Biophysical Journal

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Inside the hepatitis C virus is a promising antiviral

A peptide derived from the hepatitis C virus (HCV) kills a broad range of viruses while leaving host cells unharmed by discriminating between the molecular make-up of their membranes, reveals a study published January 5 in ...

Neuroscience

Cornell chemists show ALS is a protein aggregation disease

Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers at Cornell University have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Medical research

Study compares structures of Huntington's disease protein

Neutron scattering research at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has revealed clear structural differences in the normal and pathological forms of a protein involved in Huntington's disease.

HIV & AIDS

Computing a cure for HIV

HIV/AIDS has caused an estimated 36 million deaths, according to the World Health Organization, and remains a major menace worldwide. Today, approximately 35 million people are living with the human immunodeficiency virus ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Research yields first detailed view of morphing Parkinson's protein

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have taken detailed images and measurements of the morphing structure of a brain protein thought to play a role in Parkinson's disease, information that could aid the development of medications ...

Medical research

Researchers solve 20-year puzzle of how heart regulates its beat

(Medical Xpress)—A 20-year puzzle as to how the heart regulates contraction appears to have been solved by researchers from the University of Bristol. The findings, published in the journal Biophysics, paves the way to ...

Medical research

Study of how eye cells become damaged could help prevent blindness

Light-sensing cells in the eye rely on their outer segment to convert light into neural signals that allow us to see. But because of its unique cylindrical shape, the outer segment is prone to breakage, which can cause blindness ...

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