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Dual Roles of Ascidian ChM-1

New study findings published in Marine Drugs have revealed that recombinant peptides of Chondromodulin-1 (ChM-1) from invertebrate, Ciona savignyi, a marine ascidian, can play a dual role in cell proliferation and migration of different cell types.

Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis by GPs

According to a new study published in the BMJ Open, general practitioners (GPs) appear to over-rely on headache to identify giant cell arteritis (GCA) and marked geographical differences in management, with conflicting referral pathways and difficulties in accessing appropriate services exist in the UK.

Membrane Protein Determines Structure and Function

A study determines that the membrane protein phospholipid environment determines its structure and function. There are two types of membrane proteins inside the phospholipid environment. Hydrophilic (water-loving) are exposed on the membrane surface where they stably interact with the aqueous environment surrounding membranes, and hydrophobic (water-repelling) are exposed to the interior of membranes.