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Biochemistry

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: 13 minutes ago

Living chemistry this week: April 24-May 1
Copper and the brain

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39517/title/Metals-on-our-Mind/

Complete, free article, images, references from
The Scientist

Beautiful biochemicals: April 17-24

Proteins

This enzyme fixes DNA breaks

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/study-identifies-enzymes-help-fix-cancer-causing-dna-defects?et_cid=3899144&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from
R&D Mag.

Chaperones and Alzheimer Disease


http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/04/chaperone-compounds-offer-new-approach-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-treatment?et_cid=3894730&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from
Drug discov. & develop.

Protein identification methods


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39504/title/High-Density-Info/

Full, free article, images, links from The Scientist


Juno and Izumo: egg and sperm fusion proteins


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/sperm-egg-fusion-depends-on-pairing-of-his-her-proteins/81249756/

Complete, free essay, images from
GEN

Other stuff

How does caffeine work in our bodies?


http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/04/science-caffeine-world%E2%80%99s-most-popular-drug?et_cid=3887481&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free video from
R&D Mag.

Niacin found in meteorite

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/vitamin-b3-might-have-been-made-in-space-delivered-to-earth-by-meteorites/#.U1a1m9KwLsZ

Press release from NASA


Arsenic in the hair of Chilean mummies


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mummys-hair-reveals-signs-of-arsenic-poisoning/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140418

Complete, free article, links, image from
Sci. Am.

Hydrogen sulfide necessary for proper marrow stem functioning

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/proper-stem-cell-function-requires-hydrogen-sulfide?et_cid=3890003&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report, link to original summary, all from R&D Mag.


Biochemical news: April 10-17

Proteins

Why some women are more likely to have Alzheimer Disease:


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39704/title/Sex-Biased-Alzheimer-s-Variant/

Short, free report from
The Scientist

Synthetic collagen to increase clotting post-surgically


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/synthetic-collagen-promotes-natural-clotting?et_cid=3875564&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, image from
R&D Mag.

More chemicals

Stress, small RNA's, and sperm in older mice

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sperm-rna-carries-marks-of-trauma/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140415

Full, free essay, link to original abstract from
Sci. Am.

Possibly dangerous volatile organics from crib mattresses


http://www.utexas.edu/news/2014/04/02/crib-mattresses-emit-chemicals/

Press release from Univ. Texas


Beautiful biochemicals: April 3-10
Bug killers and parkinsonism

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/parkinsons-disease-and-pesticides-whats-the-connection/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140408

Full, free essay from
Sci. Am.

Copper and the brain


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39517/title/Metals-on-our-Mind/

Full, free article, images, links, references from The Scientist

Today in biochemistry: March 27-April 3

Inability to synthesize cystein behind Huntington Disease

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/brain-degeneration-huntington%E2%80%99s-caused-amino-acid-deficiency?et_cid=3848887&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free item from
Biosci. Tech.

Use prion detection technique to predict Alzheimer Disease


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/prion-detection-method-shows-promise-as-alzheimere28099s-test/?&WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20140326

Full, free essay, link from Sci. Am.

Modern biochemistry: March 20-27
Thanks to 'net detective Brian Salisbury​

Structure of cholesterol transporter in the mitochondria

http://www.dzne.de/en/about-us/public-relations/meldungen/2014/press-release-no-4.html

Press release, image original citation from DZNE


What are the biochemicals up to: March 13-20

Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Proteins

Protective protein decreases with Alzheimer Disease

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13163.html

Free abstract from Nature

What is the truth about gluten?


http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/debunker/protein-gone-bad-dr-nancy-debunks-gluten-myths-n55056

Free video from NBC News

Other chemicals

Agavins, non-nutritive sugars, might help control diabetes

http://phys.org/news/2014-03-tequila-sweetener-diabeticshelps-blood-sugar.html

Full, free story, links from Phys.org

Phosphatidic acids and glucose release from liver

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/potential-new-therapeutic-target-identified-control-high-blood-sugar?et_cid=3835076&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Micro-RNA restores mouse cardiac functions


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39417/title/Saving-Failing-Hearts/

Complete, free, article, links, reference from The Scientist

This week in biochemistry: March 6-13


Proteins and polypeptides

Silencing proteins

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-editing-free-method-silences-targeted-proteins/81249607/

Full, free essay from GEN

Oxytocin v snacking


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sex-hormone-lessens-snacking/?&WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20140305

Short, free item, images from Sci. Am.

