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Cryo EM Reveals The Molecular Structure Of Blood Cells

Researchers used Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) to expose the molecular structures the parasite uses to latch on to young red blood cells, precisely indicating the exact shape required for an antibody to bind to and stop the parasite from entering.

An antibody is a protein produced by infection-fighting white blood B cells to help them attack specific pathogens, and one tailored to keep the parasite out of our red blood cells could be the basis an effective vaccine or drug. The study was published in Nature.

People With Heart Attack Get Back To Their Work

After five weeks of recovering from her heart attack, Melissa Murphy looked forward to returning to her job. "I'm back out, and I'm contributing again," the Iowa mother of two remembered thinking. "I'm not a victim, which is how you sometimes feel when you're sitting on your couch and everybody leaves to go to work or school and you're left with your thoughts."

The study was published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, nine out of 10 people who suffered a major heart attack had returned to work within a year. For those who didn't, or who ended up working less, many reported depression, a poor quality of life and money problems that made it difficult to pay for medication.

Applications Of Bioactive Peptide

Bioactive peptides are small protein fragments that promote metabolic health by exerting a positive influence on biological responses within the body. The therapeutic applications of these novel molecules include, but are not limited to, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-viral activities. They have also been used to treat metabolic disorders, such as Type-2 diabetes and obesity.

New Insights On Human Anatomy

Researchers have identified a previously unknown feature of human anatomy that has implications for the function of all organs, most tissue, and the mechanisms of many major diseases. People have been studying the human body for hundreds of years and you might think we know all there is to know about human anatomy today. The study was published in the Scientific Reports.