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New Compact and Folding Reading Glasses from VisAcuity.com: Never Leave Home Without Them

... with VisAcuity.com's collection of compact and folding reading glasses. ... announces its new collection of compact and folding reading glasses. Some of today's newest cool reading glasses feature folding or compact design, offering an easy answer to the ...

Consumer Reports: Big Promises of Some Infomercial Exercise Machines Fall Flat; Plus, Set Up a Home Gym for Under $100

... treadmill, for $2,000 The Epic View 550 folding treadmill, for $1,300 The Sole F63 folding treadmill, for $1,000 The LifeCore ... and most stationary bikes are a bit smaller. folding treadmills are generally shorter than nonfolding ...

Scripps scientists find calcium channel blockers help normalize lysosomal storage disease cells

... diseases, mutations compromise the cellular folding of the lysosomal enzyme, subjecting it to degradation instead of proper folding and trafficking to the lysosome. There are more ... reticulum does not appear to affect the folding efficiency of other cellular enzymes, the study ...

GeoPense World Computing Team Launches

... ( http://folding.stanford.edu ). This project simulates protein folding on a computer. Understanding protein folding is part of the research into many serious diseases, including cancer. It ...

Worm provides clues about preventing damage caused by low-oxygen during stroke, heart attack

... by reducing the load of unfolded proteins, and that's what we saw." folding is important in allowing proteins to function properly. Every protein has ... cells with adequate oxygen but would react with the improper protein folding that occurs in cells not getting enough oxygen. Whether such a strategy ...

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 14 top young investigators

... the molecular mechanism by which the Hsp90 protein chaperone affects the folding of substrate proteins. The effect of Hsp90 on folding is important because this chaperone activates a wide variety of proteins ...

Computer game's high score could earn the Nobel Prize in medicine

... even finding a cure for HIV. A new game, named Foldit, turns protein folding into a competitive sport. Introductory levels teach the rules, which are ... that make a top biologist. Baker says his 13-year-old son is faster at folding proteins than he is. Others may be even faster. "I imagine that there's ...

St. Jude finds mechanism for faulty protein disposal

... cell surface or into the blood stream where they do their job. But if the folding does not occur or is faulty, defective proteins are ejected from the ... called BiP, initially helps newly made proteins undergo folding. If the folding operation fails, however, BiP becomes a conspirator with Herp, another ...

Life Sciences & Health Care Companies Unprepared for Information Security Risks: Deloitte Survey

... budgets are not separate from the IT budget, and most IT budgets dedicated just 1 to 3 percent to information security. "The problem with folding information security into the overall IT budget," said Junaideen, "is that security often falls to the bottom of the funding list. Priority is given ...

Physics research with atomic force microscope could lead to better health care

... "Proteins constantly fold and unfold. A folded protein is the one that's biologically active and performing a function. So any problems during its folding and unfolding translate to some potential diseases like cancers." Szoszkiewicz received a grant from K-State's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic ...

A case of cecal volvulus

... volvulus is axial twisting that occurs involving the cecum, terminal ileum, and ascending colon. Rarely, it may take the form of upward and anterior folding of the ascending colon ("cecal bascule"). The research team led by Prof. Hiroshi Suzuki from Toyama Hospital reported a case of caecal voluvuls ...

BioFit Names Rusty Benschoter National Sales & Marketing Manager

... Quebec. Over the past four years, he has been instrumental in the successful launch of several new products and the explosive growth of the company's folding mobile table division. "When planning our search for a new National Sales and Marketing Manager, we determined the key prerequisite for our ...

Key protein may explain the anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits of dietary restriction

... dietary restriction required activity in signaling pathways in the endoplasmic reticulum, the part of the cell involved in processing and the proper folding of proteins. This finding supports the theory that aging stems from the effects of misfolded proteins and opens up a rich area of investigation to ...

