Protein in cerebrospinal fluid signals Alzheimer’s stage

Measuring levels of a specific type of Alzheimer's protein in the fluid that surrounds the brain and spine can indicate how far the disease has progressed.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~8 min

How spit gets its ‘army’ of proteins

A new paper maps out how saliva gets its many proteins. It's a baseline for further investigations into spit as diagnostic fluid.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~6 min

Protein may protect against Lyme disease bacteria

A protein appears to protect against the infection that causes Lyme disease. It may be an early warning for the immune system, research with mice shows.

Bess Connolly Martell-Yale • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~3 min

How the coronavirus hijacks human cells to spread itself

Researchers have figured out a mechanism SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, uses to co-opt infected human cells to boost its own replication.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~5 min

Team creates vesicles without any lipids

Scientists have created hollow, spherical sacks called vesicles by using protein and RNA, not lipids.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~7 min

Why frogs are green to the bone

Why are frogs green? Their color comes from a clever biochemical workaround that combines an odd protein choice and a potential poison in the blood.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

Stuff in capers activates key proteins in brain and heart

A compound in pickled capers called quercetin can directly regulate proteins required for heartbeat, thought, muscular contraction, and more.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~4 min

Stuff in capers activates brain and heart health proteins

A compound in pickled capers called quercetin can directly regulate proteins required for heartbeat, thought, muscular contraction, and more.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~4 min

Drug shows promise for fighting rare ALS

An experimental drug called tofersen that could help treat a rare kind of ALS is headed to a phase 3 trial.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

Drug could enhance cancer immunotherapy

A drug that blocks a tumor-producing protein could help make immunotherapy for cancer more effective, researchers find.

Brown University • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

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