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Children show increase in mental health difficulties over COVID-19 lockdown

June 16, 2020 Admin 0

Summary: Parents/carers of children aged 4-10 years of age reported that over a one-month period in lockdown, they saw increases in their child’s emotional difficulties, such as feeling unhappy, worried, being clingy and experiencing physical symptoms associated with worry, according to early results from the Co-SPACE study, asking parents and […]

Unpacking the two layers of bacterial gene regulation during plant infection

June 15, 2020 Admin 0

Category: Plants & Animals Biotechnology Summary: A study in Nature Plants has revealed new insights into how pathogenic bacteria regulate gene expression during plant infection, as well as the strategies employed by plants to protect themselves from bacterial invaders. Source: Biotechnology News – Biology News Read More

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Statement from the University on anti-racism

June 15, 2020 Admin 0

Summary: In light of the traumatic effect of the killing of George Floyd, and the global focus it has brought to communities and organisations to take further action on racism, the University is reaffirming its unequivocal abhorrence of and opposition to racism against Black and Minority Ethnic people and discrimination […]

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Cells, Vol. 9, Pages 1467: Nanospheres Loaded with Curcumin Improve the Bioactivity of Umbilical Cord Blood-Mesenchymal Stem Cells via c-Src Activation During the Skin Wound Healing Process

June 15, 2020 Admin 0

Summary: Curcumin, a hydrophobic polyphenol derived from turmeric, has been used a food additive and as a herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases, but the clinical application of curcumin is restricted by its poor aqueous solubility and its low permeability and bioavailability levels. In the present study, we […]

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Cancers, Vol. 12, Pages 1586: Ubiquilin Networking in Cancers

June 15, 2020 Admin 0

Summary: Ubiquilins or UBQLNs, members of the ubiquitin-like and ubiquitin-associated domain (UBL-UBA) protein family, serve as adaptors to coordinate the degradation of specific substrates via both proteasome and autophagy pathways. The UBQLN substrates reveal great diversity and impact a wide range of cellular functions. For decades, researchers have been attempting […]

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Molecular simulation of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein binding to pangolin ACE2 or human ACE2 natural variants reveals altered susceptibility to infection

June 15, 2020 Admin 0

Summary: We constructed complex models of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein binding to pangolin or human ACE2, the receptor for virus transmission, and estimated the binding free energy changes using molecular dynamics simulation. SARS-CoV-2 can bind to both pangolin and human ACE2, but has a significantly lower binding affinity for pangolin ACE2 […]

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Microorganisms, Vol. 8, Pages 903: Revisiting the Taxonomic Synonyms and Populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae—Phylogeny, Phenotypes, Ecology and Domestication

June 15, 2020 Admin 0

Summary: Saccharomyces cerevisiae—the most emblematic and industrially relevant yeast—has a long list of taxonomical synonyms. Formerly considered as distinct species, some of the synonyms represent variants with important industrial implications, like Saccharomyces boulardii or Saccharomyces diastaticus, but with an unclear status, especially among the fermentation industry, the biotechnology community and […]