Americans are increasing their credit card spending during the pandemic. Here’s how to pay it back. (iStock) The coronavirus pandemic has unequivocally placed Americans under economic and social pressure. However, it can be argued that the most impactful stress many people felt was about their finances. In fact, according toRead More →

From left to right: Hanwen Zhu, Ph.D. Jisan, Ph.D.; and Dr. Patricia Hixon (all in St. Jude’s structural biology) have detailed structures of mutant enzymes known to cause Parkinson’s disease. I’ve decided. Credit: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Structural biologists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have determined the detailedRead More →

N6-methyladenosine, also known as m6A, is the most abundant modification in mRNA. Zinc Finger CCHC-Type Containing 4 (ZCCHC4) is an m6A RNA methyltransferase (MTase) which methylates human 28S rRNA. This zinc finger is highly conserved in multicellular organisms. Additionally, ZCCHC4 influences cell proliferation and has been linked to cancers. InRead More →

The brain relies on a system of chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters, to transport missives from one cell to another. When everything is going well, these communications allow the brain to coordinate a variety of functions, from complex thinking to quick, instinctive responses, but when the system is disrupted, serious illnessRead More →

CHAMPAGNE, III. – A team of researchers led by University of Illinois biochemistry professor John A. Gerlt received a five-year, $ 33.9 million grant from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences to study the functions unknown enzymes. The “glue grant” – so called because it brings together multidisciplinary groupsRead More →