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.