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Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids are the building blocks of our body and they perform distinct jobs necessary to keep us healthy. In the first talk a cancer biologist will talk about a special type of proteins, kinases. Do not mess up with them as, when they are out of control, they can lead to nasty diseases! In the second talk a nutrionist will explain you how to look after your lipids, in particular, cholesterol, with some tips for your diet!
Protein Kinases and phosphatases. Jack of all trades
In your body every day your cells must decide whether to live or die. Most of the decisions are controlled very stricly by molecules called protein kinases that work by adding to other proteins a phosphate, in a process similar to playing tag, and their antagonists, phosphatases. But, as in the children playground, within the cell things might go wrong. When the activity of these proteins is out of control, they can lead to diseases. I will speak about these proteins and explain how we can deal with their tantrums with drugs, drawing on examples of leukemia and Alzheimer Disease’s treatment.
Bacteria Trick to Lowering Your Cholesterol
Dr Adele Costabile (Reader in Nutrition)
High cholesterol — that's something you get from eating too much steak, eggs, butter, margarine, right? Not exactly. Today the experts say dietary cholesterol doesn't have the effect on blood cholesterol that was once believed but this story has always been more complicated. Many factors can lead to high blood cholesterol, which increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. And you might be able to improve them with one simple addition to your routine you hadn't heard about. I will tell you how secretly good bacteria can lowering your cholesterol!
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