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New components of antiviral pathway discovered

Scientists studying how mammals detect microbes have discovered new components in a crucial pathway that allows immune cells to detect viral invaders. Their research not only deepens the understanding of antiviral responses, ...

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Breakthrough in regulating fat metabolism

Scientists at Warwick Medical School have made an important discovery about the mechanism controlling the body's 'fat switch', shedding new light on our understanding of how proteins regulate appetite control and insulin ...

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Glucose uptake relies on newly identified protein

All cells need glucose (sugar) to produce the energy they need to survive. High glucose levels in the bloodstream (such as occur after a meal), trigger the pancreas to produce insulin. In turn, muscle and fat cells respond ...

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Scientists show how fatty diets cause diabetes

Newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics tend to have one thing in common: obesity. Exactly how diet and obesity trigger diabetes has long been the subject of intense scientific research. A new study led by Jamey D. Marth, Ph.D., ...

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Putting the squeeze on Alzheimer's (w/ Video)

Brain cells exposed to a form of the amyloid beta protein, the molecule linked to Alzheimer's disease, become stiffer and bend less under pressure, researchers at UC Davis have found. The results reveal one mechanism by which ...

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Weak link in Alzheimer's drug candidates

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some current therapies being investigated for Alzheimer's disease may cause further neural degeneration and cell death, according to a breakthrough discovery by UC San Diego researchers.

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