibits proteases in the innate immune system via […]

Innovation, Research

Study finds proteins from single blood test help predict disease risks

December 3, 2019


A team of researchers from the University of California, Cambridge University and SomaLogic have found that the large-scale measurement of proteins from a single blood test could effectively predict people’s risk of developing a broad range of diseases. Human blood […]

Innovation, Research

Unique method to study proteins could open new doors for medicinal research

July 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a unique method for studying proteins which could open new doors for medicinal research. Through capturing proteins in a nano-capsule made of glass, the researchers have been able to create a […]

Innovation, Research

This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia

March 29, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Dr. Kenneth Kosik, the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California (UC), Santa Barbara recently led a team of experts who were focusing on using a known drug to treat the toxic buildup of a protein called “tau” […]

Innovation, Research

Using the immune system to combat addiction

September 14, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

In 2011, at least 20 million people in the United States had an addiction, excluding tobacco. An estimated 100 people per day die from drug overdose, a figure that has tripled in the past 2 decades. Addiction is a complex […]

Innovation, Research

Speeding up wound healing using nanofiber dressings

March 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The two nanofiber dressings, which are described in separate papers, were developed by researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. “Our fiber manufacturing system was […]

Innovation, Med Tech

X-ray laser-based technology enables faster structural analysis of receptor proteins

September 30, 2016

Via: The Medical News

An international team of scientists has learnt how to determine the spatial structure of a protein obtained with an X-ray laser using the sulfur atoms it contains. This development is the next stage in the project of a group led […]

Innovation, Research

Proteins can be used as targets to deliver drugs into stressed cancer cells

April 21, 2016

Via: The Medical News

Targeted missiles that can enter cancer cells and deliver lethal cell toxins without harming surrounding healthy tissue. This has been a long-standing vision in cancer research, but it has proved difficult to accomplish. A research group at Lund University in […]


Study: Raw Milk Can Reduce Asthma and Allergies

February 9, 2016

Via: Mercola

Breastfeeding is known to be protective against respiratory infections among infants in early life, so researchers with Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich, Germany decided to test whether another type of milk, cow’s milk, might also be protective. Nearly 1,000 […]