Almost four in 10 adult Americans are obese, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What's more alarming is that in the past two decades alone, in states such as Texas, the share of obesity among residents has tripled. If left unchecked, obesity can even lead to more serious problems including high blood pressure and deadly strokes.
A low-protein high-carbohydrate diet like those practiced in parts of the Mediterranean and Japan may be the best for longevity and healthy brain ageing, according to a study on mice conducted by the University of Sydney released on Wednesday.
Researchers have, for the first time successfully created a protein from scratch capable of binding to a small target molecule. Scientists from the University of Washington School of Medicine designed a cylindrical protein called a beta barrel, which has a cavity to bind the target.
In the brain, as in business, connections are everything. To maintain cellular associates, the outer surface of a neuron, its membrane, must express particular proteins —proverbial hands that reach out and greet nearby cells.