Metals influence C-peptide hormone related to insulin

Metals such as zinc, copper and chromium bind to and influence a peptide involved in insulin production, according to new work from chemists at the University of California, Davis. The research is part of a new field of «metalloendocrinology» that takes a detailed look at the role of metals in biological processes in the body.…

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A new approach to targeting cancer cells

IMAGE: The Pellecchia lab at UC Riverside is working on an approach in which effective drugs can be obtained by appropriately designing molecules to contain an aryl-fluoro sulfate (the chemical group… view more  Credit: Pellecchia lab, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A University of California, Riverside, research team has come up with a new approach to…

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New workforce legislation highlights programs essential to care we need as we age, AGS

New York (May 17, 2019)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today offered a ringing endorsement of the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness (EMPOWER) for Health Act of 2019 (H.R. 2781), a proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives to ensure communities across the U.S. have access to health professionals and other critical…

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Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts

IMAGE: A structural model of a dynamic machine, called a Type IV secretion system, used by many bacteria in order to inject toxic molecules into cells and also to spread genes… view more  Credit: Caltech Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires’ disease, whooping cough—though the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are each different, they all…

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Medical News Today: What to know about a low-protein diet

A low-protein diet puts less strain on the kidneys. As a result, this type of diet can benefit people with kidney-related disorders, such as kidney disease or phenylketonuria. When a person eats protein, the body produces a compound called urea. If the kidneys are not functioning well, urea can build up in the blood and…

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House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a suite of health care bills that tied shoring up the Affordable Care Act to lowering drug prices, as Democrats tried to hold Republicans to their campaign promises to secure coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and rein in the cost of prescription medicine. But Democratic leaders appeared to…

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An Art Show for Hundreds of Women. And That’s Just the Artists.

What would you do, a friend asked the artist C. Finley, if you could curate the Whitney Biennial? Easy, Ms. Finley replied: It would be all women. “The Whitney Houston Biennial!” her friend announced. That was in 2014. Ms. Finley laughed, and then she got to work — from that throwaway line, a festival was…

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Book Clubs Get Especially Clubby

Four or five years ago, if you asked someone about her book group, your ears were likely to be singed with anecdotes about the overconsumption of Pinot Grigio or various club members’ floundering marriages. Half the group didn’t even finish reading Donna Tartt’s book, your interlocutor would grouse; the other half kept referring to it…

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Gucci Is Facing Backlash for Selling an $790 Turban

Gucci is under fire again after selling a blue turban on Nordstrom for $790, one that was first shown at Gucci’s fall 2018 show. Understandably so, the Gucci Indy Turban didn’t sit well with many people, including Twitter user, @SinghLions, who called out the brand for allowing white models to wear the traditional headpiece. «Dear…

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