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How a common drug causes liver failure

High doses of acetaminophen can damage the liver. Researchers have found a new mechanism by which an acetaminophen breakdown product can impair liver proteins. The compound activates a protein modification pathway called glutathionylation. The...
11-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Seed oils are best for LDL cholesterol

Using a statistical technique called network meta-analysis, researchers have combined the results of dozens of studies of dietary oils to identify those with the best effect on patients' LDL cholesterol and other blood lipids.
9-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacterial protein mimics DNA to sabotage cells’ defenses

In a new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers at Imperial College London and the Francis Crick Institute report some of the details of how Salmonella shuts down an immune pathway after infection.
28-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Building a Flu Factory From Host Cell Components

A quantitative proteomic study of how influenza virus affects lung-derived cell lines found that protein synthesis machinery relocates to the autophagosome in infected cells.
28-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sperm Quality Study Updates Advice for Couples Trying to Conceive

New clinical and molecular evidence shows that fertility outcomes are improved when semen samples are collected after just a few hours of abstinence.
17-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Cells Handle a Sticky, Toxic, but Absolutely Essential Molecule

A team of researchers at the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic has now solved a long-standing puzzle by identifying the protein that "chaperones" free heme in cells. The findings are published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
14-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Data Studies Scrutinize Links Between Fatty Liver Disease and How Cells Make Energy

Three recent studies dig into how nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects mitochondria in the liver: how mitochondrial energy production stutters and fails as the disease progresses, and how this affects the organ’s use of nutrients to produce...
14-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scanning Thousands of Molecules Against an Elusive Cancer Target

Researchers at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a system to accelerate the discovery of chemical compounds that inhibit an enzyme implicated in a number of...
6-Sep-2018 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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