Training an algorithm to play proteins like Chopin can produce more melodious songs.
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Many features of proteins are analogous to music. Mapping these features together creates new musical compositions that help researchers learn about proteins.
For many, distinguishing between fact and fiction is difficult.
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With the vaccines now being administered at sites around the US, it is important to address misinformation surrounding the effort.
Hydrogen sulfide is a stinky toxic gas, but it has health benefits when released in small amounts inside the body. That’s why eating more plant proteins is linked to longevity.
Hydrogen sulphide is a smelly, poisonous gas, but it plays an important role in aging and longevity. New research shows that eating less meat could be a key to harnessing its healthy effects.
Just 20 amino acids for chains in various combinations to create the thousands of varieties of proteins in our body.
A biologist explains where proteins come from and what role the 20,000 or so proteins in your body play in keeping you alive and kicking.
A simple chain of amino acids folds into a complex three-dimensional structure.
Scientists in an artificial intelligence lab have made a breakthrough in solving the problem of how proteins fold into their final three-dimensional shape. The work could speed up creation of drugs.
Without Gaf1, cells had a shorter lifespan.
This discovery could be important in helping increase human healthspan and longevity.
Poor bone health is on the list of problems associated with diabetes.
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Researchers are starting to understand why the bones of diabetic people are more prone to fractures.
One slice is never enough.
Pizza might seem like a simple food, but it’s uniquely equipped to excite our brains and thrill our taste buds.
Canadian runner Leslie Sexton crosses the finish line as the fastest Canadian woman to compete in the Toronto Marathon on October 22, 2017.
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New research aims to better understand the bodies of runners, so that ‘smart’ nutritional supplements can be developed.
Don’t blame the turkey for those snores coming from the living room!
Remember that story about the molecule found in turkey that makes you drowsy? Research shows it’s a myth – tryptophan doesn’t cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.
Gym-goers are going crazy for these products. It’s time for a reality check.
General anesthetics affect cellular proteins to knock us out. Some do so better than others, especially the noble gas Xenon.
How do anesthetics work, and what makes for an ideal anesthetic? It’s not as mysterious as once believed, and there’s a gas that ticks all the boxes for a perfect anesthetic: xenon.
An Australian woman recently died as a result of taking too much protein supplement. But that doesn’t mean these sorts of supplements should be avoided.
Africa is home to a rich diversity of edible insects like mopani worms.
Insects have often been described with words like “disgusting” and the idea of eating them horrifies some people. But this needs to change as they can be an important food source.
The molecules that make up life may have arrived from space, and many are chiral.
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A new theory could explain why the key molecules of life - DNA and RNA - only come in one of two possible forms.
Chocolate milk is well supported by research as ticking all the boxes for an effective exercise recovery drink.
The decision to use protein supplements is based more on marketing claims than anything else. They offer few real performance benefits that an athlete’s normal diet isn’t already delivering.
Impala drink at a waterhole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Milk used in paint nearly 49,000 years ago could have come from their early antecedents.
It may have been a cultural tradition to use tempera paint that contained traces of milk on bodies according to a discovery at Sibudu Caves in KwaZulu Natal.
An excess of the one of the two amino acids in the artificial sweetener aspartame is a significant concern for people with phenylketonuria.
When you buy a diet coke, or any other consumables containing the artificial sweetener aspartame, you’ll see a warning against consuming the product if you have phenylketonuria, an inherited metabolic…
Here I come, carrying seeds of life.
No one knows how life began on Earth. But for it to happen, some simple chemical building blocks would have been needed. Many scientists argue the Earth’s violent past, with its massive volcanoes and regular…