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IIT Madras researchers develop algorithms to detect disease-causing dysfunctional proteins &...

They hope to develop detailed maps of tissue- & disease-specific networks in future that can help in better understanding of the connections among genes, proteins and diseases, and thus contribute towards the cutting-edge field of disease network biology......................

A key cellular mechanism in Huntington disease unravelled

A team of scientists from the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) in Pune have observed that the pathogenic Huntingtin protein causes a decrease in the overall protein production in cells and that the Huntingtin clumps collect together.....................

Way paved for a new treatment for Alzheimer like conditions

A research group at the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune led by Dr Arvind Sahu has for the first time identified the precise units of the RCA protein molecules that are responsible for their regulatory function, thus revealing that functional modularity exists in these proteins...................

Indian scientists find a way to enhance fat-burning capacity of chilli

Researchers of CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) have found that capsaicin - the hot factor present in chillies - could increase the effect of obestatin and thus help reduce fat in the body. Obestatin is a hormone which sends ‘stop eating’ signals...............

Crash diets are potential health hazards: experts

Low-carbohydrate/high-fat diets taken over a period of time may cause the body’s immunity system to malfunction and cause damage to various organs................

Outlook for global agri business in 2019: Transformative innovation, alternate proteins...

Besides embracing the transformative innovation and technology adoption to boost agriculture, India needs to focus on much required trade disruptions in the year 2019, writes K Vijayaraghavan in this exclusive article that outlines the future outlook of the sector...............

IIT Mandi team identifies dark regions in the proteins of Chikungunya...

Study may help understand molecular basis of infection & has implications in designing drugs to treat Chikungunya...…………...

IISER-Bhopal scientists develop new method to synthesize bio-conjugates

The researchers at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, have now demonstrated that it was possible to synthesize an effective conjugate with lysine without much of a problem....................

Possible to detect liver fibrosis by blood test: new study

The new study has reported that patients of liver fibrosis have elevated levels of two proteins- Cathepsin L and Cathepsin B - in liver tissues as well as blood plasma, compared to healthy people..............

Hypertension high in rural areas, linked to kidney disease as well

As per the study conducted by the team led by Dr Y J Anupama of the Department of Nephrology at Nanjappa Hospital, hypertension adds to the risk of kidney disease..........