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Finding of protein key to insulin production may help diabetes treatment

Finding of protein key to insulin production may help diabetes treatment

Health
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The discovery of a protein responsible for producing too much insulin, a condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes, may lead researchers to improved treatment. Researchers were able to remove the protein GRP94 to significantly reduce the production of insulin without effecting the productivity of beta cells in the pancreas, according to a study published Friday in Diabetes Journals. "Even though proinsulin has a relatively short sequence, it still needs help acquiring the right structure to become mature, functional insulin. However, several other studies have shown that proinsulin can be folded without help from proteins in artificial cell-free conditions," Michal Tomasz Marzec, a researcher at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, sa...
Raytheon awarded $114M for AN/SPY-6(V) radar integration, production

Raytheon awarded $114M for AN/SPY-6(V) radar integration, production

Business
Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a $ 114 million contract for integration and production support of the AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, covers support for combat system integration, testing, engineering and maintenance, as well as the procurement of spare parts for the system. The AN/SPY-6(V) radar is currently in production and expected to be included on the new DDG-51 Flight III destroyer. The first of the newest generation of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, the USS Jack H. Lucas, is already under construction, and the Navy this year awarded contracts for the next 10. Raytheon bills the new radar system as the first "truly scalable radar," because it is built using blocks called radar modular assemblies...
Air Force approves production of B-61-12 nuclear bomb tail-fin kits

Air Force approves production of B-61-12 nuclear bomb tail-fin kits

Business
Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center received approval to enter the production phase for the B61-12 nuclear bomb's upgraded tail-fin assembly. The new phase, approved in late October, will involve testing that will more closely match operational conditions, the Air Force said in a news release this week. It follows nearly a year of testing with a perfect record on 31 dummy drops, according to the Air Force. "The flight tests demonstrated the system works very well in its intended environment," AFNWC material leader said Col. Paul Rounsavall said in a statement. "This development effort brought the first-ever digital interface to the B61 family of weapons and demonstrated the B61-12 TKA's compatibility with the Air Force's B-2 and F-15 aircraft." The program falls under the...
OPEC: Venezuelan, Iranian monthly oil production down in September

OPEC: Venezuelan, Iranian monthly oil production down in September

Business
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Oil production in Venezuela, a country with the world's biggest reserves, reached a new low in September as it goes through political and economic instability, declining 3.4 percent in September from August. Production has now reached its lowest point since the 2002-2003 PDVSA oil strike -- in addition to Iranian output also falling. According to monthly data released Thursday by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, and which it attributed to "secondary sources," the country's September production was just under 1.2 million barrels per day, down 42,000 barrels per day from August. Venezuelan officials confirmed a decline to OPEC, but at a higher level. According to the figures reported and described as coming from "direct communication" with Venezue...
Electric version of classic Jag to go into production

Electric version of classic Jag to go into production

Technology
Jaguar's classic E-type sports car is set to make a comeback with a new electric version approved to go into production. The E-type Zero, notably driven by Prince Harry as he whisked Meghan Markle away to their wedding reception earlier this year, will be available to buy from summer 2020.Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced that Jaguar Classic - a unit of the British-based firm which restores vintage models - will convert E-types to electric power at its Classic Works facility in Coventry.Details on how much the revamped car could cost remains tightly under wraps for now. 1:42 ...