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Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
today ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 research proteins computers featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

Key protein tweak may stop cancer’s spread

Researchers have discovered a protein key to cancer's spread and relapse. It could lead to new treatments that ditch unfortunate side effects.

Duke-NUS • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer biomarkers proteins featured health-and-medicine metastases

Exercise gets ‘death marker’ protein to refresh muscles

"The beauty is that muscle use, in and of itself, is what initiates the processes that keep muscles 'up to date,' healthy, and functional."

Kristian Levring Madsen - U. Copenhagen • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: exercise proteins muscles featured health-and-medicine

1 protein protects barnacles when things change

Researchers have found one protein is vital for barnacles' survival in changing environments. Check out the video to see more.

National Science Foundation • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: oceans proteins featured science-and-technology

Team captures cellular ‘muscle’ movement in detail

Cellular 'muscles' enable cells to exert forces outside of themselves and to propagate. Now, researchers have visualized their movement.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
April 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cells proteins muscles science-and-technology imaging-technology

This ‘spike’ protein could reveal COVID-19 drugs

The spike protein is the main target for antibodies that would provide immunity to the coronavirus and for developing drugs that potentially could block infection.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses proteins featured health-and-medicine

1 protein in the skin kickstarts a pesky itch

"We have identified the first junction in the itch pathway associated with eczema. If we can break that connection, we can relieve the itch."

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: skin proteins allergies health-and-medicine itch eczema

Proteins key to vision are also taste receptors in flies

Multiple opsin proteins, known for decades to be required for vision, also function as taste receptors, new research with fruit flies finds.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: vision senses taste proteins science-and-technology

The way tau spreads may lead to new dementia treatments

A new understanding of how tau proteins moves from neuron to neuron in the brain could pave the way for new ways to fight neurodegenerative diseases.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia brains proteins health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Tuberculosis molecule has a big weird pocket

A big pocket in a tuberculosis molecule is a mystery. "We've never seen anything like this before. It doesn't really make sense."

Nathan Collins-Stanford • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: bacteria tuberculosis proteins health-and-medicine imaging-technology

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