Apr 14, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Fighting malaria with math
A mathematic model of the deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, could help science develop drugs to wipe out its' existence in the mosquito.
Apr 13, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Multitasking secrets of RNA-binding
There are hundreds of RNA-binding proteins in an entire human genome. They regulate turnover and fixing in place of many thousands of RNA molecules within cells. They are crucial in maintaining normal cell function. Any defects in RNA-binding proteins can lead to disease.
Apr 12, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How RNA binds to make proteins
Researchers from Princeton University and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have discovered how a fruit fly protein binds and regulates two different types of RNA target sequence. The study, which will be published April 4 in the journal Cell Reports, may help explain how various RNA-binding proteins, many of which are implicated in cancer and neurodegenerative disease, perform so many different functions in the cell.
Apr 11, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Low birth weight babies near coal-fired power plant
From 1990 through 2006 about 25% of mothers living as far as 20 to 30 miles from a notorious power plant known to give off sulfur dioxide, delivered babies below 6 pounds.
Apr 10, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Bad diet in pregnancy 'programs' health complications
Pregnant and eating a high fat and high sugar diet leads to metabolic impairments in both mom and her child, and may "program" both for health complications later in life.