Weizmann Institute scientists show white blood cells move like millipedes

... but Alon's new findings show that the rapid movement of the white blood cells is more like that of millipedes. Rather than sticking front and back, folding and extending to push itself forward, the cell creates numerous tiny 'legs' no more than a micron in length adhesion points, rich in adhesion ...

Five UCSF Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences

... any structural changes can affect potential disease states. One area of study at Sedat's lab at UCSF focuses on the defined, three-dimensional folding patterns of chromosomes in Drosophila, or fruit flies, and the possible changes in that architecture over the course of development. To conduct ...

Protein-Folding Problem May Help Spur Alzheimer's

... Finding could lead to new target for disease therapy, researchers say WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- A dysfunction in protein folding contributes to nerve cell death in Alzheimer's disease, a finding that could help lead to new treatments, Dutch researchers report. The presence ...

Benson Group Moves into Pharma Labels Sector

... CREWE, England, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- folding carton specialist Benson Group, UK packaging company of the year, has announced details of its first move into the pharmaceutical labels sector with ...

CDC analysis finds unique social and behavior intervention helps reduce MRSA rates up to 62 percent

... developed a unique method of disposing of his soiled gloves and gown. The escort figured out that by quickly sliding out of the gown, inverting it, folding it tightly and precisely stuffing it into a medical glove, he was able to compress the potential biohazard into a wad the size of a baseball prior to ...

Enzyme with a sugar antenna

... ribonuclease C (RNase C), a glycosylated bovine pancreatic enzyme. Sugar components play an important role in the water solubility, stability, and folding of glycoproteins. In addition, they participate in molecular -recognition processes, such as cell adhesion or the interaction of host cells with ...

Insightra Medical, Inc. Gains FDA clearance for the Most Complete Range of 7Fr Intra Aortic Balloon (IAB) Catheters

... reliable pressure monitoring and the use of a larger 0.025" guidewire. A combination of catheter technology, unique balloon extrusion and folding techniques means the Insightra 7Fr catheter is a true 7Fr and will fit down all 7Fr sheaths routinely available in the cath lab. "Despite ...

BioFit 1Y Takes the Plunge to Fill Undersea Seating Role for NOAA

... coastal ocean. Limited space within the habitat means equipment and furnishings are closely scrutinized for size and functionality. Until recently, a folding plastic step stool served as the seating for the habitat's computer station. Then a NOAA researcher discovered the 1Y from BioFit Engineered ....

Researchers identify toehold for HIV's assault on brain

... and they're nearly always useless or harmful when they are unfolded or misfolded. The problem in HIV patients is exacerbated because protein folding requires a great deal of energy energy that cells whose mitochondria are petering out aren't likely to have. The team also showed, in mice, that ...

Enovate IT Announces Fluid - a New Movement in Wall Arms

... and an optional extension arm for additional reach. The unit, even with the optional extension, retracts to a compact seven inches with the keyboard folding into an upright position for convenient storage. The Fluid easily creates maximum access to the monitor and patient data. ...

Restoration Industry Association Provides Evacuation Checklist for Residents Impacted by Ike

... -- long pants/shirts/shorts/rain poncho, walking/working shoes, extra underwear and socks, jackets/sweaters -- Sleeping bags, air mattresses, folding chairs -- Laptop computer, cell phone & chargers -- Maps "RIA members know from experience how important it is to be prepared for the ...

Catalyst mystery unlocked

... very different from each other. The engineered enzyme, made by co-author Donald Hilvert of ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, displays less distinct folding than the natural enzyme. It also changes shape very rapidly. Warshel's model shows that the engineered enzyme takes the shape of many keys, with ...

Restoration Industry Association Provides Evacuation Checklist for Residents Impacted by Flooding

... clothes for sleeping/rain poncho, walking/working shoes, extra underwear and socks, jackets/sweaters -- Sleeping bags, cots, air mattresses, folding chairs -- Laptop computer, cell phone, chargers & car chargers -- Medication & prescriptions -- Extra batteries -- Maps -- Irreplaceable ...

