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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... particular type of AB that is made up of 42 amino acids -- just slightly longer than the typical 40 amino acid AB fragment. Dr. Younkin’s finding was pivotal, made just as the scientist moved his laboratory from Case Western Reserve to Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville. An avalanche of confirmatory st...

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...ut the FSA points out that these short-chain fatty acids do not seem to have the health promoting benefits offered by long-chain omega-3 oils found in oily fish. The Soil Association is now pressing the Food Standards Agency to review its guidance on the merits of organic as opposed to conventional frui...

New Insights into Prion Propogation

...hat the yeast prion proteins are rich in the amino acids glutamine and asparagine in the regions of the pro...he fungal prion lacks a rich supply of these amino acids -- a characteristic it shares with the prion-forming protein in mammals, which is otherwise dissimil...

Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

...ence. She says that CD36 normally absorbs fatty acids in the upper, or proximal part of the intestine, b...alities of blood lipids, with high levels of fatty acids in the blood, abnormal blood triglycerides and increased risk of diabetes-associated heart disease. ...

A Balanced Diet can Keep Asthma, Wheezing at Bay in Teens

...ient amounts of fruit, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids are at greater risk of having asthma. "Our study...ary intakes of fruit, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids are at greater risk of having asthma, emphasizing the importance of a balanced diet, composed of who...

Apple a Day Keeps Asthma Away

...ary intakes of fruit, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids are at greater risk of having asthma, emphasizing ...ingly, even relatively low levels of omega-3 fatty acids appeared to protect teens from higher reported respiratory symptoms. Results showed that low diet...

Simple Blood Test May Predict Alzheimers Disease

... as an early diet of the recommended omega-3 fatty acids and vegetables may well keep the debilitating neurological ailment at bay. An estimated 700,000 people in the UK have dementia, and more than half of these have Alzheimer's. Experts believe that delaying the onset of dementia by five years could sav...

Genes Play Major Role in Determining Individual's Sour Taste Perception

...s have long known that sour taste is stimulated by acids in foods and beverages. In fact, the word acid is derived from the Latin 'acidus,' meaning sour. However, we still do not completely understand how the taste system is able to detect and translate acidic molecules on the tongue into a neural signal t...

Determining the Sex of the Baby in Wild West Way

...s studying the movement of fetal cells and nucleic acids between the fetus and its mother. Fetal stem cells and white blood cells can remain in the mother's blood for decades, which means the fetal cells found in a pregnant woman's blood could be from a prior pregnancy, Bianchi says. Bianchi and Kathy Hu...

Take a Break Inbetween Exercise

...trial also had a pronounced increase in free fatty acids and glycerol (chemical compounds that are released...ial, but this result may be because the free fatty acids concentration was already high before the recovery period. ConclusionsThe American College of Spor...

Simple Chemical Reaction may Help Early Disease Diagnosis

... "We added a chemical that reacts with the amino acids and similar metabolites and forms a tag that can be seen through nuclear magnetic resonance. The tag actually is an easily identifiable isotope, in this case a carbon atom that is heavier than the standard carbon atom. Because we can easily detect th...

Genome Annotation by Mutation

...merous base pairs of four building blocks: nucleic acids designated A, C, G and T. DNA in each human cell has about 3 billion base pairs, arranged into 23 pairs of chromosomes. Those chromosomes include roughly 20,000 genes, which carry the code needed for cells to produce the proteins used to make body ...

Weizmann Researchers Developed Control Switch for Protein Activity

...ng, the scientists insert a short segment of amino acids into the amino acid sequence making up the protein. This segment is capable of binding strongly and selectively to a particular chemical drug, which affects the activity level of the engineered protein by increasing or reducing it. When the drug is n...

Food Supplement to Combat Alzheimers Disease

...ct often thought attributable to the omega-3 fatty acids it contains. Some studies also suggest that omega-3 can have a therapeutic effect on some psychiatric conditions. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University have now examined whether omega-3 supplementation has any effect on the ps...

Diet Could Be Life or Death for Prostate Cancer Patients

...of Clinical Investigation found that omega-3 fatty acids found in the foods may improve the prognosis for m... fed some of the mice a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids from birth. These mice had fewer tumors and a longer life span than those not fed the diet. Surviv...

Researchers Devise New Compound to Treat Fungal Infections

...r RNA into protein by stitching together the amino acids in the order specified by the message. This requires the help of molecules called tRNAs, which link the code of the messenger RNA to the correct amino acid. Leucyl-tRNA synthetase is one of a group of enzymes called aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases that ...

Omega-3 Fattyacids Keeps Retinopathy at Bay

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against the development and progression of...res the potential benefit of dietary omega-3 fatty acids in protecting against the development and progression of retinal disease. The study gives us a bette...

More Fat Leads to Less Coronary Artery Calcification

...ess coronary artery calcification. Omega-3 fatty acids create chemical compounds known as bioactive media...one of the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in the body, said lead author and NEI fellowship recipient Kip M. Connor, Ph.D., a postdoctoral rese...

Eating Fish Oil can Save Eyesight: Study

... When researchers gave tiny doses of omega-3 fatty acids -- found in wild salmon, sardines, anchovies and other coldwater oily fish -- to mice with the eye disease retinopathy, the loss of blood vessels which causes the condition decreased by 50 percent. The genetically-modified lab rodents showed no ill...

Too Much of Acidic Foods can Cause Permanent Damage to Teeth

...ich contain acids, break the tooth surfaces. These acids also damage tooth enamel over time by dissolving t... of time that enamel and dentin are exposed to the acids and can increase the structural damage. But eating fruit as part of a balanced diet is good. Its n...

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