A new type of medicine, custom-made with tiny proteins | Christopher Bahl

A new type of medicine, custom-made with tiny proteins | Christopher Bahl

I’m a protein designer. And I’d like to discuss a new type of medicine. It’s made from a molecule called a constrained peptide. There are only a few constrained peptide drugs available today, but there are a lot that will hit the market in the coming decade. Let’s explore what these new medicines are made …

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New council calls for national nutrition research moonshot

New council calls for national nutrition research moonshot

Our food is the single most important determinant of our health. Almost every system of our body is influenced by food and right now, our food system is causing disease. I think at this pace, we’re going to discover what we need to know. But it may take 30 or 40 or 50 years to …

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How the cell prioritizes and targets organelles and protein aggregates for degradation by autophagy

How the cell prioritizes and targets organelles and protein aggregates for degradation by autophagy

[Rhonda]: So maybe we can kind of talk, shift a little bit into the general role that autophagy plays in some of these age-related diseases, like neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Talk a little bit about the microautophagy, or is that what you call it, like, when you’re talking about the specific degradation of …

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Treatments for dementia: The dementia guide

Treatments for dementia: The dementia guide

Rusty: You can live your life with the treatment you get. I suppose the drugs that they give us are obviously doing us good. I know I’m taking medicine but I just don’t think about it. I think it must be helpful because I really don’t have too many worries about it. Dan Harwood: There …

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5 Weird Things Your Blood Can Tell You

5 Weird Things Your Blood Can Tell You

This episode of SciShow is sponsored by Brilliant! Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [♪ INTRO] It usually isn’t possible to simply glance at a sick person and instantly know exactly what disease they have. In order to diagnose diseases and assess risks, doctors often rely on biomarkers, a broad category that basically represents anything …

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7 Thyroid Damagers Hiding Out in Your Home

7 Thyroid Damagers Hiding Out in Your Home

Dr. Axe: Hey, guys, Dr. Josh Axe here with Jordan Rubin. Welcome to Ancient Medicine Today. Today we’re going to be talking about the many things that are actually destroying your thyroid and some of the top foods and nutrients and herbs you need to start taking in order to boost your thyroid health. Jordan, …

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Alzheimer’s disease – plaques, tangles, causes, symptoms & pathology

Alzheimer’s disease – plaques, tangles, causes, symptoms & pathology

Dementia isn’t technically a disease, but more of a way to describe a set of symptoms like poor memory and difficulty learning new information, which can make it really hard to function independently. Usually dementia’s caused by some sort of damage to the cells in the brain, which can be from a variety of diseases. …

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What happens if we don’t get enough proteins?

What happens if we don’t get enough proteins?

We have already encountered a few situations that may create short-term alterations of our protein balance: for example if we skip a couple of meals, fast for a whole day, perform strenuous resistance training to the point of depleting our glycogen stores, then we may have to use some of our muscle proteins to maintain …

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