Triglyceride Creating Enzyme’s Structure Revealed
March 2020  |  Science News
The structure of lipin/Pah phosphatidic acid phosphatase provides scientists with insights as to why mutations in the enzyme cause a loss of activity that leads to abnormal production of triglycerides implicated in heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
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People with Arthritis at Higher Risk for Heart Disease
March 2020  |  Science News
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) doesn’t just affect the function of your joints. New research has found that people with the condition are also at a higher risk of heart disease and cardiovascular events including heart attack and stroke.
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Structure of commonly mutated histone chaperone revealed by new study
March 2020  |  Science News
Researchers have shown how ATAD2, a histone chaperone protein, may load histones on to DNA in order to create the chromatin structure.
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Potential treatment candidates for Coronavirus
March 2020  |  Science News
Novel antiviral compounds, an immunotherapy with the potential to treat COVID-19 using its patented Ligand Antigen Epitope Presentation System (LEAPS) peptide platform technology for the treatment of Coronavirus infections.
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SARS-CoV-2 Point of Entry Into Cells Captured by Cryo-EM
March 2020  |  Science News
Scientists report the cryo-EM structure of the full-length human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) protein—the point of entry for the SARS-CoV-2 virus into human cells.
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Human Stem Cells Cure Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
March 2020  |  Science News
Researchers transplanted small quantities of the beta cells into mice with Type 1 diabetes and found that the procedure “rapidly reversed severe preexisting diabetes in mice”, regulating their blood sugar levels for at least 9 months following the procedure.
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New repair mechanism for alcohol-induced DNA damage discovered
March 2020  |  Science News
Researchers have discovered a new way in which the human body repairs DNA damage caused by acetaldehyde-degradation product of alcohol. Read the Full Article from NewsMedicalLifeScience
Pushing the Limits of Ribosomes
March 2020  |  Science News
Scientists have now been able to rapidly generate ribosomes in a tube, and then select the ones that are able to carry out certain functions. The method is called ribosome synthesis and evolution (RISE).
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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) imaging features overlap with SARS and MERS
March 2020  |  Science News
Although the imaging features of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are variable and nonspecific, the findings reported thus far do show "significant overlap" with those of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), according to an ahead-of-print article in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).
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Coronavirus Treatment Could Lie in Existing Drugs
February 2020  |  Science News
The researchers suggest that repositioning existing approved and investigational drugs may represent the key to future fights against viral infections — including the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and other emerging viruses.
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