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 […]

Mitochondrial Peptides: Their Effect on Aging

Published 07/25/18 Mitochondria have long been recognized as the metabolic powerhouse in the body, and their functionality is critical to a number of processes. Interestingly, in recent years their role in signaling is being consistently appreciated. Thus, identifying reading frames […]

HKUST scientists discover autophagy inhibitory peptides from giant ankyrins

HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Autophagy, meaning “self-eating” in Greek, is a general metabolic mechanism adopted by nearly all the eukaryotic species, from the single cell yeast to humans. It is a process that cells degrade unnecessary components […]

Opening up a drug delivery route — Discovery of a new vehicle peptide

TOKYO MEDICAL AND DENTAL UNIVERSITY Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) study identifies promising lead compound for delivery of therapeutically effective peptides IMAGE: THIS IS A CYCLIC DECAPEPTIDE, WHICH MIMICS THE DIMERIZATION ARM OF THE EGF RECEPTOR (EGFR), WAS PREVIOUSLY FOUND […]