Cyclic peptides for cancer therapy and prognosis assessment

The glucose-regulated protein 78 kDa (known as GRP78) is emerging as a target for cancer therapy and a biomarker for cancer prognosis. It is usually produced in greater quantities in cells that are under stress conditions. In many types of cancers, […]

Promising new therapy spares muscle loss in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A promising therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) developed by University at Buffalo researchers is moving closer to use in humans. The peptide the new drug is based on was originally found in the venom produced by the type of tarantula that Sachs is holding here.  Credit: University at […]

Modeling mitosis: how combining proteins could help in understanding dividing cells

A new interactive map of the proteins involved in cell division gives the ability to track how groups of proteins interact to drive the process of mitosis. Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL; Hamburg division, Germany) have created […]

Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?

In a recent series of experiments, scientists found that a specific antioxidant helps prevent the damage that osteoarthritis causes to cartilage. This may also have applications for bone and brain disorders. Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis type, causing pain […]

First interactive model of human cell division

Real-time tracking of proteins during mitosis is now possible using a 4D computer model made by EMBL scientists Mitosis – how one cell divides and becomes two – is one of the fundamental processes of life. Researchers at EMBL have […]

How olive oil and sleep could stave off heart attacks and strokes: New study examines plasma protein’s role

Apolipoprotein A-IV linked with thrombosis in new study ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL TORONTO, September 6, 2018 – Foods high in unsaturated fats may protect against cardiovascular disease, and new research published today in Nature Communicationshas uncovered why. IMAGE: NEW RESEARCH FROM DR. HEYU NI, PLATFORM DIRECTOR FOR […]

Heteractis magnifica sea anemones can help fight the Alzheimer’s disease

They contain neuroprotective peptides that slow down the inflammation process and the deterioration of neurons causing the development of Alzheimer’s Heteractis magnifica sea anemones contain neuroprotective peptides that slow down the inflammation process and the deterioration of neurons causing the development of Alzheimer’s. There is currently […]

Research reveals defence against malaria parasites

A study involving researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that platelets can attack and kill malaria parasites—reducing the number of parasites circulating in the blood. Credit: CC0 Public Domain  The study, which has just been published in the prestigious […]

SSB1: Is there a way to delay the aging process, reverse DNA damage, and prevent cancer by restoring a natural protein in the body or turning it off?

To understand what therapeutics could benefit aging and DNA damage, we have to consider what molecules are involved. So, what do we know about this process? There are a number of factors that are involved in the aging process. Many […]

The 3 Best Peptide and Stem Cell Combinations with Great Therapeutic Potential

Current medical therapies fail to restore tissue damage due to degenerative conditions, normal aging processes, ischemia and traumatic injuries. Tissue regeneration and organ engineering have shown promise as novel treatment strategies for patients requiring tissue or whole organ replacement. Modern approaches […]