trans fats

Research Suggests Bans On Trans Fats

People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without...
progesterone

Progesterone And Bisexuality: Is There A Link?

Bisexuality is quite common among men and women whose mothers received additional doses of the sex hormone progesterone while pregnant. This is one of...

Protein chaperone takes its job seriously

For proteins, this would be the equivalent of the red-carpet treatment: each protein belonging to the complex machinery of ribosomes -- components of the...

Salicylic acid, a widespread ingredient in pain relief medication

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) can colonize the upper respiratory tract of around one quarter of the human population. As an opportunistic bacteria S. aureus...

Highly sensitive gas sensors for volatile organic compound detection

In an effort to improve VOC detection, a collaboration of Japanese researchers from Kumamoto University, Fukuoka Industrial Technology Center, and Tohoku University set out...

Basement membrane protein influences the connection of blood vessel cells

Which molecular mechanisms are at work when, in the case of inflammation, immune cells migrate from the blood vessel into the tissue? Researchers at...
The Brain's Vascular Network

Electrical ‘Switch’ In Brain’s Vascular Network Monitors Activity And Controls Blood Flow

All it takes is the flip of a protein "switch" within the tiny wire-like capillaries of the brain to increase the blood flow that...

How multi-resistant pathogens can be defeated

The steadily increasing resistance of many pathogens to antibiotics is one of the major challenges of modern medicine. Many of the common antibiotics have...

How protein production gets distorted in skin cancer

"A cell's identity depends on the levels of proteins it produces, and these can be altered by changes in the way proteins are translated...
virulent bacteria

Bacterial survival strategy: Splitting into virulent and non-virulent subtypes

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a survival strategy that harmful bacteria can use to outsmart the human immune response, resulting...