GABA

GABA, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/new-cell-type-implicated-epilepsy-caused-traumatic-brain-injury?et_cid=3816509&et_rid=54713780&type=headline#.Ux9ngdJdXzg

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Could GABA be responsible for age-related memory decline?


http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/03/researchers-find-drug-therapy-could-eventually-reverse-memory-decline-seniors?et_cid=3805341&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

More chemicals

Elements' names explained

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/video-of-the-week/2014/03/11/how-the-elements-got-their-names/

Free video from Sci. Am.

Depleted blood phospholipids  warn of later Alzheimer Disease

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nm.3466.html

Free abstract, references from Nature Med.


Was chemical evolution inevitable?


http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nerdwatch/physicist-believes-evolution-was-inevitable-n45001

Free video from NBC News
.

Best biochemicals: Feb. 27-March 6

Basically biochemistry

James Watson: Is diabetes due to a lack of oxidants?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/watson-proposes-offbeat-view-of-diabetes-oxidants-too-scarce-not-too-abundant/81249563/

Full, free story from GEN

Unsaturated fats prevent abdominal weight

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/abdominal-fat-accumulation-prevented-unsaturated-fat?et_cid=3787247&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UxDScNJdXzg

Complete, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Proteins

Tau protein: how might it work in Alzheimer disease?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/dangerous-mistaken-identity?et_cid=3796303&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UxTsW9JdXzg

Full, free item from
Biosci. Tech.

Blood proteins predicting death


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/biomarked-for-death-four-blood-proteins-can-predict-early-demise/81249552/

Full, free essay from GEN

Biochemistry today: Feb. 20-27

Thanks this week to 'net detective Ann Marie Furdock

Chaperones fold proteins

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/02/chemical-chaperones-help-proteins-do-their-jobs?et_cid=3782303&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay, image from R&D Mag.

Prions important in long-term memory

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/prions-are-key-to-preserving-long-term-memories/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140219

Full, free article, link to research story from Sci. Am.

Breaking bad's meth making discussed

http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2014/02/24/walter-white%E2%80%99s-meth

Free audio file from Academic minute

The scientist and the weedkiller

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all

Complete, free story from The New Yorker

FDA finds no low dose harm related to BPA

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-bpa-experiment-finds-no-low-dose-effects/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140218

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Living chemicals: Feb. 13-20

Tamoxifen, the breast cancer drug, used by body builders?

http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1476

Full, free article, linked citation from BMJ

Lawsuit over legal execution chemical stops sales

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/02/execution-drug-suit-draws-scrutiny?et_cid=3770799&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Looking at reduction/oxidation in cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/02/method-evaluates-response-oxidation-live-cells?et_cid=3765660&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, images from R&D Mag.

 This protein helps in mRNA editing

http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2014/02/hundley-messenger-rna.shtml

Press release, image from Indiana Univ.

Biochemistry this week: Feb.6-13

Researchers use opsins expressing in neurons to control the cells

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2014/optogenetic-toolkit-goes-multicolor-0209.html

Press release, image from MIT

Environmental toxins and Alzheimer Disease

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/studies-link-ddt-other-environmental-toxins-to-late-onset-alzheimers-disease/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140210%20

Complete, free story, link from Sci. Am.

Rethinking steroid biosynthesis

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38958/title/Protein-Function-Refuted/

Full, free article, image, link to research abstract, all from The Scientist

The world of biochemistry: Jan. 30-Feb. 6

A flavonol to protect from Alzheimer Disease

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/01/plant-compound-prevents-alzheimers-mice?et_cid=3736851&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free article from Drug discov. & develop.

What's new in chemistry: Jan. 23-30

"Black mamba:" a new synthetic cannabinoid

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1313655?query=TOC

Free note from New Engl. j. Med.

