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Nutrients For Vegans

The Importance of Vital Nutrients For Vegans

There are many reasons people go vegan, from wanting to be healthier, to reducing their environmental footprint; to concerns about animal welfare. No matter what the reason, many people find it difficult to meet the nutrient intake; targets for specific vitamins and minerals while on a vegan diet. These include vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and…

Cancer Cells

A Protein That Mediates Key Processes In Cancer Cells

Proteins are sometimes describing as the building blocks of life; inside cells, proteins associate into large macromolecular complexes, consortia of proteins that cooperate to perform specific functions. A large number of cancer research studies focus on finding inhibitors for some of these protein complexes. Kinases like mTOR and ATR, and enzymes like telomerase; which are…

Healthier Diet

Parents Encourage Healthier Diet In Children

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 31% of children in the United States were overweight or obese. Parents can play an important role in helping their children adopt healthier eating habits. But trying to encourage children to eat more vegetables; and cut down on the sugary treats can be…

Circular RNAs

Circular RNAs Regulate PKR Activation In Innate Immunity

Covalently closed circular RNAs (circRNAs) are producing precursor mRNA back-splicing; the exons of thousands of genes in eukaryotes. They are generally expressing at low levels and often exhibit cell-type-specific and tissue-specific patterns. The study of circRNAs, especially their function, is challenging due to their circular conformation and sequence-overlap with linear mRNA counterparts. In a study…

Proteome

Proteome Affected By Both Sex And Diet In Animals

Scientists from EMBL Heidelberg have discovered that the collection of proteins in an animal cell; called the proteome is substantially affecting both the animal’s sex and its diet. Understanding these individual proteomes might provide a basis for personalized treatments for humans in the future. “The goal of the study was to understand whether different proteins;…

Body Clock

Insulin Helps Communicate The Timing Of Meals To Body Clock

Researchers from Medical Research Council (MRC) conducted a study in which they suggested; that identifies insulin as a primary signal that helps communicate the timing of meals to the cellular clocks located across our body; commonly known as the body clock. New research has found it is not just what you eat, but when you…

Healthy Brain Development

Integrator Complex Are Crucial For Healthy Brain Development

Integrator complex, is a multi-protein, which are important for healthy brain development. A study by Duke-NUS Medical School has found the same. The multi-protein ‘Integrator complex’ is known for its role in gene regulation, are crucial for healthy brain development in fruit flies. The findings have implications for further understanding and treating neuro-developmental disorders in…

Bio chemistry

Restricted Eating Shows Benefits for Blood Glucose

By restricting the time period during which they could eat, researchers have seen promising results for controlling blood glucose levels in men at risk of type 2 diabetes. In a small study now published in the journal Obesity; researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) assessed the effects…

Sugary Drinks

Not Drinking Enough Water Leads To High Consumption of Sugary Drinks

Kids and young adults who drink no water throughout the day; but it may consume twice the amount of calories from sugary drinks; than those who drink water, according to Penn State researchers. Asher Rosinger; assistant professor of biobehavioral health and director of the Water, Health, and Nutrition Lab; said the results—published today (Apr. 22)…

Maintaining Weight Loss

Metformin Might Aid Patients Maintain Weight Loss Long-Term

In the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial and its long-term follow-up study; but among the persons who lost at least 5% of their body weight during the first year; long-term maintenance of weight loss was more likely if they had been assigned; to treatment with metformin than with placebo or lifestyle intervention. Being older…

Circulating Proteins

Novel Circulating Proteins Involved In Progression Of DKD To ESRD

In a breakthrough study published today in Nature Medicine, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified; but a group of 17 circulating inflammatory proteins are consistently associating with the development; and progression of diabetic kidney disease. These 17 proteins, called the Kidney Risk Inflammatory Signature (KRIS), could allow doctors to determine the risk of progression to…

Photo-catalytic Property of copper atom

Enhancing The Photo-catalytic Property of Copper Atom

Researchers demonstrated enzyme-like heterogeneous catalysis for the first time. They developed a highly active heterogeneous TiO2 photocatalyst incorporated with many single copper atoms. They used this catalyst for the photocatalytic hydrogen production; and found that the catalyst is as active as the most active and expensive Pt-TiO2 catalyst. What if there were no tunnels in…