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'Treasure in saliva' may reveal deadly diseases early enough to treat them

UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing—at an early stage—diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists' new analysis of plant proteins advances our understanding of photosynthesis

A world without plants would be a world without oxygen, uninhabitable for us and for many creatures. We know plants release oxygen by absorbing carbon dioxide and breaking down water using sunlight ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Using microscopic bugs to save the bees

For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies (larvae) and leads to hive collapse. It's called American Foulbrood and its effects are so devastating ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Right place, right time: Cellular transportation compartments

Proteins are the machinery that accomplishes almost every task in every cell in every living organism. The instructions for how to build each protein are written into a cell's DNA. But once ...

Sun 26 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Harmless bacterium edges out intestinal germ

Researchers treated C. difficile infections in mice with a closely related bacteria that blocks C. difficile growth.

Tue 28 Oct 14 from ScienceNews

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New study upends current theories of how mitochondria began

Parasitic bacteria were the first cousins of the mitochondria that power cells in animals and plants – and first acted as energy parasites in those cells before becoming beneficial, according ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Scientific breakthrough will help design the antibiotics of the future

Researchers at the University of Bristol focused on the role of enzymes in the bacteria, which split the structure of the antibiotic and stop it working, making the bacteria resistant.

Fri 17 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Tick protein does the trick to fight infection

A protein in ticks that protects them against the cold could inspire a new class of antibiotics for humans, according to a Yale University study.

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Misfolded proteins clump together in a surprising place

Scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have made a surprising finding about the aggregates of misfolded cellular proteins that have been linked to aging-related disorders such ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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New front in war on Alzheimer's and other protein-linked brain diseases

A surprise discovery that overturns decades of thinking about how the body fixes proteins that come unraveled greatly expands opportunities for therapies to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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