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Proteins Can Self-assemble Into The Complex Structures

Scientists have designed new proteins that can self-assemble into the complex structures underlying biological organisms, laying the groundwork for leading-edge applications in biotechnology. The researchers created and developed the proteins with a specific function and their method reveals a possibility that certain protein functions can be created on demand.

It is expected to contribute to the development of nanobiomaterials, which could be used as a drug delivery system or an artificial vaccine. The study was published in Synthetic Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Mt. Sinai Hospital Receives Accrediation As A Geriatric ED

The Department of Emergency Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital is the first in New York State to be accredited as a geriatric emergency department (ED) by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Eight emergency departments in the nation received this accreditation, which is part of a nationwide effort to improve and standardize emergency care for elderly patients. Mount Sinai received a Level 1 (Gold) designation -; the highest and most comprehensive level.

Anatomy Of Human Brain Shapes

Researchers found that big brains outpaced well-rounded brains in human evolution. Around the time of the origins of our species 300,000 years ago, the brains of Homo sapiens had about the same relatively large size as they do today. But rounder noggins rising well above the forehead considered a hallmark of human anatomy did not appear until between about 100,000 and 35,000 years ago. The study was published in Science Advances.

Fifth, the Latest HIV Vaccine is the Best Yet, Experts Say

It’s been more than 35 years since the emergence of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, and over that time, the hunt for an HIV vaccine has proven to be a long-winding, elusive road for researchers. However, new findings from an early-stage clinical trial of a potential HIV vaccine candidate have proven to be encouraging. A new study published in The Lancet shows a positive immune response to an HIV-1 vaccine in adult humans and rhesus monkeys.