Alzheimer Disease and DDT metabolite

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/ddt-metabolite-linked-to-heighted-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease/81249423/

Complete, free item from GEN

Better biochemicals: Jan. 16-23

Can RNA synthesis give clues as to the origins of life

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/How-Cellular-Life-Evolved/biotechniques-349115.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=bd2fdc99af-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-bd2fdc99af-87291326#.UtlCS9Io5pg

Full, free essay, image, reference from BioTechniques

Look at all the things that microRNA's do!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/The-Many-Hats-Worn-by-microRNAs/biotechniques-343448.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=34b6397124-cell-biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-34b6397124-87291326#.UtgDXtJdXzg

Complete, free article, image, references, all from BioTechniques.

Modern chemistry: Jan. 2-16

Huntington Disease protein, cardiac muscle proteins

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38842/title/Image-of-the-Day--Drosophila-Heart/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Understanding RNA

http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2014/january/a-powerful-technique-to-further-understanding-of-rna

Press release, image from Univ. No. Carol.

What are the chemicals doing: Dec. 12-Jan. 2

Nucleic acids

Alcohol, oxidative stress, and DNA

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2013/12/alcohol-leaves-its-mark-youngsters%E2%80%99-dna?et_cid=3685092&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UsL0utJDvzg

Complete, free story from Biosci. Tech..

Clear picture of RNA in muscular dystrophy

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/scientists-uncover-detailed-picture-muscular-dystrophy-defect?et_cid=3689692&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UsbyUtJDvzg

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech..

What if you could have a gene code for 30 different amino acids?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38761/title/Recoding-Life/

Short, free item, links, image from The Scientist.

How did RNA come to exist?

http://www.news.gatech.edu/2013/12/23/new-study-brings-scientists-closer-origin-rna

Press release, image from Georgia Tech..

Protein-related

Novel class of mutagens from grilling meat, vehicle exhaust

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/new-compounds-discovered-are-hundreds-times-more-mutagenic?et_cid=3695431&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free item from R&D Mag..

Is there such a thing as a healthy prion? Yes.

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38721/title/The-Bright-Side-of-Prions/

Full, free article, images, references from The Scientist

This protein found in brains, related to obesity

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/new-brain-protein-linked-obesity?et_cid=3699414&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.Us28iNJdXzg

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Enzyme related to hemorrhagic stroke

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/enzyme-mutations-may-protect-against-stroke?et_cid=3697513&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UsxjmdJdXzg

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech..

Other chemicals

How does ketamine act as an antidepressant?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/01/ketamine-acts-antidepressant-boosting-serotonin?et_cid=3697437&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free item from Drug discov. & develop..

Blood cholesterol, beta amyloids, and Alzheimer Disease

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cholesterol-levels-in-blood-linked-to-amyloid-deposits-in-brain/81249300/

Full, free essay from GEN

This week in biochemistry: Dec. 5-12

European Authority review: aspartame safe in cola drinks

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2013/12/aspartame-sweetener-safe-cola-review-says?et_cid=3649796&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UrRyj9JDvzh 

Complete, free article from Biosci. Tech.

Using cytochrome c to detect cell stress

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/12/new-tool-assesses-impact-toxic-agents-cells?et_cid=3649625&et_rid=54713780&location=top 

Full, free item from R&D Mag.

Chemical chaperones to treat protein misfolding diseases in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/38579/title/Fixing-Protein-Folding/ 

Full, free essay, link to original abstract from The Scientist

Chemical in recycled plastic effective against fungi

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/12/recycled-plastic-effective-killing-drug-resistant-fungi?et_cid=3646575&et_rid=5

Full, free story, image from R&D Mag.

Stay up-to-date in biochemicals here: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Thanks this week to 'net detective Andrew Petto

A collection of aps for your Android phone

Mostly chemical-related themes but some biological from BioTechniques

Iron, oxygen, and the preservation of soft tissues

Free abstract from Roy. Soc. B: Bio. Sci.

Watch the enzyme go through phases

Full, free essay, animated video from R&D Mag.



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