Search Tag: proteins

The increased recognition of proteins in critical illness

2018 16 Mar

There are many new concepts and old controversies surrounding nutrition in critical care such as: the role of trophic feeding, permissive underfeeding, the use of immune modulating agents, and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. However, enteral nutrition and protein delivery have consistently been found to be beneficial. Traditionally,... Read more

A New Cause of High Plasma Triglycerides

2017 08 Apr

A high-fat diet is known to cause a condition known as hypertriglyceridaemia. New research from UCLA shows that antibodies, which attack people's own proteins, can also cause high levels of triglycerides in the blood. The "GPIHBP1 autoantibody syndrome" represents an important advance in understanding hypertriglyceridaemia. See Also : Cardiovascular... Read more

Genetic Modification Aids Cancer Drug Discovery

2015 06 Mar

Genetically modifying cancer cells can aid in clarifying new cancer drugs’ mechanism of action, according to researchers at KU Leuven’s Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute). In this new study, published online in Chemistry & Biology , the researchers confirm that KPT-330 molecule  is able to target and block the Exportin-1 taxi... Read more

New Method Enlarges Tissue Samples, Enabling High-Res Imaging

2015 17 Jan

MIT researchers have developed a new technique that allows biological specimens to be physically magnified and then imaged at high resolution without needing to use very powerful — and often expensive — microscopes. This new method enlarges tissue samples by embedding them in an expandable polymer gel made of polyacrylate. The expansion microscopy... Read more

Cardiac Hypertrophy: Preventable via Protein

2014 13 May

As cardiovascular disease remains the Western world’s leading cause of death, heart failure is the category registering the fastest incidence increase over the past ten years. Pathological hypertrophy, defined as the heart muscle’s growth as its attempt to increase its output, is the stage that precedes heart failure, yet not all hypertrophy... Read more

EMBO Gold Medal 2014 Awarded to Sophie Martin

2014 28 Apr

In recognition of her research to understand the organisation and development of the cell   EMBO, an organisation of more than 1500 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences, has announced Sophie Martin of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, as the winner of the 2014 EMBO Gold Medal. The award acknowledges her work... Read more

Improved Ultrasound Imaging Enables Tumour Visualisation

2014 18 Feb

An innovative new technique developed by UNC researchers could enable doctors to visualise tumours without using radiation in a more cost effective way. Compared to X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, ultrasound not only provides an alternative which is less expensive, but more importantly, it is a radiation-free technology for detecting and monitoring... Read more

Spread of Cancer Potentially Halted by ‘Sticky Balls’

2014 08 Jan

Early research suggests that cancerous tumour cells can be destroyed with sticky balls which consequently, may prevent cancer from spreading to other parts of the body. Once a tumour begins to spread around other areas of the body, it has reached its most dangerous and deadly stage and now scientists at the US Cornell University have successfully... Read more