Tagged: protein

Parkinson’s Disease May Take Root in the Gut Before Moving to the Brain

Parkinson’s Disease May Take Root in the Gut Before Moving to the Brain

Parkinson’s disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain, may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence supporting the idea. The new study...

Cholesterol and heart disease risk could be lowered with a single injection

Cholesterol and heart disease risk could be lowered with a single injection

People born with natural mutations that disable a specific gene have a lower risk of heart disease, with no apparent side effects. Now a single injection has successfully disabled this same gene in animal...

Polar Bears Can’t Just Switch to Terrestrial Food

Polar Bears Can’t Just Switch to Terrestrial Food

Scientists once thought that polar bears might survive by supplementing their pinniped diet by turning to terrestrial foods like snow geese, their eggs and caribou. While captive, the bears do not eat. They drop about one...

Nacho Cheese Botulism Outbreak Raises Awareness of the Deadly Neurotoxic Disease

Nacho Cheese Botulism Outbreak Raises Awareness of the Deadly Neurotoxic Disease

A botulism outbreak has killed one man and sickened nine other people who ate nacho cheese sauce contaminated with the toxic bacterial protein. Heath officials traced the outbreak to a gas station in California’s...