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Protein study may be key to treating fibrotic diseases

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Protein study may be key to treating fibrotic diseases Protein study may be key to treating fibrotic diseases An MRI with increased signal in the posterior part of the internal capsule which can be tracked to the motor cortex consistent with the diagnosis of ALS. Credit: Frank Gaillard/Wikipedia A protein …

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    Fat-based molecules are key to Zika virus infection

    Fat-Based Molecules are Key to Zika Virus Infection

    Fat-based molecules are key to Zika virus infection Fat-based molecules are key to Zika virus infection A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-trained disease detective conducts a Zika case investigation in a Guinea-Bissau community. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Certain fat-based molecules required for Zika virus …

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      Gene in fat plays key role in insulin resistance

      Gene in fat plays key role in insulin resistance

      Gene in fat plays key role in insulin resistance Gene in fat plays key role in insulin resistance The illustration shows the identification of KBTBD2 as a key gene in the maintenance of whole-body insulin sensitivity through its role in fat. Loss of KBTBD2 leads to the accumulation of the …

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        Will your brain stay sharp into your 90s? certain factors are key

        Will your brain stay sharp into your 90s? certain factors are key

        Will your brain stay sharp into your 90s? certain factors are key Will your brain stay sharp into your 90s? certain factors are key (HealthDay)—Some people in their 90s stay sharp whether their brain harbors amyloid protein plaques—a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease—or not, but why? That’s the question researchers sought …

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          Researchers identify key role of immune cells in brain development

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          Researchers identify key role of immune cells in brain development Researchers identify key role of immune cells in brain development Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have identified how specific brain cells interacting during development could be related to neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, …

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            Scientists identify key factor regulating abnormal heart growth

            Scientists identify key factor regulating abnormal heart growth Scientists identify key factor regulating abnormal heart growth Credit: CC0 Public Domain The human heart is like a sponge, able to expand and grow, increasing its capacity to take up blood. In theory, an enlarged heart can also squeeze out more blood, …

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              Compounds halt SARS-CoV-2 replication by targeting key viral enzyme

              Compounds halt SARS-CoV-2 replication by targeting key viral enzyme

              Compounds halt SARS-CoV-2 replication by targeting key viral enzyme Compounds halt SARS-CoV-2 replication by targeting key viral enzyme Three configurations of active sites where inhibitor GC-376 binds with the COVID-19 virus’s main protease (drug target Mpro), as depicted by 3D computer modeling. Credit: Image generated by Yu Chen, University of …

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