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The job of hemoglobin in our body seems to be quite simple: It transports oxygen molecules through our bloodstream. But this only works so well because the hemoglobin molecule is extremely complex. The same applies to chlorophyll, which...
Scleric Acid has been discovered by capturing and engineering a DNA fragment from soil bacteria Streptomyces sclerotialus, and could help fight bacterial infections -- by researchers at the School of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University of...
Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that epigenetic proteins promote the proliferation of mammary gland stem cells in response to the sex hormone progesterone. The study, which will be published June 19 in...
A team led by a Cedars-Sinai physician-scientist has discovered a biomarker -- a protein found in the blood -- for the most common type of heart failure, a new study published today in JAMA Cardiology shows. Heart failure with...
An experimental brain implant improved memory in volunteers and may point to a new way to treat memory-damaging conditions such as brain injury and dementia. The device was tested on 25 people with epilepsy who were being evaluated for an...
The link between obesity and health problems may seem apparent. People who are obese are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, liver disease, cancer, and heart disease. But increasingly, researchers are learning that the connection is not...
A new technique for precisely targeting molecules within cells is paving the way for safer medicines that are free of side effects. Researcher J. Julius Zhu, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and his colleagues have...
Want to be a supercentenarian? The chances of reaching the ripe old age of 110 are within reach -- if you survive the perilous 90s and make it to 105 when death rates level out, according to a...
Poor sleep is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. People with the disease tend to wake up tired, and their nights become even less refreshing as memory loss and other symptoms worsen. But how and why restless nights are...
Blocking the processes that drive cancer cell growth is at the heart of many new anti-cancer therapies. Unfortunately, after initial success, cancer cells are generally able to develop workarounds to reactivate the pathways that promote growth. Work by...

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