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Protein offers protection against nerve degeneration in ALS model

Increasing the levels of the anti-aging protein hormone Klotho improves the neurological deficits and prolongs life span in an experimental model with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). In addition, brain immune cells called microglia play an important role in protecting the brain against inflammation and, likely, motor neuron loss in this model. ALS or Lou Gehrig’s

Blocking protein curbs memory loss in old mice

Impeding VCAM1, a protein that tethers circulating immune cells to blood vessel walls, enabled old mice to perform as well on memory and learning tests as young mice, a Stanford study found. Mice aren’t people, but like us they become forgetful in old age. In a study published online May 13 in Nature Medicine, old

How much protein do you need for weight loss and muscle growth?

(HealthDay)—Low-carb, vegetarian, Mediterranean—whatever your diet, it’s important to get enough protein. Although research hasn’t yet pinpointed one perfect formula, experts say that the typical “recommended” daily minimums aren’t optimal, and that it helps to factor in your weight and activity level to determine how much protein you personally need. A good baseline for people who

Dunkin' Now Offers Breakfast Bowls & They're Loaded With Protein

America Runs on Dunkin’, something that I, as someone born in the Dunkin’ Donuts home state of Massachusetts and raised in New England, can passionately verify. But where we previously were forced to fuel our days with coffee beverages, glazed pastries, and various carb-heavy sandwiches, there is hope for a new future: Dunkin’ is now

Discovery of a host mRNA that inhibits immune functions of antiviral protein RIG-I

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a hepatotropic virus, with about 80 million chronic infections confirmed worldwide. HCV infection leads to the development of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and in some instances, hepatocellular carcinoma. The recent development of highly potent direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs), targeting viral proteins, facilitates virus elimination in >90 percent of treated individuals. However,

Depression, obesity and pain could be treated by targeting one protein

Depression, obesity and chronic pain could all be treated ‘by blocking the SAME protein’ Scientists blocked protein FKBP51 for the first time without also affecting others Hope will lead to treatment in humans; FKBP51 is also being tested in cancer FKBP51 has many functions from regulating glucose to stress management  e-mail 8 View comments Depression, obesity

Human protein produced in CHO-cells can save donor blood

Alpha-1-antitrypsin is a protein produced by the liver. The protein gets secreted to the blood stream, where it circulates the body to protect the lungs. However, some people are born with genetic disorders that hinders production of this protein. These patients can suffer from decreased lung function, liver diseases and shortness of breath. In the

How to Decode Protein Powder Labels

The right jug has nutrients to build muscle. The wrong one has a lot of BS. Let us decode the label to help you make the best choice. Follow these tips next time you pick up a tub of protein so you’ll be at your muscle-building best. These options are also a great place to