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Unstructured Proteins: Ultra-High-Affinity Interactions Seen

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown way in which proteins interact with one another and cells organize themselves. This new mechanism involves two fully unstructured proteins forming an ultra-high-affinity complex due to their opposite net charge. Proteins usually bind one another as a result of perfectly matching shapes in their three-dimensional structures.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Improved Using Implementation Science

While cervical cancer has significantly decreased in the U.S., it is still the second most common cancer in women who live in less developed countries, according to the WHO. Women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have the largest age-standardized incidence and mortality rates of this potentially preventable and non-communicable disease due to the difficulty in implementing prevention, screening, and treatment programs.

Non-Communicable Disease: Preparedness for Delivering Services in Primary Care

The mixed-methods study of a health system intervention for improving equitable access to medicines for diabetes and hypertension in Karnataka carried out from 2013 to 2016. Researchers use the Access to  Medicines framework developed by Bigdeli et al. to assess health system preparedness for addressing diabetes and hypertension at the primary health center (PHC) level in a south Indian district.

They do this through an assessment of supply and demand side factors that influence utilization of services at government PHCs for diabetes and hypertension using data from quantitative surveys, focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth interviews.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Is A Lethal Disease In Humans

In this study, researchers examined the lethal disease in humans , Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a lethal disease in humans, caused by a coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It was first identified in man in 2012, in the Arabian Peninsula. The main MERS-CoV reservoir species is the dromedary, which is found in large numbers in many African countries. The study was published in the journal PNAS .