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New Insights into Prion Propogation

...us. A key difference between the two is that the yeast prion proteins are rich in the amino acids glutami...st. "We showed that the fusion formed a prion in yeast and it was infectious," Liebman said. "It's the first time a prion from one organism has been propag...

MIT's Green Nano-factories to Produce Eco-friendly Batteries

..."Dr. Belcher's research with viruses, proteins and yeast offers hope for new, ground-breaking solutions to the world's energy problems. It holds out the prospect of using nano-technology in a variety of ways," he added....

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

...health problems, including bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, and those problems send them in droves...hed light on why some women have recurrent vaginal yeast infections, while others have never had one; partly explain differences in susceptibility to infec...

Neurological Disorder Gene Identified

...le, called PI(3,5)P2, to be under-produced in both yeast and mice cells. This little-studied signaling molecule was known to be present in yeast cells but has not been well studied in mammals. The researchers also identified how the loss of no...

Cartoons to Dispel Science Phobia for Students

...diseases also. Paheli told him: "Many fungi like yeast and mushrooms are useful, but some fungi cause diseases in plants, animal and humans. Some fungi are also used in medicine". From parasites to photosynthesis, from lens to the groundwater situation and from insects to acid substances, these cartoon...

Vitamin Extends Life in Yeast, Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Find

...overy that a cousin of niacin prolongs lifespan in yeast brings the tantalizing possibility a step closer.... Cell, shows how a new vitamin extends lifespan in yeast cells, much like calorie restriction does in animals. It could pave the way for developing supplemen...

Gluten Intolerance Cases Diagnosed Late in UK

...ten holds the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by the yeast and expands during fermentation, and provides the elasticity and extensibility (stretch) in bread dough. Glutenin and gliadin are the two proteins that form gluten. Gluten is generally found in rice, wheat and barley. The only treatment for the c...

Intake of Polyphenol Speeds Up Fatty Acid Catabolism

...n prolong the life span of model organisms such as yeast and fruit flies. In humans, SIRT1 is possibly involved in the regulation of energy use. Boer found that the SIRT1 activity can be stimulated by various polyphenols, particularly those from green tea stimulated the activity of isolated SIRT1. The qu...

Soft Drink Additive Could Cause Cell Damage

...gy, tested the impact of sodium benzoate on living yeast cells in his laboratory. What he found alarmed him: the benzoate was damaging an important area of DNA in the "power station" of cells known as the mitochondria. He said, These chemicals have the ability to cause severe damage to DNA in the mitocho...

FDA Approves Divigel(R) for Treatment of Hot Flashes Linked With Menopause

...harynx, upper respiratory tract infection, vaginal yeast infection, breast tenderness and vaginal bleeding. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms that concern you. Estrogen products should be used at the lowest dose possible for your treatment and only as long as needed. You a...

New Insights into Antimalarial Drug Resistance

...that we have these genes expressed in a convenient yeast system, we can work to understand the molecular ba... form -- into one that could be read by yeast. The yeast are then able to produce the PfMDR1 protein, in its proper sequence, from this synthetic gene. Th...

Vitamin Extends Life in Yeast, Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Find

...overy that a cousin of niacin prolongs lifespan in yeast brings// the tantalizing possibility a step closer... Cell, shows how a new vitamin extends lifespan in yeast cells, much like calorie restriction does in animals. It could pave the way for developing supplemen...

New Technology Reveals Proteins Responsible for Diseases

...wo proteins interact in iMYTH, they will stain the yeast cell blue. "Like lock and key, if two proteins int...ably communicate with the ABC transporter Ycf1p, a yeast version of the human proteins CFTR and MRP. These newly discovered protein interactors represent nov...

Law Emerging in US for Generic Versions of Biotech Medicine

...ly proteins made by modifying the DNA of bacteria, yeast or mammal cells, and they are often given by injection or infusion. A legislation is being hammered to enable the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve of generic version of biotech drugs without trials. Biotech medicines are the fastest...

Medical Personnel Can Save More Lives by Screening for Oral Signs of Disease

...oviders need to be able to recognize things like a yeast infection that doesn’t go away or specific tumors and be able to bring up such subjects with our patients.” Statistics bear out her concern. According to the American Dental Association, only about seven percent of dentists offer the mouth and nec...

Biochemical Chip Solves Cell-mating Puzzle

...le a certain protein plays in the mating habits of yeast cells. The finding could lead to new cancer drugs ...hey used their patented microfluidic chip to study yeast cells merging together. The research has solved a long-standing mystery of how a specific kinase pro...

Primitive Yeast Yields Secrets Of Human Cholesterol And Drug Metabolism

By first probing the way primitive yeast make cholesterol, a team of scientists has discove...ans and other animals. Happily, Espenshade says, yeast have only two P450 enzymes, and both play roles in making cholesterol, narrowing down the territory ...

Single Protein Plays A Major Role In Prion Diseases

...eas, Serio and members of her lab studied Sup35, a yeast protein similar to the human prion protein PrP. They put Sup35 together with Hsp104, then activated and deactivated Hsp104. They found that the protein does, indeed, chop up Sup35 complexes - the first direct evidence that this process occurs in a li...

Selenium Supplements May Suppress HIV Viral Load

...capsule containing 200 micrograms of high-selenium yeast and 121 took a similar capsule containing inactive yeast and a filler material. After nine and 18 months, physical examinations and measures of the study out...

Tips to Prevent and Treat Winter Laryngitis

...n the vocal cords; bacterial infections; fungal or yeast infections; smoking; chemical irritants; and even excessively loud or prolonged use of the voice. ? Symptoms of a viral infection with laryngitis can include hoarseness, swollen glands in the neck and sometimes fever. ? Treatment for viral laryngit...

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