An integrative approach to studying lipid biology

The synthesis and transport of biological lipids across the mostly water-filled interior of the cell is a longstanding problem in biology. One of the solutions that nature has employed to solved it, is to use lipid-binding proteins, which work in various ways: enzymes that penetrate biological membranes, «chaperone» proteins that solubilize lipids in a pocket…

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Tobacco use in adolescence is tied to paranoia, largely due to shared genetic influences

Washington, DC, January 25, 2019 Paranoia is associated with regular tobacco smoking in adolescents after accounting for other factors like cannabis use, sleep disturbances and stressful life events, reports a study recently published to the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). The study also provides novel insights about the underlying…

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New research will improve diagnosis of antenatal anxiety

IMAGE: This is Andrea Sinesi. view more  Credit: University of Stirling A landmark study by experts at the University of Stirling will help health professionals improve the identification of severe and problematic anxiety in pregnant women. Antenatal anxiety can be difficult to identify and current guidance recommends that health professionals apply the same screening tool used…

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New therapeutic target for graft-vs-host disease could make bone marrow transplant safer

IMAGE: Xue-Zhong Yu, M.D., is professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and SmartState Endowed Chair in Cancer Stem Cell… view more  Credit: Sarah Pack, Medical University of South Carolina Bone marrow transplant (BMT) offers patients with leukemia and lymphoma a potentially curative treatment. Bone marrow…

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Harvard researchers report positive trial results with artificial pancreas smartphone app

IMAGE: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT) covers new technology and new products for the treatment, monitoring, diagnosis, and prevention of diabetes and its complications. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, January 25, 2019—The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System…

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Giving children the skills they need to tackle life’s toughest challenges

IMAGE: Mural in Unidad Park, Historic Filipinotown. The mural is entitled, Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana (Filipino Americans: A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy). Artist: Eliseo Art Silva view more  Credit: Melinda Smith Mental health and suicide are not just adult issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have tripled over the…

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Kansas State University awarded grant for juvenile justice initiatives

IMAGE: The Kansas State University Juvenile Justice Collaborative has been awarded $521,805 by the Kansas Department of Corrections and the Kansas Advisory Group to work with local communities in developing support… view more  Credit: Kansas State University MANHATTAN, KANSAS — The K-State Juvenile Justice Collaborative, or K-State JJC, has been awarded $521,805 by the Kansas Department…

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LSTM and Imperial College Researchers design new anti-influenza drugs

Researchers at LSTM and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body. In a paper published today(link is external) in the Journal of Immunology the team, led by LSTM’s Professor Richard…

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Women gain weight when job demands are high

IMAGE: This is Sofia Klingberg, Ph.D. researcher in community medicine and public health, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. view more  Credit: Photo by Malin Arnesson Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. This is shown in a study of more than 3,800 people…

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