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Article ID: 697594

Proteomics Studies on the Basic Biology of Alzheimer’s, Cancer and Listeriosis

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Recent articles in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics investigate metabolic quirks of cancer cells, other roles for the enzyme that generates amyloid beta, and the action mechanism of a bacterial toxin.

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Article ID: 697442

Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Associated with Manic Episodes

Johns Hopkins Medicine

An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates—chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks—may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia.

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Article ID: 697535

Solutions to Water Challenges Reside at the Interface

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Leading Argonne National Laboratory researcher Seth Darling describes the most advanced research innovations that could address global clean water accessibility.

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Article ID: 697278

High Vinculin Levels Help Keep Aging Fruit Fly Hearts Young

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In the heart, aging can disrupt the protein network within muscle cells that move blood around the body. However, a new discovery in how heart muscles maintain their shape in fruit flies sheds light on the crucial relationship between cardiac function, metabolism, and longevity. Researchers have discovered that maintaining high levels of the protein vinculin confers health benefits to fruit flies. Their work, published in APL Bioengineering, shows that fruit flies bred to produce 50 percent more vinculin enjoyed better cardiovascular health and lived a third of their average life span longer.

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Article ID: 697452

New Cost-Effective Instrument Measures Molecular Dynamics on a Picosecond Timescale

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Studying the photochemistry has shown that ultraviolet radiation can set off harmful chemical reactions in the human body and, alternatively, can provide “photo-protection” by dispersing extra energy. To better understand the dynamics of these photochemical processes, a group of scientists irradiated the RNA base uracil with ultraviolet light and documented its behavior on a picosecond timescale. They discuss their work this week in The Journal of Chemical Physics.

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Article ID: 697471

Exploding Waves from Colliding Dissipative Pulses

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The interaction of traveling waves in dissipative systems, physical systems driven by energy dissipation, can yield unexpected and sometimes chaotic results. These waves, known as dissipative pulses are driving experimental studies in a variety of areas that involve matter and energy flows. In the journal Chaos, researchers discuss their work studying collisions between three types of DSs to determine what happens when these traveling waves interact.

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Article ID: 697521

Why Men Might Recover From Flu Faster Than Women

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Men may recover more quickly from influenza infections because they produce more of a key lung-healing protein, a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

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17-Jul-2018 10:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697484

$26.5 Million Grant to Fund First Large-Scale Study of African-American Men with Prostate Cancer

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center will participate in a $26.5 million effort to conduct the first large-scale, multi-institutional study on African-American men with prostate cancer to better understand why they are at higher risk for developing more aggressive forms of the disease and why they are more likely to die from it.

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Article ID: 697481

Majority of Older Adults with Probable Dementia Are Likely Unaware They Have It, Study Suggests

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of information gathered for an ongoing and federally sponsored study of aging and disability adds to evidence that a substantial majority of older adults with probable dementia in the United States have never been professionally diagnosed or are unaware they have been.

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