• Tough tardigrades: Microscopic water bears can withstand harmful radiation, thanks to a certain protein

    1 month ago - By Natural News

    A protein found only in tardigrades may protect cells from DNA damage caused by radiation exposure, according to a recent study published in eLife. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego examined the protective properties of a damage-suppressing protein called Dsup and found that it has a cloud-like structure that shields cell components from free radicals. According to coauthor...
    Read more ...

     

  • High-sugar diet can damage the gut's protective mucus layer, lead to worse colitis

    High-sugar diet can damage the gut's protective mucus layer, lead to worse colitis

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Mice fed diets high in sugar developed worse colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease , and researchers examining their large intestines found more of the bacteria that can damage the gut's protective mucus layer.
    Read more ...

     

  • Glucose-lowering drug can protect the kidneys in patients with type 1 diabetes, study shows

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A glucose-lowering drug commonly used in patients with type 2 diabetes, can protect the kidneys in patients with type 1 diabetes. According to results shown in a new study published in the Lancet.
    Read more ...