Practical Gear and Personal Gadgets: CVS/pharmacy Offers a Wide Selection of Affordable Gifts to Delight Dad This Father's Day

... (gas), and all the utensils needed for a great cookout. Ideal for sporting activities or a relaxing day at the beach, CVS/pharmacy offers lightweight folding chairs to be used for any occasion. The Life Fitness Dual Watch & Heart Rate Monitor makes a perfect gift for $59.99. This sports watch ...

'Intrabody' can mop up mutant protein in Huntington's disease model

... disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. "Several neurodegenerative diseases appear to involve defects in protein folding and metabolism, leading to the accumulation of protein aggregates inside cells," he says. "Our study suggests a strategy for dissecting the harmful ...

Compulsive Gamblers Don't Learn From Their Mistakes

... Study finds they have a mental rigidity that keeps them from folding their cards THURSDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- A form of mental rigidity that leads to compulsive behavior may explain why gambling ...

Gene newly linked to inherited ALS may also play role in common dementia

... edits protein-building instructions from DNA to allow the proteins to be built properly. TDP-43 abnormalities in ALS patients have included altered folding and a chemical change known as phosphorylation, both of which can radically alter the protein's function. As a result, several research groups ...

Chesapeake to Expand and Relocate North American Pharmaceutical Packaging Operation

... of value-added specialty paperboard and plastic packaging. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., the company is one of Europe's premier suppliers of folding cartons, leaflets and labels, as well as plastic packaging for niche markets. Chesapeake has 45 locations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia ...

Chemical chaperone could open door to treatment of neurological disorder

... produced in patients. Ory refers to these as chemical chaperones and indicates this approach could help the large NPC1 proteins during the process of folding their long, complex chains so that more of the mutant proteins fold properly and pass through the cell's quality control checkpoints. In ...

One Million PLAYSTATION(R)3 Users Participate in Folding@home Research Project

... We are grateful for the extraordinary worldwide participation by PS3 and PC users around the globe." Folding@home aims to understand protein folding and misfolding, and how these are related to diseases and many forms of cancer. When proteins do not fold correctly, there can be serious ...

Impact of elevated homocysteine levels on vision under study

... homocysteine to methionine, an amino acid essential to protein synthesis. Without the conversion, rising homocysteine levels interfere with the folding and structure of collagen, a component of bone, tissue and the basement membrane of blood vessel walls. When pregnant women dont get enough folate, ...

Boston University School of Medicine researcher recipient of Memory Ride Grant

... Wolozin received a three-year investigator-initiated research grant for nearly $240,000 to study LRRK2 interactions with pathways linked to protein folding and degradation. The LRRK2 gene provides instructions for making a protein called dardarin. The LRRK2 gene is active in the brain and other tissues ...

New prion protein discovered by Canadian scientists may offer insight into mad cow disease

... that exists in addition to the well-known prion protein called PrP said Professor David Westaway, director of the Centre for Prions and Protein folding Diseases at the University of Alberta. For decades we believed PrP was a unique nerve protein that folded into an abnormal shape and caused prion ...

TI Cycles Introduces Foldman

... A folding bike has been introduced by TI Cycles India to ... in a matter of minutes. Two BSA models of the folding cycle have been introduced by the Chennai based ... at any place. The first step involves folding the handle downwards, the second step separates ...

Researchers discover mechanism behind protein folding

... of protein folding. The new theory on protein folding unfolds the mystery of // how a protein is ... protein folds and the structure of the protein folding and unfolding. Researchers found the fluorescence ... a mixture is especially helpful for protein folding studies.” The researchers were successful in ...

Why Don’t All Moles Progress to Melanoma

... of them build up in the membrane, or when something goes wrong with the folding process, the system gets bogged down. This can stress or even kill the ... “Traditionally, the ER’s role was considered to be limited to protein folding or protein modification,” Soengas says. “But scientists like Randal ...
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